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Dr Sarah Jarvis

Cough & Cold Doctor's Advice From Dr Sarah Jarvis

Dr Sarah Jarvis has been a GP for 30 years. She’s a completely independent expert in coughs. Got a burning question? She has the answers!

Dr Sarah Jarvis does not endorse any medical brands or products.

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Is there only one type of cough?

Tried a few different remedies and your sore throat or cough just won’t go away? This video might help. Dr Sarah Jarvis is a health specialist who in this video will outline the cause of coughs and different types. Then you’ll be armed with the knowledge that’ll help you choose a suitable remedy to help take the fight to your cough.

When you say you have a cough, do you know what type? It’s a myth that there’s only one single type of cough, and because of this you should choose your treatment appropriately. Effectively, a cough is a reflex action. Healthline states ‘coughing is your body’s way of getting rid of an irritant. When something irritates your throat or airway, your nervous system sends an alert to your brain. Your brain responds by telling the muscles in your chest and abdomen to contract and expel a burst of air’.

Got a heavy cough that’s raspy and temporarily unblocks your throat? You’ve got a ‘chesty cough’. A chesty cough is caused by a build-up of mucus in your airways. This can be followed by a sore throat and can be even worse in the mornings. Your cough reflex kicks in to get rid of the mucus. For these types of coughs, we recommend taking it on with Covonia Chesty Cough Mixture Mentholated which is formulated to take on chesty coughs and ease sore throats.

Haven’t got a chesty cough? We’re not done yet. A ‘dry cough’ means your throat is tickly and doesn’t produce any phlegm. It’s uncomfortable and you can have a seriously sore throat from coughing too much. This is as your reflex is telling you to cough to get rid of mucus that isn’t actually there. If this sounds like the cough you have, soothe your throat with Covonia Dry & Tickly Cough Linctus.

Because of all the different causes, there is no one type of cough. You should always get a tailored treatment that takes on your cough in an effective way.