Questions to Ask your Doctor about Cough

Write down any questions you may have for your doctor so you won't forget to ask them during your visit.

  • Is my cough ever going to go away?
  • What additional warning signs should I be aware of with a cough?
  • Do I need antibiotics to treat my cough?
  • Is my cough contagious?
  • How serious is my cough?
  • Is it a good idea to take medication to suppress my cough?

Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.

Page last updated: February 27, 2020

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