Wet Winter, Wet Cough
Get better. Get Benylin.

The inevitable Winter colds and flu are often accompanied by or followed by a cough. Coughing is the body’s way of removing something foreign from the throat or mucus from the lungs and upper airway passages. Coughing in itself is not a disease, it is merely the symptom of whatever a person is suffering from.  The severity of a cough can often be determined by examining what other symptoms are present.1

A productive cough is a wet sounding cough that produces phlegm or mucus. This mucus may have drained down the back of the throat from the nose or may have come up from the lungs. It is better not to suppress a productive cough as the action of coughing clears the mucus from the lungs. A productive or wet cough, can have many causes, amongst which are the following:1

Viral illnesses: This would be associated with the common cold, as the name suggests, one of the most common causes of a cough.1

Infections:  Any of the following infections of the lungs can cause a productive cough: pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, or tuberculosis.1

Chronic lung disease: A productive cough could be a sign that a disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is present or increasing in severity. 1

As the name suggests, Benylin Wet Cough will help to clear a chest suffering from a mucus producing cough. It works quickly (within 30 minutes) and lasts up to 6 hours. It helps clear the chest by thinning and loosening the mucus.2

 It comes in 3 variants:

  • Benylin Wet Cough, suitable for adults and children over 6 years
  • Benylin Wet Cough Menthol, suitable for adults and children over 12 year
  • Benylin Children’s Wet Cough, suitable for children over years

Ask your pharmacist about the Benylin solution for you.

Get better. Get Benylin.

 1. http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/tc/coughs-topic-overview

 2. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/mucinex-organidin-nr-guaifenesin-343403#10. 

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