Health Tip: Dealing With a Chronic Cough
-- A chronic cough is defined as one that lasts more than eight weeks, says Cleveland Clinic.
The clinic mentions a few treatment options:
- For pneumonia or bronchitis, antibiotics such as Azithrocin and Ceftin may be prescribed.
- For post-nasal drip, an over-the-counter decongestant can relieve symptoms.
- For severe chronic cough, a suppressant such as codeine may be prescribed.
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Posted: August 2019
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