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Coughing is an automatic reflex action to clear your airways of mucus or any choking. Everyone coughs occasionally to ‘clear their throats.’ The cough reflex protects the lungs, but visit your doctor in case a persistent cough lasts for over three weeks. If you’re often short of breath, cough up blood, are losing weight or run a high temperature, see your doctor as soon as possible. The acute cough usually improves in one week if it is a viral infection, which causes a runny nose and cough. Cough treatment depends on the cause of the cough.
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Cough treatment depends on the likely cause of your cough. For acute coughs by viral infections, simple remedies may help. For example, good inhaling steam, honey, and lemon tea will soothe your throat and blocked airways. In case of mild fever or aches and pains, physicians recommend those to take Tylenol or Advil for relief. The cough gets cured on its own. If the underlying cause is by bacterial infection, then doctors may prescribe antibiotics.
Stop smoking or inhaling smoke when you suffer from a cough. Also avoid dusty or smoky places. Drink plenty of fluids.