Abbreviations:CACC ( cough associated with the common cold), CHEST ( American College of Chest Physicians), FDA ( Food and Drug Administration), NSAID ( nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), OTC ( over the counter), RCT ( randomized controlled trial), VAS ( visual analogue scale)
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