Cough is an annoying symptom following the common cold and can persist for weeks or months in some individuals.  This study aims to test whether early intervention for cough reduces symptoms and reduces the duration of cough.

What does this study involve?

This study aims to test whether early intervention for cough reduces symptoms and reduces the duration of cough. If you agree to participate in this study you will be randomly allocated to receive one of two treatments. The study involves 3-4 visits with the researchers at Hunter Medical Research Institute.

Who can participate?

Who can participate in the research?

Participating in this research is suitable for you if:

  • Your cough has been present for between 3 and 6 weeks following an upper respiratory tract infection (common cold)
  • You are not coughing up phlegm
  • You are aged 18 years or older

This study will not be suitable for you if:

  •  You are coughing up blood
  •   You have cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or interstitial lung disease
  • You are unable to attend study visits
  • You are a current smoker
  • You have significant breathing difficulties, especially at rest or at night
  • You have a history of unexplained weight loss
  • You have current or ongoing chest pain
  • You currently have pneumonia

For more information about what is involved, click here to download the participant information statement.

Register you interest

To find out more or to register your interest please contact:

Sarah Kapela

T: +61 02 4921 3725

E: sarah.kapela@health.nsw.gov.au

Or

Dr Anne Vertigan

E: anne.vertigan@health.nsw.gov.au