There are two basic types of cough Chesty and Dry. A chesty
cough is characterised by the presence of mucus or phlegm on the chest,
this is absent in a dry cough. The action of coughing is therefore of
benefit in the case of a chesty cough as the mucus needs to be moved from
the chest. However in a dry cough there is no benefit to coughing.
Chesty coughs are further divided into Productive and
Non-Productive. An individual with a productive chesty cough will
notice the presence of the mucus on the chest because they
are coughing some of this phlegm off their chest. In the case of a
non-productive cough the mucus is not being moved from the chest despite the
If you are still unsure which type of cough you have talk to your pharmacist about your symptoms, you could use Simple Linctus until you are sure which type of cough you have as it can be safely used in both types of cough, both chesty and dry.
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General Advice for Coughs
There are some simple things you can do that will relieve the symptoms of coughs.