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Do You Have A Heavy, Mucus Cough?


What is a mucus cough?

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

What are the symptoms of a mucus cough?

  • When you’ve got a mucus cough, it can feel as if your cough is wet
  • One of the main symptoms of a mucus cough is producing mucus or phlegm

What causes a mucus cough?

  • Most coughs are caused by a cold or flu
  • Mucus helps to keep your airways moist and protect your lungs from irritants
  • When you’re fighting off an infection like the flu, however, your body produces more mucus than usual, to help trap and expel the organisms causing infection
  • Coughing helps you get rid of all the excess mucus that gets stuck in your lungs and chest

BENYLIN® offers the following mucus cough treatment:

What to do if you have a persistent mucus 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.