types of cough

There are two types of cough - dry and wet (productive and non-productive), with a wet cough body tries to clear the lungs and bronchi by expectoration.Prevent this cough is not necessary, on the contrary, we must try to thin out the mucus so that it free exit from the body.In this case, you need to buy cough syrup expectorant properties.

If you suffer incessant dry cough, you will be a means to suppress the activity of the cough center in the brain.Suppress cough syrups should be used with caution, as they only hide the symptoms of the disease, but does not help the body heal.It is impossible to apply such syrups to combat so-called smoker's cough and emphysema, and bronchial asthma.

drugs that suppress the cough syrups

that suppress the cough center, most often are co
mposed of codeine or dextromethorphan, these substances effectively cope with a cough, but their use, especially for a long period, can be addictive.Preparations based on codeine are sold only by prescription.There

and other substances capable of suppressing cough, but having fewer side effects, so that the drug "Sinekod" butamirata composition contains citrate, which are not addictive.

There vegetable cold preparations.It is known that psyllium effectively suppresses dry cough, so many manufacturers make syrups on the basis of this plant, for example, syrup "Gerbion" or plantain syrup Dr. Tice.

Means suppressing cough, and may contain the substance thinning mucus.

Mucolytic means Mucolytic

funds are designed to help rid the body of phlegm, it is their doctors recommend to use for colds, when suppressing the cough is not much use.

mucolytic action syrup may contain as extracts of various herbs, and artificial chemicals can thin out phlegm, for example, syrup "Mucosolvan" comprising ambroxol hydrochloride.

most famous natural expectorant - the medicinal marshmallow, thermopsis, thyme.

The herbal syrup can also be added to extracts of plants that do not affect the cough, but help the body fight off colds, such as extract of wild rose.

If, despite the use of the syrup, cough persists, seek medical advice.

children cough syrups

Usually kids are no dry cough, so they seldom prescribe syrups, cough suppressants.For treatment of cough syrups child normally used herbal, as they are well help children and their use has minimal side effects.