Welcome to our prototype website for medical diagnostic algorithms. At the present we have cough as our only algorithm. Please try it and respond to me by email. If you are a physician please contact me if you have special expertise in managing common symptoms and would like to develop symptom algorithms. For the "Cough Central" chat room please click the Links to discuss all aspects cough.

Coughing is a natural and helpful mechanism. Most of us will experience coughing of a simple nature which will last about one week, most commonly as a result of a cold or a respiratory allergy. However a simple cough which lasts up to six weeks and longer is not unusual.

A complex cough can be a serious medical condition and can include fever, chest pain, weight loss, shortness of breath and coughing blood. You should consult with your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.

This website provides educational material on simple coughing. Included are unique interactive features which will allow you to research the possible causes of coughing and medical therapies available. This site is not a substitute for a regular medical doctor nor are specific diagnoses recommended. This site is restricted to adults over the age of 18.

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