Treatment for cough since past 2 weeks

Patient

Q: Hey i have a very strong cough since two weeks . whats the best treatment ? thank you very much

Doctor

A:   There are a number of causes for cough. A common reason would be upper respiratory tact infection. The majority of respiratory tract infections are caused by viruses which do not require antibiotics or treatment from a doctor.  They are best managed with plenty of fluids, plenty of rest and sleep. However, since your symptoms are continuing for a week you may benefit with an antibiotic and an antitussive for which you will need to see your doctor.

Related Q&A

Q: I have a cold I've been to the doctor and I'm on OTC and a Z pack and he also said to buy Affrin because I was oppose...

Q: Hello Doctor, I have an extremely strong immune system but I would not want to share my immunity with certain peopl...

Q: What to do if I have a fever of 100.4?

Q: Hello, I often blow my nose at night and seem to be waking up to a bloody tissue every morning or so. I thought it w...

Q: Hello, was in thailand for 2 weeks, bangkok phuket and the islands of phi phi and krabi, travelled to cambodia by pla...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews