What Makes You Cough
When you have a cough or cold, coughing expels the excess mucus/phlegm that builds up in your lungs. You don’t have to be sick to cough. Dust, pollen, smoke, and strong odors all can trigger a cough. Even if you’re not spreading germs, it’s a good idea to cover your mouth anyway.
How to Care for a Cough
If you have a serious, persistent cough, check with your healthcare provider. But if your cough is just starting, or if it’s mild and doesn’t bother you too much, here’s what you can do: drink lots of fluids; get plenty of rest, even if you don’t feel sick; and consider an over-the-counter cough medicine like Delsym® to relieve your cough.
Check the Delsym®label for more information and talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider to find out which medicine is best for you.