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Time to be prepared for the winter chill

With the colder months approaching it is a good time to stock up on winter cold and flu remedies. There are a number of cough remedies available over the counter for various types of cough, from dry to chesty coughs, so it is important to get your cough cold facts right.

What Causes Coughs

Coughs are frequently caused by respiratory tract infections such as the common cold and flu. The cough reflex is a way for the body to deal with infection. Coughs can also be causes by smoke and other irritants.

Different Types of Cough

Some coughs produce excess mucus or thicker mucus known as phlegm. These coughs are known as chesty or productive coughs. Other coughs do not produce excess mucus or phlegm and are known as dry or unproductive coughs.

Treating Coughs

www.benylin.co.uk has a number of products to combat coughs as well as cold and flu symptoms.
Chesty coughs cause a build-up of mucus alongside chest tightness, which can both be relieved with a chesty cough formulation. Benylin Chesty Coughs Original contains the active ingredient diphenhydramine, an anti-histamine which relieves coughing and dries nasal secretions. It also contains levomenthol, a decongestant which aids breathing, making it an excellent chesty cough remedy.

Dry coughs can be treated with Benylin Dry Coughs Original. This formula contains diphenhydramine along with menthol and dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant.