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Smoking is associated with constant cough which is resistant to oseltamivir therapy for suspected COVID-19
  • Satoru Chiba
Satoru Chiba
Sapporo Suzuki Hospital

Corresponding Author:chibas_0317@yahoo.co.jp

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22 COVID-19-suspected patients without hypoxia were divided into 11 current smokers and 11 never smokers. Four current smokers experienced constant cough after oseltamivir administration, compared with 0% of never smokers. The cough disappeared in3 cases after ciclesonide inhalation. Ciclesonide may improve the constant cough in current smokers with COVID-19.