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Do You Have A Tight, Chesty Cough?


What is a chesty cough?

A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of phlegm and irritants such as dust. A chesty cough is a productive cough which means phlegm is produced to help clear your airways.

What are the symptoms of a chesty cough?

When you’ve got a chesty cough, you may cough up mucus or phlegm.

What causes a chesty cough?

  • Most coughs are caused by a cold or flu
  • A cough gets out irritants that don’t belong in your lungs or windpipe, like inhaled dirt or food
  • When you have a chesty cough, phlegm is produced to help clear your airways

BENYLIN® offers the following chesty cough treatment:


What to do if you have a persistent chesty cough?

Most coughs go away on their own within 3 weeks, and there’s usually no need to see a doctor.
However, if your cough is persistent and you have had it for more than 3 weeks, you should contact your GP. You should also follow government advice if you have a cough.