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Gingster Mon 23-Dec-19 07:37:49

I’ve had a cough now for weeks. I think it’s clearing up and then it’s back. Tickle in the throat and mucus. Does anyone recommend Echinacea

Juliet27 Mon 23-Dec-19 07:44:31

I’m another with that cough. Goes on for weeks doesn’t it. I’m usually one for waiting for coughs and colds to go on their own but I’d welcome any hints to get rid of this one.

Missfoodlove Mon 23-Dec-19 07:46:33

I find NAC better than anything.
It is a natural compound that shifts mucus.
It is used in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.
600mg 3 times a day.
It is safe to take with everything except blood thinning drugs.
H&B sell it as do many online retailers.

Sara65 Mon 23-Dec-19 07:51:06

I don’t think I’ve ever had a cough as horrible as this in my life.

I tend not to take very much for it, but I’m back to work today, and dreading dealing with phone calls, because once I start coughing I can’t stop!

Regarding Echinacea, when one of my children did a competitive sport, the coach encouraged them to take it as a preventative measure, it seemed to work.

Gingster Mon 23-Dec-19 07:54:07

Yes I usually let things take their course but I’m fed up with this cough. I’ll guve NAC a try . Going to H and B today so I’ll get some there. Like you Sarah65 , once I start I can’t stop. Embarrassing!

Gingster Sun 29-Dec-19 20:26:47

Has anyone still got the cough after weeks of hacking. I’ve been trying echinacea with no results. Any other thoughts?