Latest productive cough Stories

2011-03-24 17:21:12

Prescribing antibiotics for patients with discoloured phlegm caused by acute cough has little or no effect on alleviating symptoms and recovery, a Cardiff University study has found. Acute cough is one of the common reasons why people visit their GP and accounts for a large proportion of antibiotics prescribed in the community. One of the most common questions asked by GPs to their patients is about their phlegm: "Are you coughing anything up?" or "What colour is your phlegm?" Clinicians and...

2009-12-16 11:11:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite an increased concern for their health due to fears of the H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu), American adults frequently confuse their symptoms and the treatments appropriate for them when dealing with a cough due to a cold or flu, according to results of a new survey conducted in October for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Equally concerning results from a separate survey conducted earlier in the year for the nurse...

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