Another great session from Dr. Paauw this morning on evaluation and treatment of common symptoms. The extremely condensed lessons:
-Not much works for acute persistent cough. A dose of honey is as good as anything, especially since there is a pretty significant placebo effect in treating cough.
- Migraines are common and underdiagnosed. Often they are mistaken for sinus headaches.
-Patient history is your best tool in sorting out the reasons for dizziness.
More to come in an upcoming issue of Internist....