View Full Version : how can you tell

10-24-07, 07:32 PM
how can you tell if a cough is caused by illness or tics?

11-14-07, 09:45 PM
I guess the total length of time you had the cough. Like if it's only 2 or 3 days it's probably illness, but if persistant like 6 months to 1 year, it might be tics.

11-15-07, 08:16 AM
ask people that you are around daily if you annoy them with your cough.

I'm not trying to be a smart alec. When you are around someone daily, you notice when they're sick. You also notice when they have an annoying habit and unfortunately, a cough can be one of them, in the form of a tic.