Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cough lightly, because you cough on my dreams


Elsewhere there has been discussion of the problem of spontaneous coughing during concerts and an appeal for cures. So I am sharing the following from a 2011 Overgrown Path post titled Miracle cure for concert coughs?

In the recovery period immediately after stomach surgery coughing is exceedingly painful and possibly dangerous. During my recent stay in hospital a helpful nurse told me that coughs can be suppressed by gently pinching the windpipe at the base of the neck. I can confirm it works, apparently because it derails the small spasms in the windpipe that cause the cough. Surely worth including in concert programmes?

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