Ashok M, Girish R and Varsha N
Cough intensity is an important determinant of global cough severity. Acute cough usually resolves in less than 2-3 weeks while if prolonged, it is considered chronic cough (lasting longer than 8 weeks). The classifying of cough based on ‘severity’ and its impact on the daily life of the patient is an important gap in the management. In most of the clinical studies conducted so far, there is generally a lack of specific and sensitive data of individual symptoms for cough evaluation.