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Cold, Flu, & Cough Health Center

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Coughs, Age 12 and Older - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You cough up blood.
  • You have new or worse trouble breathing.
  • You have a new or higher fever.
  • You have a new rash.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • You cough more deeply or more often, especially if you notice more mucus or a change in the color of your mucus.
  • You have new symptoms, such as a sore throat, an earache, or sinus pain.
  • You do not get better as expected.

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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