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Coughing is a reflex that keeps your throat and airways clear. Although it can be annoying, coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. Coughs can be either acute or chronic. Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute coughs are the kind you most often get with a cold, flu, or acute bronchitis. Chronic coughs last longer than 2 to 3 weeks. Causes of chronic cough include

Water can help ease your cough - whether you drink it or add it to the air with a steamy shower or vaporizer. If you have a cold or the flu, antihistamines may work better than non-prescription cough medicines. Children under four should not have cough medicine. For children over four, use caution and read labels carefully.

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  1. Cough (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. Coughs can be either acute or chronic. Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute coughs are the kind you most often get with ...
  2. Cold and Cough Medicines (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? Besides drinking plenty of fluids and getting ... medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - ...
  3. Whooping Cough (National Library of Medicine)  
    Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you make when you take a breath after you cough. You may have choking spells or may cough ...
  4. Children's Robitussin Cough Long-Acting® ... Vicks DayQuil Cough® ... Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Dry Cough® ... Zicam Cough MAX® ... Dextromethorphan is used to temporarily relieve cough caused by the common cold, the flu, or other conditions. Dextromethorphan will relieve a cough but will not treat the cause of ...
  5. ... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough In British study, 1 in 5 cases of ... 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Children's Health Immunization Whooping Cough WEDNESDAY, June 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-fifth ...
  6. Cough Out® ... Scot-Tussin® Expectorant SF Cough ... the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways. ... Guaifenesin comes alone and in combination with antihistamines, cough suppressants, and decongestants. Ask your doctor or pharmacist ...
  7. Your Child's Cough (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... and when to go to the doctor. "Barky" Cough Barky coughs are usually caused by a swelling ... happens when the child inhales (breathes in). Whooping Cough Whooping cough is another name for pertussis, an ...
  8. Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Fact Sheet for Parents (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Vaccines & Preventable Diseases Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccination Whooping Cough (Pertussis) - Fact Sheet for Parents Diseases and the ... 1 in a million children. What is whooping cough? Whooping cough—or pertussis—is a very serious ...
  9. How Is Cough Treated? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... page from the NHLBI on Twitter. How Is Cough Treated? The best way to treat a cough ... the cough itself. Treating the Cause of a Cough Acute and Subacute Cough An acute cough lasts ...
  10. Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Submit Button CDC Features Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Language: English Español (Spanish) Share Compartir Babies ... CDC's recommended schedule [316KB] . Pregnant Women Need Whooping Cough Vaccine If you are pregnant, talk with your ...
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