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Do I have a dry cough or a chesty cough?
There are two common types of cough, a dry, tickly cough and a chesty, mucus cough, and they’re pretty easy to tell apart.
If you have a dry cough you won’t produce any mucus or phlegm when you cough.
On the other hand, if you have a chesty cough you’ll bring up phlegm when you have a good coughing session.
Different types of cough need different types of cough medicine, which is why there are so many available.
What is the best remedy for a cough?
When you’ve got a cough, it’s important to rest and drink plenty of fluids so you can let your body recover.
There are some treatments that can help to ease your symptoms too, such as cough syrup, cough medicine and cough sweets.
There are several varieties based on whether your cough is a dry, tickly or mucus cough.
What is the best medicine for treating a cough?
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.
Which dry cough remedy is suitable for children?
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.
Are there any home remedies for a chesty cough?
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.
Are Bronchostop cough medicines suitable for kids?
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.