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Cough


In a few minutes the symptom check will give you personal and reliable information about your cough symptoms. You will know:

  • 1 How serious your cough symptoms are..
  • 2 If you need to see a doctor & what you have to watch out for.
  • 3 What you can do to get rid of your cough complaint.
  • 4 What the doctor would think of first.

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Cough

General information about coughing

Having a cough can be very irritating and it can last for a long time, sometimes for three weeks. The lungs are covered in a layer of mucus. This layer makes sure that particles that shouldn't go into the lungs are stopped. If many particles, dust, or other materials end up in the mucus layer you will cough up phlegm, so it gets removed. Read more about coughing below or do the symptom check and get personal information about your throat and chest complaints.

Other symptoms with your sore throat

Other symptoms that you can experience together with a cough are:

- Tickling cough: It is possible that you don't cough up any phlegm. This is called a dry cough or a tickling cough.
- Fever, so a body temperature of more that 101.3F (38 degrees Celsius)
- Phlegm: when you cough, phlegm might go into your mouth
- A sore throat; because you have a cold or have laryngitis for example

The causes of a cough

Coughing can be caused because the lungs and the throat produce too much phlegm. This can not stay in the throat or lungs, so it is coughed up. Phlegm can be translucent, yellow or green. Aside from innocent irritation of the lungs or throat, a cough can be caused by a common cold, the the flu, or laryngitis.

Knowing what to do when you have a sore throat of laryngitis

It is important to know what you can do yourself to get rid of your cough and when it is important to contact a doctor. So do the symptom check; you answer questions about your symptoms, like coughing, chestpain, fever, phlegm, et cetera, and you will get a personal result within a few minutes, explaining everything about your complaints!

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Cough
Asthma
Reflux
COPD
Allergies

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Answer all the questions as best as possible. It is possible to change your answers at the end of the check.

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What is bothering you?

Click on one or more symptoms from the list.

How old are you?

Click on one of the answers. Then click on 'Next step'

What is your gender?

Click on one of the answers

How sick do you feel?

Click on a number between 0 (not sick or no pain) and 10 (Extremely sick or extreme pain) that describes how you feel.

How worried are you?

Click on a number between 0 (not worried) and 10 (Extremely worried) that describes how worried you are.

How long have you had a cough?

Do you have a fever?

Measure your temperature and indicate how high your fever is.

Fever thermometer

How long have you had a fever?

Do you have one or more of these conditions:

Diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart failure or a strongly reduced immune system due to heavy medication or HIV-infection

Do you have chest pain?

Pain in the middle of your chest, or a pressing sensation on your chest

Chestpain

Have your legs gotten thicker lately?

Are you coughing up blood?

Take a look at what you are coughing up, do you see blood?

Cough blood

Is there a wheezing sound when you breathe?

A clear wheezing sound when you breathe in or out?

Do you have trouble breathing, or are you breathing really fast?

Do you have difficulty breathing, or do you breathe faster than you normally do?

Short of breath

Do you have trouble drinking or swallowing?

Do you, for example have trouble swallowing a sip of water?

Swallowing
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