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Health Tip: Dealing With a Chronic Cough

Last Updated: August 12, 2019.

(HealthDay News) -- 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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