Productive Chesty Coughs

Productive and Non Productive coughs are very similar and as such have similar treatments. The best way of dealing with these coughs is to aid the natural coughing process which is attempting to remove the phlegm from the chest. This is done by use of agents which break the mucus up and make it more runny.

Productive coughs only require gentle assistance from agents such as glycerin. These types of medicines are known as demulcents. Glycerin is found in medicines such as glycerin, honey and lemon. This is popular for this type of cough because of its pleasant taste - unlike most other medicines! There is also the aniseed flavoured simple linctus which can also be used for this cough type.

There are also more general things you can do to help with your cough.

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