Facts About Cough Cough is your body’s Home Remedies: Call your doctor or seek defensive response to immediate medical care if: remove foreign materials •Drink plenty of water/fluids: and mucus from the lung. Loosens up phlegm •Cough present in children under 2 years old. • Suck on cough drops, Cough can be productive and lozenges, and hard candy: •Your cough becomes nonproductive. Soothe irritated throat worse or wheezing Productive: Produces phlegm p g occurs. or mucus. This kind of cough •Use humidifier/vaporizer: generally should not be held in Loosens up mucus in the •You cough up blood since it clears mucus from the lungs. lungs. •You get other symptoms, Nonproductive: Dry or hacking •Do not smoke: Avoid such as moderate to coughs that do not produce secondhand smoke. Ask your severe chest pain with mucus. pharmacist for ways to quit. coughing, a rash, or a fever. •Avoid allergens. Coughs can be caused by: •Drink honey and lemon Tea: •If the cough last more 1. Smoking than 7 days. Soothe throat, to reduce 2. Allergens, cold, asthma cough. Do not give honey to 3. Diseases such as children under 1 years old due ,p bronchitis, pneumonia, , botulism. to the risk of botulism tuberculosis Misunderstandings: ♦Yellow or green mucus does not necessarily mean it is a bacterial infection. ♦A cough is a symptom, not a disease. Frequently Asked Question: Q: Can I take any over-the-counter medications? A: There are various medications available, please consult with your pharmacist to figure out which one is right for you. Q: Can I take antibiotics for any coughs? A: No, because antibiotics kills bacteria only. And coughs are usually associated with colds/flu, that are caused by viruses. Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of medical advice or care. If you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor.