“When you’ve got a chesty cough it can feel tight as if someone was squeezing your chest too hard,” said Benylin.
“Chesty coughs are caused by a build-up of phlegm in the lungs and result in chest congestion.”
The cough can be caused by dusty, bacteria or viruses entering the lungs and causing an infection.
Cough medicines help to loosen phlegm in the chest, making it easier to cough up.
It also contains a decongestant, which relieves the feeling of being tight-chested.
“When a wet mucus cough sits on your chest it feels heavy as though an octopus is weighing down on your chest,” said Benylin.
“When you get a cold, more mucus is produced to trap the viruses or bacteria.
“This mucus can gather in the respiratory system and a cough reflex is triggered to help remove it.”
You can loosen mucus in the chest by taking some mucus cough remedies. Loosening the mucus makes it easier to cough up.
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