Information about Streptococcus A (Strep A) and scarlet fever
Illnesses and conditions
A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke. It's rarely a sign of anything serious.
Information about coughs, including causes and treatments, in Chinese (traditional).
You can contact our health information team using Language Line (0800 22 44 88). You'll have a three-way conversation with the call handler to get the advice you need.
Find out more about Language Line.
16 September 2021
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