Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.
- Cover mouth with left hand, since you use your right hand to shake hands, etc.
- Wash hands as soon as feasible and before touching surfaces used by other people - so you don't spread germs
If you have a dry, hacking cough:
- Consider using a cough suppressant - avoid combined expectorant/suppressant medications
If you have a deep, wet cough:
- Consider using a cough expectorant - avoid combined expectorant/suppressant medications
If coughing persists:
- See a doctor