Coughing starts when part of your breathing passage becomes inflamed or irritated by matter such as dust, smoke or mucus. A cough is simply a reflex that tries to remove the irritant and clear the airway.
When to Contact Your GP:
If your cough lasts longer than three weeks after a viral infection or if it's starting to get worse instead of better, you should contact your GP. You should also contact your GP when:
- Experience breathing difficulties
- Experience chest pain
- Cough up blood
- Have other symptoms that worry you (weight loss, swelling in the neck)
BENYLIN® is not indicated in chronic coughs.