Stuck choosing between chesty cough medicine and dry cough medicine? Why not have both!
Bronchostop is a range of herbal cough remedies containing natural ingredients traditionally used to soothe both chesty and dry coughs.
You can choose from cough syrup, pastilles, or even from the Bronchostop Junior range, which is perfect for children over 1.
If your cough feels like its changing from one type to the other, or you just can’t work out what type of cough you have, Bronchostop takes the hassle out of choosing the best cough remedy for you.
Bronchostop products use a range of three active ingredients throughout their range.
These are all natural herbal remedies which are traditionally used to relieve dry and chesty coughs.
Here’s some information about each active ingredient and which products you can find it in:
If you’re interested in the complete list of ingredients in any Bronchostop product, we’d recommend taking a look at each product’s individual page.
On each page, we’ve included the ingredients list and a link to the patient information leaflet which provides more information from the manufacturer if one is available.
There are two types of cough, dry, tickly coughs and chesty, mucus coughs.
You’ll usually have one type or the other, although your cough can move through different stages, but you’ll be happy to learn that Bronchostop products are traditionally used to relieve both!
Here’s how you can tell the two apart:
Dry coughs are usually caused by irritation in your throat, which causes that annoying tickly feeling that makes you cough.
If you have a dry cough you won’t bring up any phlegm, which is why they’re also known as non-productive coughs.
A dry cough will often be accompanied by a sore throat and can be caused by allergies, acid reflux, or even just by inhaling something like smoke, which can irritate your throat.
Chesty coughs are your body’s way of clearing excess mucus from your system, making you bring up yellow or green phlegm when you cough.
This is why they’re often called productive coughs.
This type of cough is often caused by a chest infection or can be a symptom of a cold or the flu.
Bronchostop pastilles and syrup are both gluten-free and are not exposed to gluten at any part of the manufacturing process.
Alcohol is not used in the manufacturing process for Bronchostop products.
Bronchostop Syrup and Bronchostop Pastilles are suitable for adults and children over 12.
If you’re looking for a cough remedy for a child younger than 12, Bronchostop Junior is suitable for children aged 1 and over.
The best treatment for treating a cough is dependent on the type of cough that you have. If you have a dry or tickly cough then the medication that you should use will be different than the one you should use for a chesty or mucus cough. For more information on the best types of cough medicine to use, check out our guide in the link below.
Dry cough medicines are available for children aged 3 months and over.
These cough medicines often contain an ingredient called glycerin or glycerol, which coats the back of the throat, soothing and lubricating the area and reducing your little one’s dry cough in the process.
Glycerin cough medicines are available from popular brands like Benylin, CalCough, and Tixylix, so you’ll be sure to find one that’s right for your child.
If you’re not sure which cough syrup will be suitable for your child for any reason, ask your doctor or pharmacist for some advice.
If your toddler has a cough that’s making them grumpy, the best thing you can do for them is to make sure they get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids.
If your little one is over a year old then a hot honey and lemon drink may also help them to feel a bit better, but make sure to check the temperature of the drink carefully and monitor any young children who are given hot drinks.