Coughs - Childrens


A cough can be of two types: chesty coughs which produce lots of phlegm and dry coughs which produce little or no phlegm and may start as a tickle at the back of the throat.

Our Advice
  • Ask our pharmacist to choose the best medicine for your child's cough.
  • Have your child drink plenty of fluids.
  • Productive chesty coughs should not last more than 14 days.
  • Dry coughs can continue for 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Antibiotics are rarely necessary for coughs but if a chesty cough lasts for more than 2 weeks see your doctor.
  • If your child gets a chesty cough for long periods every year, ask our pharmacist for advice.
  • If your child has a dry cough that wakes them in the night, causes pain, is wheezy or makes their chest feel tight, ask our pharmacist for advice.
  • If your child is asthmatic or you are worried about their cough ask our pharmacist for advice.