A cough will usually clear up on its own within two weeks.

You should:

  • Rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to do your normal activities.
  • ? Do a Covid test, if you have flu-like symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, fever, headache, tired, and cough)

See your clinic if:

  • Your cough lasts over 2 weeks.
  • You also have chest pain.
  • You are losing weight for no reason
  • You find it difficult to breathe

⚠️ See your clinic or a hospital urgently if you are coughing up blood.