Cough

Symptoms 

  • Cough-Dry
  • Cough-Productive of phlegm
  • Throat Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disruption

Self-Care

  • Hydration
  • Rest 
  • Lozenges (Halls, Ricola, Cepacol, etc.)
  • Over-the-counter medications - Read and follow directions on package
    • Expectorants - Guaifenesin/Mucinex to thin phlegm 
    • Cough suppressant- Dextromethorphan (DM) or Delsym 
    • Combination products with both active ingredients - Mucinex DM or Robitussin DM

Seek Medical Attention If: 

  • History of Asthma 
  • Wheezing 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Chest pain 
  • Cough disturbs sleep 
  • Cough persists more than a week 
  • Fever over 100.4° F
  • You have questions or concerns 

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