Causes and Treatments of Mucus and Mucus Cough

When we have a cold or infection, we can produce more than the average two litres of mucus per day and instead of it being clear or white, it may appear yellow or green and more sticky than usual. This is a sign that the body is responding to some kind of virus or infection.

Excess mucus may settle in the lower airways giving a 'heavy chest' feeling. Our body's natural response is to try and cough it up but a 'mucus cough' can be exhausting in itself and cause
further aches and pains as the body puts
a lot of effort into trying to expel the irritating mucus.

Treating a mucus cough

You can help relieve a mucus cough by looking for a medicine specifically designed to thin and loosen stubborn mucus such as Lemsip Mucus Cough for example. It contains an expectorant, guaifenesin which means that every cough can be more productive and expel more mucus from the body as sputum.

Lemsip has a medicated hot drink and capsule that can help tackle a mucus cough as well as other cold or flu symptoms. Lemsip Cough Max for Mucus Cough & Cold capsule; there is no stronger capsule available for mucus cough.

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Lemsip Mucus Cough contains Guaifenesin and Cetylpyridinium hydrochloride. Always read the label.
Lemsip Cough Max for Mucus Cough & Cold contains Paracetamol, Guaifenesin and Phenylephrine hydrochloride. Always read the label.

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