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Cough

About cough

Find information and advice about coughing symptoms, prevention and treatment. Learn what the difference between a dry and wet cough is and what medications and home remedies can help ease irritation, coughing and congestion.

What is chronic cough?

A chronic cough lasts longer than two months and can be effectively treated in the majority of cases.

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others. Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute.

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