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A chesty cough, otherwise known as a productive cough, is one that produces mucus. The cause of a chesty cough could be the result of a bacterial infection, allergy or viral infection. It is important to take note of the colour of the mucus that is brought up during a chesty cough to help determine the cause.
Seek medical advice about your cough if:
In the case of a chesty cough, with clear or white mucus production, a simple cough preparation may be useful. There are a range of over-the-counter medicines that are available at your local Advantage Pharmacy that can help provide some relief.
Chesty cough preparations often contain ingredients to help clear mucus from the airways, reducing the persistent cough. Preparations may contain a number of ingredients and are available in different forms e.g. liquid, lozenges or tablets.
For children aged 6 plus and adults, a chesty cough liquid, such as Robitussin ME Chesty Cough Forte Liquid, may provide some relief. This cough liquid contains a combination of two ingredients to help break down and also thin mucus, making it easier to clear the airways. For a herbal cough syrup which is also suitable for younger childeren , Prospan Chesty Cough Relief may be a suitable alternative, to help relieve and ease coughing. It has a non-drowsy, sugar-free, gluten-free and alcohol-free formula with a pleasant taste.
For convenience, Duro-Tuss Chesty Cough Lozenges and Bisolvon Chesty Tablets are available from your local Advantage Pharmacy. These products help to break down excess mucus and are suitable for children aged 6 years plus.
Here are some additional advice which you may find useful: