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COUGH COLD

Coughing and spluttering? Being kept awake at night with a chest cough?  Dry cough hurting your throat? Every year we see people in the pharmacy with the latest strains of coughs and colds.  We stock all the supplies you need to help soothe your cold and ease your sore throat, and get you back to normal again.  We will pop your purchase in a courier bag and have it delivered to your door, so you don't even need to leave the house.   What causes a cold?  |  Symptoms  |  When to see a doctor  |  Supporting the body during coughs and colds  |  Treatment  |  Prevention

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Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
DIMETAPP 12HR NASAL SPRAY 20ML
DIMETAPP 12HR NASAL SPRAY 20ML
SKU 2110555
$10.50
Dimetapp 12 Hour Nasal Spray provides fast acting relief for up to 12 hours. It is non-drowsy and relieves: nasal congestion due to colds, sinusitis, hay fever, other respiratory allergies.
BLIS K12 THROAT GUARD DAILY SUPPORT STRAWBERRY 30 LOZENGES
BLIS K12 THROAT GUARD DAILY SUPPORT STRAWBERRY 30 LOZENGES
SKU 2523523
$21.99
A soothing daily lozenge that releases an advanced oral probiotic to boost the beneficial microbes in the mouth and throat, and support immunity against winter ills and chills.
Your Price!MUCINEX DM MAXIMUM STRENGTH 1200MG 14s
MUCINEX DM MAXIMUM STRENGTH 1200MG 14s
SKU 2431505
$39.99$24.90
Help to fight your worst chest congestion and cough with Mucinex DM Maximum Strength 1200mg. Its maximum strength and extended release bi-layer formulation may help to provide 12 hours of relief and assist in controlling symptoms all day and night.
SILENCE ANTI SNORING SPRAY 50ML
SILENCE ANTI SNORING SPRAY 50ML
SKU 2302896
$35.99
Average rating:
An all natural spray that coats the throat and mouth with a thin film to help prevent the tissues from vibrating, thus reducing the noise of snoring. Easy to use, and lasts throughout the night.
NEILMED SINUS RINSE 30 PREMIXED SACHETS
NEILMED SINUS RINSE 30 PREMIXED SACHETS
SKU 2389991
$29.50
Neilmed Sinus Rinse 30 Premixed Sachets
OTRIVIN PLUS NASAL SPRAY 10ML
OTRIVIN PLUS NASAL SPRAY 10ML
SKU 2383535
$12.90
Combines a decongestant with an anticholinergic agent to provide fast and effective relief from blocked and runny nose associated with the common cold and hayfever allergy.
SUDAFED PE SINUS DAY AND NIGHT 48
SUDAFED PE SINUS DAY AND NIGHT 48
SKU 2223791
$29.50
Sudafed PE Phenylephrine Nasal Decongestant provides relief when you have a blocked nose and sinus congestion associated with cold, flu, sinusitis, allergies and hay fever.
DIFFLAM FORTE THROAT SPRAY 15ML
DIFFLAM FORTE THROAT SPRAY 15ML
SKU 2201984
$23.99
Average rating:
Difflam Forte Anti inflammatory Throat Spray for Fast relief of painful throat and mouth conditions including sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers, pain post mouth, throat surgery or periodontal procedures, redness, swelling and inflammatory conditions, radiation mucositis.
DIFFLAM PLUS ANAESTHETIC BERRY 16 LOZENGES
DIFFLAM PLUS ANAESTHETIC BERRY 16 LOZENGES
SKU 2477084
$15.99
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial
  • Provides fast and effective relief from pain associated with sore throat, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and mouth ulcers
  • Sugar free
FESS NASAL SPRAY 30ML
FESS NASAL SPRAY 30ML
SKU 2250969
$15.50
Fess Nasal Spray is a non-medicated saline solution that helps keep nasal passages moist. It relieves mild to moderate nasal congestion associated with cold, flu, hay fever, sinusitis and rhinitis. It also cleans and washes away dust, pollen and other allergens that can cause hay fever.
CLINICIANS PROSPAN BRONCHIAL SYRUP 100ML
CLINICIANS PROSPAN BRONCHIAL SYRUP 100ML
SKU 501642
$20.99
Soothe your throat and help clear your airways by taking Clinicians Prospan Bronchial Syrup. It's powerful herbal formula is made from dried ivy leaf to help thin the mucus and moisten dry irritated membranes of the airways.
DIMETAPP PE SINUS DAY NIGHT 24
DIMETAPP PE SINUS DAY NIGHT 24
SKU 2397064
$17.99
To get full coverage relief both for daytime and night time, take Dimetapp PE sinus Day Night Tablet. Day tablet is a non-drowse formula to give instant relief from symptoms of sinus congestion, painful blocked nose; while the night tablet is formulated with added antihistamine to get relief from itchy watery eyes and sneezing for a good night's sleep.
DIFFLAM SPRAY 30ML
DIFFLAM SPRAY 30ML
SKU 542083
$23.99
Difflam Anti Inflammatory Throat Spray, painful throat and mouth conditions including sore throat, tonsillitis, mouth ulcers
KIWIHERB CHEST SYR CHILD 100ML
KIWIHERB CHEST SYR CHILD 100ML
SKU 2351714
$25.99
An infant and children's formula, delicious in taste and infused with Manuka Honey, known to support immune response.
DURO TUSS CHILDRENS IVY LEAF EXTRACT STRAWBERRY 200ML
DURO TUSS CHILDRENS IVY LEAF EXTRACT STRAWBERRY 200ML
SKU 2494566
$22.22
A non-drowsy liquid with increased antioxidant activity to support your child's immune system and ivy leaf extract to help to clear and moisten the airways.
CLINICIANS PROSPAN 200ML SYRUP AND 20 LOZENGES
CLINICIANS PROSPAN 200ML SYRUP AND 20 LOZENGES
SKU 2437872
$29.99
Get on top of an irritated throat and cough naturally with this great deal on Clinicians Prospan Bronchial Syrup 200ml and Clinicians Prospan 20 Lozenges.
MUCINEX EXPECTORANT 12 HR TABLETS 10s
MUCINEX EXPECTORANT 12 HR TABLETS 10s
SKU 2379333
$20.50
When used as directed Mucinex is effective in helping to relieve chest congestion so you can Coughmore productively. As seen on TV
THOMPSONS JUNIOR IMMUNOFORT ANIMAL TABLETS 90s
THOMPSONS JUNIOR IMMUNOFORT ANIMAL TABLETS 90s
SKU 2150018
$39.50
Thompsons Junior Immunofort is a blend of vitamins, minerals and nutrients specially formulated for children 2 to 10 years old to help promote a healthy immune system.
SAMBUCOL BLACK ELDERBERRY THROAT LOZENGES 20 HIGH POTENCY LOZENGES
SAMBUCOL BLACK ELDERBERRY THROAT LOZENGES 20 HIGH POTENCY LOZENGES
SKU 2459388
$15.50
Sambucol Black Elderberry Throat Lozenges 20 High Potency Lozenges
KIWIHERB DE STUFF FOR KIDS 50ML
KIWIHERB DE STUFF FOR KIDS 50ML
SKU 2258188
$24.50
Average rating:
For natural relief from colds and allergies, you may try using Kiwiherb De Stuff for Kids. It is specially formulated using only certified organic herbs of Elderflower and Ribwort, which may help to soothe and clear your nose, ears and sinuses associated with colds and allergies.
NUROFEN PE COLD FLU TABLETS 24s
NUROFEN PE COLD FLU TABLETS 24s
SKU 2347733
$24.50
Buy Nurofen Cold and Flu Tablets PE with Phenylphrine provide fast effective temporary relief from the major symptoms of cold and flu.
KIWI HERB DE STUFF 50ML
KIWI HERB DE STUFF 50ML
SKU 2258153
$22.67
Kiwi Herb De Stuff 50ml
THOM 603 IMMUNOFORT II TABS 60
THOM 603 IMMUNOFORT II TABS 60
SKU 2020300
$39.99
An all-in-one supplement that uniquely combines Chinese and Western herbs, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and special nutrients to help assist the immune system.
DURO TUSS CHESTY SUGAR FREE LOZENGES 24 LEMON
DURO TUSS CHESTY SUGAR FREE LOZENGES 24 LEMON
SKU 2348705
$17.50
Duro Tuss Chesty Sugar Free Lozenges 24 Lemon
DIMETAPP PE NASAL DECONGESTANT LIQUID CAPSULES 30
DIMETAPP PE NASAL DECONGESTANT LIQUID CAPSULES 30
SKU 2380110
$20.99
Dimetapp PE Nasal Decongestant is a convenient alternative from solid capsules. It contains a liquid formulation and is encapsulated for fast acting results. Relieve sinus and nasal decongestion.
OLBAS OIL 10ML
OLBAS OIL 10ML
SKU 719706
$7.50
A unique blend of oils in a dropper bottle which can be applied to a tissue for inhalation or directly to the skin for the relief of muscular aches and pains. Olbas oil can be used for adults and children from 3 months old. Always read the label.
VICKS FORMULA 44 CHESTY 180ML
VICKS FORMULA 44 CHESTY 180ML
SKU 2152029
$21.99
Get help to clear up your chest congestion by taking Vicks Formula 44 Chesty Cough. It is a non-drowsy formulation that may help to soothe a sore throat.
BLIS DAILY DEFENCE VANILLA 30
BLIS DAILY DEFENCE VANILLA 30
SKU 2523515
$21.50
SANDERSON PRO IMMUNE FX 120 CAPSULES
SANDERSON PRO IMMUNE FX 120 CAPSULES
SKU 822822
$34.99
Sanderson Pro Immune FX is a proline rich polypeptide supplement to help keep you and your loved ones protected against disease causing agents and infections.
AFT PHOLCODINE LINCTUS BP 200ML
AFT PHOLCODINE LINCTUS BP 200ML
SKU 2142252
$15.50

What causes a cold?

There are three main causes of the common cold, and these are all in the form of viruses. When a person gets exposed to any of these three common cold viruses and the immune system is not at its best, the body can catch the bug.

Rhinovirus - mostly active during early autumn, spring and summer, it causes 10 to 40% of colds.  This nasty virus can make you feel miserable but it rarely makes you seriously ill.*

Coronavirus - it gets active during winter and early spring. It has more than 30 kinds but only 3 or 4 of these cause about 20% of colds in people. *

RSV and parainfluenza - It causes 20% of colds and are usually the more dangerous especially in young children.  This virus can sometimes lead to severe infections like pneumonia if not caught and treated in its early stages.*

*Source: WebMD

Symptoms of a common cold

When a person catches any type of cold virus, symptoms will not occur until after 1 to 4 days.  Symptoms usually start with a burning feeling in the nose or throat, then sneezing and a runny nose.  Tiredness and a general feeling of malaise are usually present.  During the first few days, nasal secretions can be prolific and quite watery, and they can then become thicker and darker.  A cold can also be accompanied by a mild cough.

While symptoms usually do not get any worse, they can last up to 2 weeks.  Darkening of the mucous does not necessary translate to a bacterial infection, however, if this is accompanied with coughing up of dark mucous and feeling a lot of distress in the lung areas, it may signal a bacterial infection.  Common colds are not accompanied with fever; in fact, if fever is present along with more severe symptoms, it can indicate flu.

When to see a doctor

It is recommended to see a doctor if:
  • You notice an inability to swallow.
  • You have a sore throat for more than 2 or 3 days, particularly if it seems to be worsening.
  • You have an earache.
  • You have a stiff neck or sensitivity to bright lights.
  • You're pregnant or nursing.
  • Your newborn or infant has cold symptoms.
  • Your throat hurts and your temperature is 38ÝC or higher.
  • Your cold symptoms worsen after the third day. You may have a bacterial infection.

Supporting the body during coughs and colds

Drink plenty of fluids - drinking plenty of water and other forms of fluids can help break up congestion, keep the throat moist and rehydrate the body.   Drink 8 - 10 glasses of mixed forms of fluids.  This may include water, sports drink, herbal teas, fruit drink and ginger ale.

Steam inhalation - this will help loosen up a stuffy nose.  Do this by boiling water in a pot and put your head over it, then breathe in the steam slowly. Be careful not to let the heat burn your nose.  It may also help to put a humidifier inside your room or take some moisture from a hot shower with the door closed.

Clear up your nose - by blowing out the mucous it will help clear up your sinus congestion. However, make sure to do it the right way. Do not blow hard as this will send germ-carrying phlegm back to your ear passages, which can then lead to earache. The best way to blow your nose is to press a finger over one nostril while blowing your nose gently.  

Saline spray or salt water rinse - using these is a great way to help break up the congestion in your nose. You can either buy the commercially prepared saline spray or you can make your own.  

Get plenty of rest and stay warm - rest and warmth can help your body direct its energy to fighting off the illness. This is especially true when you notice the first signs of a cold.

Gargle with a warm salt water solution - aside from drinking plenty of liquids, gargling with a solution made with half a teaspoon of salt dissolved in a cup of warm water will help soothe your sore or scratchy throat. Do this four times a day to keep your throat and mouth moist.  To help calm a ticklish throat, you can use herbal tea instead of water in the solution, or add honey.

Drink hot liquids - this will help relieve congestion and soothe the inflamed nose and throat linings.  

Using mentholated salve - helps open up breathing passages. Simply dab a small amount under your nose. Choose preparations that contain menthol, eucalyptus, and camphor since these all have mild numbing ingredients that will help relieve nose pain.

Put an extra pillow under your head - do this especially at night when you sleep. This will help drain congested nasal passages to help you sleep better.

What are the treatment options?

Decongestants, pain relievers and antihistamines are used to help relieve symptoms of coughs and colds.  These can come in the form of oral medicine, nasal and throat sprays, and rubs and salves.

How to prevent getting colds

Most cold causing viruses are airborne. When a person is exposed to someone who sneezes or coughs, they can get the virus and develop the cold. Rhinovirus can be spread by touching contaminated surfaces. A person gets the virus by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching their eyes or nose where mucous is present. The virus then travels inside the body where it multiplies and cause symptoms.

The best way to help slow the spread of the virus  is by frequent hand washing.  It is also best to boost your immune system so that even if you encounter people who have colds, your body has the best support to help prevent you picking up the virus.

Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
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