Cough Lasts Longer Than Patients Think

It's winter and that means lots of viral colds, influenza and bronchitis. A new small study was published in The Annals of Family Medicine that addresses what we doctors already know...the cough following an illness often lasts for weeks after the infection has cleared.

The researchers surveyed almost 500 patients by phone.  They found that people expected their cough to clear up in about 7-9


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