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When To See Your Doctor

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Updated April 16, 2014

You should contact your doctor if you have a cough and any of the following symptoms.

  1. When cough produces mucous that is yellow, green or tan and has lasted more than a week or is accompanied by a fever.
  2. When coughing up blood.
  3. When short of breath and wheezing.
  4. When you have heart problems. If you are coughing up pink, frothy mucous go to an Emergency Room immediately.
  5. When accompanied by night sweats or fevers at night.

Any time you are concerned about your cough, you should consult your health care provider.

Sources:

"Cough." Familydoctor.org 1996. American Academy of Family Physicians. 24 Oct 2006.

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