Coughs are usually nothing to worry about, but they can be really irritating for both you and those around you until they pass.
This is why we stock a range of cough medicines from top brands like Covonia, Robitussin, and Buttercup, that will help to clear up that cough so you can feel more comfortable.
We’ve got cough medicines for dry tickly coughs and chesty mucus coughs, so you can find the best treatment for you in no time.
On top of that, we also stock a range of child-friendly cough syrups, perfect for when your little one is getting over that cough.
Your first step towards finding the best cough medicine for you is to work out what kind of cough you have.
There are two types of cough, dry or tickly coughs and chesty or mucus coughs.
Dry or tickly coughs are the kind of cough that does not produce mucus or phlegm, and they happen when you feel that irritating tickly feeling in the back of your throat.
Chesty or mucus coughs are the types of coughs that bring up phlegm as your body tries to clear your airways and upper respiratory tract.
There are different cough medicines available for different types of coughs, so try to work out which one you have before you make your decision.
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.