DOCTOR’S ADVICE: DIFFERENT TYPES OF COUGHS
COUGH & COLD ADVICE FROM A DOCTOR
This doctor is a health specialist in everything coughs and colds, with over 30 years of experience as a GP. Find out their medical wisdoms below.
Note: The doctor does not endorse any medical brands or products.
Have you tried several remedies and your sore throat or cough just won’t go away? Wondering what type of cough you have? This video might help. A specialist doctor outlines the different types of coughs you need to know about, so you choose a suitable remedy. Get ready to fight back against your cough.
When you say you have a cough, do you know what type it is? It’s a myth that there’s only one type of cough, and because of this, you should choose your treatment appropriately. The cause will also determine what type of cough you have.
Do you have a heavy cough that’s raspy and temporarily blocks your throat? You’ve got a chesty cough. A chesty cough is caused by a build-up of mucus in your airways which triggers your cough reflex to get rid of the congestion and mucus. This can be followed by a sore throat and is often worse in the mornings. For these types of coughs, you can try products like Covonia Chesty Cough Mixture Mentholated which are specially formulated to take on chesty coughs and ease sore throats.
Haven’t got a chesty cough? A dry cough or a tickly cough are both caused by inflammation of your throat and upper airways, and don’t produce any phlegm or mucus. They can be uncomfortable, and you may have a sore throat from coughing too much, trying to get rid of mucus that isn’t actually there. If this sounds like the cough you have, soothe your throat with a product formulated to take on those symptoms, like Covonia Dry & Tickly Cough Linctus.
So, there you have it. There are different types of coughs, with different causes. You should always get a tailored treatment to take on your cough. For more expert information, read our General Cough Guide or visit our Articles and Advice Hub.
Dr Sarah Jarvis
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