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 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.
Buttercup and Bronchostop are both herbal cough remedies, but there are some differences you should be aware of when choosing the right one for you.
Buttercup syrup is a traditionally used cough remedy which may also help to soothe a sore throat or cold symptoms.
On the other hand, Bronchostop syrup is a traditional remedy for coughs alone and isn’t thought to ease sore throats or cold symptoms.
Both remedies use different natural ingredients traditionally used to ease your symptoms, so the biggest consideration will be what you plan on using your medicine for.
If you’re unsure, ask your doctor or pharmacist to help you choose the right product for you.
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.
A cough is a reflex action when your airway is blocked by mucus or irritants.
Coughing to clear the throat of mucus or irritants is an uncommon action, though conditions can make it a more common occurrence.
Coughs typically improve after around 2 weeks, though they can last much longer.
A cough can be caused by a number of different conditions. The most common cause of a cough is a virus, such as a cold or the flu. Other causes of a cough include laryngitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia. A long-term cough, known as a persistent cough, can be caused by conditions such as asthma, smoking, or a gastro-oesophageal reflux disease which is caused by leaking stomach acid getting into the throat. In rarer cases, a cough can be a symptom of lung cancer or heart failure.
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.
There are a couple of things you can do at home to help ease your dry cough, and they can be done at the same time as taking your cough syrup.
We recommend getting plenty of rest when you have a cough, as it’s often caused by a cold or the flu or another infection which all need some serious rest if you’re going to get over them as soon as possible.
You should also drink plenty of fluids, as this will help to keep the back of your poor irritated throat hydrated.
We’d also recommend trying a hot honey and lemon drink, which may help to soothe your throat and make that cough a little better.
If you have a chesty cough then the best thing to do is get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids.
These will help your body to recover from the cold, flu, or other infection that’s causing your cough, and therefore help to ease the cough itself.
You can also try to make a hot drink with honey and lemon, which may help to soothe your irritated throat.