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.
Children’s chesty cough:
Coughing helps clear away phlegm from the chest or mucus from the back of the throat.
If the child is feeding, drinking, eating and breathing normally and there’s no wheezing, a cough isn’t usually anything to worry about.
To help soothe your child’s chesty cough, Benylin offers the following treatment for children from 6 years: