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Coughs - Chesty Adult

Description

Chesty coughs produce lots of phlegm. If the phlegm is yellow/green this could mean that there is an infection present. If this is the case, please consult our pharmacist for further advice.

Our Advice
  • Ask our pharmacist to choose the best medicine for your cough.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Productive chesty coughs should not last more than 14 days.
  • Antibiotics are rarely necessary for coughs but if a chesty cough lasts for more than two weeks see your doctor.
  • If you get a chesty cough for long periods every year, ask our pharmacist for advice.
  • Smokers usually suffer more with their coughs. For advice on how to stop smoking ask our pharmacist.
  • If you are asthmatic, taking high blood pressure tablets, or are worried about your cough, ask our pharmacist for advice.