A cough is a common reflex action that helps clear the throat of mucus or foreign irritants. Coughing to help clear the throat is usually an infrequent action, although a number of conditions can cause more frequent bouts of coughing. Generally speaking, a cough that can last for less than three weeks is known as an acute cough.

A cough that lasts between 3 and 8 weeks, improving by the end of that period, is a subacute cough. A persistent cough that lasts more than that is known as chronic cough.

Most cough episodes will clear up, or at least significantly improve, within two weeks. If you cough up blood or have a “barking” cough, talk to your doctor right away. Any cough that hasn’t improved after a couple of weeks may be serious, and you should go see a doctor.



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