Arnold's nerve cough

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Reflex cough, caused by irritation of auricular branch of vagus (X) nerve.

Description

Reflex cough, caused by irritation (friction from clotting, temperature changes) of auricular branch of vagus (X) nerve. It is associated with attack of sub-occipital stabbing or burning pain, shifting to neck occasionally and to shoulder. Auricular neuralgia may be present. Pain on pressure on the area posterior to ear.

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