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Chesty cough

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

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    . Denis Burnham — 19.05.2017 07:16
    I have had a dreadful chesty cough for well over a week abd I am very concerned as I also have cardiac problems. Any advice would be very well received. Thanks


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      Jen Tan — 19.05.2017 10:40
      The most common cause of coughs will be a viral or bacterial infection. However, as you say, heart problems can also give rise to coughs and your doctor will be the best person to advise on the relevance of this in your specific case. A visit to your doctor will also help to work out if you have a bacterial infection which may require a course of antibiotics - as much as we would aim to limit use of this class of medicines, sometimes, they are necessary.


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    Shhbhm — 12.05.2017 12:00
    Sir my grandmother suffering from wet cough she coughing by wet saliva from 25 day she his suffering and she also taling treaent from a MD in medicine doctor(doctor are saying it is of alergy e.t.c) but she not getting relif can u tell me sir the reason and treatment +to which type for this cough doctor i have to consultconsult


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      Jen Tan — 12.05.2017 12:55
      I am sorry to hear that your grandmother has been unwell. As I do not have the advantage of seeing your mother in person, I can only go by what her doctors have said. Allergies can certainly give rise to the symptoms you describe and for this, we would use the homoeopathic remedy Pollinosan. Perhaps you might be able to find a equivalent remedy locally. In addition, allergy testing can be of help in some and this is something your grandmother may wish to consider.


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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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