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Chesty cough

A chesty cough is one which expels mucus or phlegm from the chest

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    Jenna Thomas — 23.04.2017 17:55
    What can I use to get rid of a chesty cough I've tried everything and nothing ain't working at the moment I am using fisherman friend lozenges but they don't work much can't even sleep at night as my cough keeps me up and I'm tired the following day what can I do


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      Jen Tan — 23.04.2017 19:53
      Hello Jenna, I presume you have been to your doctor but if not, the first step is to make an appointment with your GP with the aim of excluding a specific condition such as a chest infection. If your GP has been unable to help I would suggest that you try the herbs Ivy and Thyme. At the same time, you will benefit from staying off dairy produce until the cough settles.


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    Joan Murphy — 17.04.2017 08:54
    Since suffering from a chest infection i have been left with a horrible chesty cough. I suffer from Asthma and use my inhalers regularly. I am not breathless but cannot seem to get rid of the phlegm in my chest. It's always worse first thing in the morning. What would you recommend please.


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      Jen Tan — 17.04.2017 13:46
      The remedy we have for a chesty cough is Bronchoforce - it contains the herbs Ivy and Thyme and will help your body expel phlegm from the respiratory system. In addition, until the problem settles, we would also suggest that you go onto a dairy free diet as this class of foods is known to naturopaths to encourage the production of mucus.


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    Jimmy — 12.04.2017 07:17
    Hi, 2 weeks ago I was hit by a fever. Then 2 days later a chesty cough. Seems like this cough is not going away. My fever seems to slowly disappearing. My doctor has subscribed some antibiotics. Been taking these for the last 4 -5 days. He advise me, if this does not work, then steroids. I'm not a fan of it. Work case is for me to just leave it and let the cough go away. Any suggestions?


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      Jen Tan — 12.04.2017 20:19
      I'm sorry to hear that you have been unwell. If your cough is the result of a residual viral infection, Echinacea will help speed up recovery as it works by strengthening your immune system. For chesty coughs, we would recommend our product Bronchoforce containing the herbs Ivy and Thyme.


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