Choosing the Right Cough Medicine
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What causes a cough?
A cough is annoying, but it is important. It is your body’s way of clearing your lungs of unwanted mucus and phlegm.
A cough may have many causes. The common cold, dust, air pollution, heartburn and even some medicines can cause a cough. Speak to your doctor or the Pharmacist at Walmart to find out what could be causing your cough.
If you catch a cold, you can expect to have a cough for 2 or 3 weeks. The good news is that while a cough is irritating, the Pharmacy at Walmart has a wide range of products to help bring you some relief.
Building your cough care kit
When you have a cold, the last thing you want to do is go shopping for medicines. Be prepared for this cold and flu season by stocking up on these three types of cough products:
Ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for help with sorting out your cough care kit before you get sick.
Cough medicines, close up
Cough syrups: Choose a cough syrup based on your type of cough.
For a dry, tickly, hacking cough
For a chesty, phlegmy, productive cough
Lozenges: Choose any flavor you like to soothe a sore throat.
Rubs: They have camphor, menthol and eucalyptus – to help soothe a dry cough and runny, stuffy nose. You apply them directly to the throat, back and chest and breathe in the vapours.
If you have any questions, or need help choosing a product, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart.
More helpful tips
• Antibiotics won’t help:
Most coughs are caused by viruses, which means that antibiotics won’t make you feel better.
• When to see your doctor:
• Before using any medicine, make sure you know:
If you have any questions, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart.
This information should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your doctor. There may be variations in treatment that your physician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances. If you have questions about your symptoms, ask the Pharmacist at Walmart for more information, and/or contact your doctor.
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