Impact of coughing on daily life for IPF patients
Vincent Cottin on the impact of cough in daily life
Cough is really a problem in patients with IPF and a lot of them complain about their cough and ask us what we can do for the management of cough. Cough is usually dry but a few of the patients have also some sputum of mucous at least late in the course of the disease. And cough is really disabling for the patients. Some of them refrain from any social life because they fear that they will have a very heavy and dry cough that is really problematic in a restaurant for example or in any kind of social life.