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Chesty cough

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

Echinacea is a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against the symptoms of cold and flu. Supplements like Echinaforce help increase the body’s resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system, allowing the body to fight the misery of colds and flu.


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  • Preeti's photo avatar
    Preeti — 09.11.2017 11:24
    My daughter 5month + and she has chesty cough last2. Month I consult with doctor bt medicine didn't work what will I do.


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      Jen Tan — 09.11.2017 13:05
      Hello Preeti. I am sorry to hear that your young child is unwell. You should go back to your doctor and let them know that your daughter is still unwell - it looks like she needs another type of medicine, but firstly they will need to work out why the cough is persisting.


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    Nina — 16.10.2017 11:00
    I have a chesty cough for three weeks and am 3 months pregnant . What should I take .


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      Jen Tan — 16.10.2017 12:23
      Hello Nina. We have to be a little bit more careful when recommending products during pregnancy. The best advice I can give you is to make an appointment with your GP - we first need to work out the precise nature of your cough and its cause. This will give us the best chance of prescribing the right treatment for you and one that is suitable to be taken during pregnancy.


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    julie — 30.07.2017 10:52
    Woud a cheasty cough. Make you. Feel. Unwell. And have no. Energy.


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      Jen Tan — 31.07.2017 10:20
      Yes, this is possible. A chesty cough is usually caused by either viral or bacterial infection and the latter, in particular, can make you feel generally unwell with the symptoms you have described. The best advice I can give you at this point is to see your doctor as antibiotics may be necessary. As much as we would like to avoid the over-use of this class of medicines, they are sometimes both useful and necessary.


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