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NICE recommendations on antibiotic prescribing for acute cough
Dr KK Aggarwal,  11 February 2019
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NICE has published new recommendations on antimicrobial prescribing for acute cough. It says that acute cough is usually self-limiting and resolves within 3 to 4 weeks without antibiotics. The most common cause is a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Acute bronchitis, a lower respiratory tract infection can also cause acute cough.The guideline advises that medical help should be sought if symptoms worsen rapidly or significantly, do not improve after 3 to 4
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