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Chesty cough

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


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    Sharon — 10.02.2018 15:24
    I have horrible chesty cough and I hate phlegm as I can't cough it up as I am sick every time and swallow it because I have a weak stomach for phlegm. I just can't stand to see it ect .. What can I get to dry it up instead of coughing it up as I vomit always . Please help . Thank you .


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      Jen Tan — 12.02.2018 17:04
      Hello Sharon. The herb Plantago can be very useful in helping the body get rid of mucus. At the same time, remove all forms of dairy produce from your diet as this class of foods encourages mucus production in our respiratory tract. Here is a link that might be useful for you:


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    Lindsey — 16.12.2017 22:49
    Hi I have been suffering with a chesty cough started from a cold when I cough it hurts and stuff comes up and feels like my chest is haevy and difficult to breath is this just an infection? Thanks


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      Dr Jen Tan — 20.12.2017 10:27
      Hello Lindsay, This symptom can be a common one after having the cold. However, it is best to let the doctor know if you have any chest or breathing problems, in case you need some sort of treatment.


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      Lindsey — 23.12.2017 22:24
      I have been and thay said it's a couple of chest infections at same tym but the cought don't seem to be going it seems to get worse on a night xx


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    Preeti — 09.11.2017 10:24
    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 12:05
      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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