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Treating a Cough

You can treat most coughs at home. Experts say you should see your doctor, though, if a cough lasts for more than four weeks; if it's accompanied by shortness of breath; if you are at risk for lung disease; or if your sputum is yellow, green or tinged with blood.

Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Last Review Date: 2/22/2005
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