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A cough will usually clear up on its own within 3 to 4 weeks.

How you can treat a cough yourself

There’s usually no need to see a GP.
You should:

You could also try:

There’s limited evidence to show these work.
How to make a hot lemon and honey drink
Hot lemon with honey has a similar effect to cough medicines.

You can ask a pharmacist about:

These will not stop your cough, but will help you cough less.
Decongestants and cough medicines containing codeine will not stop your cough.

What happens at your appointment

To find out what’s causing your cough, your GP might:

What causes coughs

Most coughs are caused by a cold or flu.
Other causes include:

A cough is very rarely a sign of something serious like lung cancer.