Should I go to the ER?

I've had a really bad cough for the past week. I have no other symptoms like fever, sneezing etc but the coughing is so bad that my throat burns and I can hardly talk. My insurance doesn't cover urgent care visits to the doctor, only to the emergency room. I know it's only a cough but its never been... show more I've had a really bad cough for the past week. I have no other symptoms like fever, sneezing etc but the coughing is so bad that my throat burns and I can hardly talk. My insurance doesn't cover urgent care visits to the doctor, only to the emergency room. I know it's only a cough but its never been this violent before. Should I go or will they laugh at me?
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