If this cough is linked to a cold or flu, it is possible that the mucus produced by the infection is too thick and sticky to be eliminated by coughing. When this happens, it accumulates in the lungs and feels oppressive.
The cough could also be triggered by irritation and inflammation in the throat or upper portion of the lungs and the more irritated the tissue, the more you cough.
In either of those cases, you have two choices worth considering: Soothing Cough Syrup or Bronchosan.
The Soothing Cough Syrup is made from a Spruce bud extract that helps liquefy mucus, making it easier to eliminate. It also soothes irritated dry tissue, particularly in the upper respiratory tract. Bronchosan has a very similar effect but its action is more effective for deeper lung issues.
*Soothing Cough Syrup is sweetened with honey and cane sugar and therefore not suitable for diabetics.
Bronchosan is an ethanol extract that contains very small amounts of alcohol, but should still be avoided by recovering alcoholics or those with religious restrictions. The product contains fresh ivy (Hedera helix). The European Medicines Agency acknowledges the ability of ivy leaf to dilate the bronchi or the airways and in studies with children, it has been shown to be as effective as acetylcysteine for acute bronchitis.
Taking Echinaforce from A.Vogel with one of those cough remedies will help fight the infection at the heart of the symptoms, thus reducing mucus production. Products like the Hot Drink could be combined and drank with at least two litres of water per day, to help dissolve the mucus. Minimize foods that encourage mucus production such as dairy products, bananas and grains (i.e. wheat, oat, corn), until you are feeling better.
If your cough has nothing to do with a cold or flu, consult your doctor to verify the cause. Once you receive a diagnosis, we can send you information accordingly.
Owen, your A.Vogel Cold & Flu Coach