Most coughs clear up within three weeks and don’t need any treatment. Antibiotics won’t help.
Most coughs clear up within three weeks and don’t need any treatment. There’s usually no need to see your GP. You can look after yourself at home by resting, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen. These do not help you get better more quickly, but they will help the pain.
Seek medical advice if:
If you have any of the following symptoms, however mild, you need to do a PCR test as soon as possible to make sure it isn’t Covid-19;
Self-isolate until you get your test result and only leave your home to have a test.