Is the patient under 3 months old?
Have there been symptoms for more than 7 days without improvement?
Are you coughing up stuff from your chest?
Have you developed wheezing?
Is your breathing rapid or difficult?
ACTIVITIES: Decrease activities till feeling better. Activities which make you sweat will increase your cough. Avoid tobacco smoke and dust.
MEDICATIONS: If you don't have uncontrolled high blood pressure, you may take any over-the-counter cough syrup, such as Robitussin. If over-the-counter medications are not helping, then you should be examined by your doctor.
DIET: You should drink plenty of water and juices. You may eat anything you desire.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. Your temperature is over 103 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. You see no improvement after a few days.
3. You have trouble breathing.
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