Health Tip: Before Using Cough Medicine

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(HealthDay News) -- Even if you're considering using an over-the-counter cough medicine, there are certain warning signs that should prompt you to consult with your doctor first.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this list:

  • If you're running a fever.
  • If you're having difficulty catching your breath.
  • If you have a cough that's lasted more than several weeks.
  • If you're wheezing while breathing or coughing.
  • If you have a cough that seems to come and go.

-- Diana Kohnle

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