‘Visit your GP’ if you have a long lasting cough – signs to look for and what it could be


If you are experiencing a chesty cough which is producing mucus, usually green in colour, this may indicate you have a chest infection.

“Particularly if your cough is accompanied by shortness of breath or wheezing, a high temperature, headaches, fatigue and muscle ache,” said Kanani.

“This will usually last three weeks, but will go away by itself.

“If it gets worse, or is persistent, your GP may prescribe you with antibiotics, but this is usually a last resort.



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