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Cough

That nagging cough may be due to a common cold or a number of other infections. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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That nagging cough may be due to a common cold or a number of other infections. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Try traditional herbs

    Relieve coughing with herbal remedies containing marshmallow, sundew, thyme, coltsfoot, or slippery elm

  • Get a checkup

    Visit your healthcare provider if your cough lasts longer than two weeks, or if you think you are coughing up blood

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