Traditional treatment of persistent cough may not be totally effectiveThe traditional medical treatment form of persistent cough may not prove to the most effective as per two new reviews of previous medical studies.

It was concluded by the first review that antibiotic treatment may prove useful to children with moist cough lasting for a period more than ten days. The second review suggested that children with persistent drug coughs must not be treated with corticosteroids, which are normally prescribed for treating asthma patients.

This reviews appeared in an issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research.