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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:

Benylin® Chesty Coughs (Non-Drowsy)
Benylin® Chesty Coughs (Original)
Benylin® Chesty Cough & Cold Tablets

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:

Benylin® Children’s Chesty Coughs