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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.
Good Health Viralex Capsules 60
Good Health Viralex Capsules 60
SKU 244880
$46.50 NZD
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Astragalus to restore immunity
  • Olive Leaf with 100mg Oleuropein
Good Health Viralex Breathe Epicor Chest Syrup 200ml
Good Health Viralex Breathe Epicor Chest Syrup 200ml
SKU 2581973
$38.90 NZD
Viralex® Breathe EpiCor® Chest Syrup contains a powerful blend of natural ingredients to support healthy respiratory and immune function.
Your Price!Good Health Viralex Attack 30 Capsules
Good Health Viralex Attack 30 Capsules
SKU 2456656
$29.90 NZD$18.53 NZD
Viralex Attack supports a rapid immune response to challenges towards the body’s immune system.
Your Price!Good Health Viralex Attack 60 Capsules
Good Health Viralex Attack 60 Capsules
SKU 2318962
$51.50 NZD$31.93 NZD
Viralex Attack supports a rapid immune response to challenges towards the body’s immune system.
Good Health Viralex Lysine 60tabs
Good Health Viralex Lysine 60tabs
SKU 2604892
$24.90 NZD
Good Health Viralex Lysine
Kiwi Herb Child Chest Syrup 200ml
Kiwi Herb Child Chest Syrup 200ml
SKU 2351706
$43.99 NZD
Kiwi Herb Child Chest Syrup 200ml
Harker Bronchial Clear 100ml
Harker Bronchial Clear 100ml
SKU 2541904
$23.99 NZD
Harker Bronchial Clear 100ml
Harker Bronchial Clear Liquid 200ml
Harker Bronchial Clear Liquid 200ml
SKU 2621185
$39.90 NZD
Harker Bronchial Clear Liquid 200ml
Harker Chest Relief Night 200ml
Harker Chest Relief Night 200ml
SKU 2539527
$39.90 NZD
Harker Chest Relief Night 200ml
Harker Chest Relief Day 200ml
Harker Chest Relief Day 200ml
SKU 2539535
$39.90 NZD
Harker Chest Relief Day 200ml
Rapid Antigen Test (RATs) MOH Approved 20 Tests
Rapid Antigen Test (RATs) MOH Approved 20 Tests
SKU 2633256
$179.00 NZD
LIMIT ONE BOX PER PERSON !! Rapid Antigen Test (RATs) MOH Approved 20 Tests
Harker Children's Chest Soothe Day 150ml
Harker Children's Chest Soothe Day 150ml
SKU 2519895
$31.99 NZD
Harker Child Chest Soothe Day 150ml
Harker Children's Chest Soothe (Night) 150ml
Harker Children's Chest Soothe (Night) 150ml
SKU 2519909
$31.99 NZD
Harker Children's Chest Soothe (Night) 150ml
Harker Children's Vira Guard 150ml
Harker Children's Vira Guard 150ml
SKU 2561018
$31.90 NZD
Harker Children's Vira Guard 150ml
Harker Children's Deep Lung Support
Harker Children's Deep Lung Support
SKU 2561034
$31.99 NZD
Harker Children's Deep Lung Support
Harker Deep Lung Support 250ml
Harker Deep Lung Support 250ml
SKU 2441209
$37.99 NZD
Harker Immune Boost 200ml
Harker Immune Boost 200ml
SKU 2621215
$39.90 NZD
Harker Sinus Clear 200ml
Harker Sinus Clear 200ml
SKU 2539500
$39.50 NZD
Harker Vira Guard 200ml
Harker Vira Guard 200ml
SKU 2541882
$39.50 NZD
Harker Chest Clear 250ml
Harker Chest Clear 250ml
SKU 2441225
$35.90 NZD
Harker Chest Clear 500ml
Harker Chest Clear 500ml
SKU 80185
$54.00 NZD
Harker Expectorant Support 250ml
Harker Expectorant Support 250ml
SKU 11368
$35.90 NZD
NEILMED SINUS RINSE 30 PREMIXED SACHETS
NEILMED SINUS RINSE 30 PREMIXED SACHETS
SKU 2389991
$29.50 NZD
Neilmed Sinus Rinse 30 Premixed Sachets
Otrivin Plus Nasal Spray 10ml
Otrivin Plus Nasal Spray 10ml
SKU 2383535
$14.99 NZD
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 48s
Sudafed PE Sinus Day and Night 48s
SKU 2223791
$36.99 NZD
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
$30.50 NZD
Average rating:
Your Price!Sanderson Viramax 30 Tablets
Sanderson Viramax 30 Tablets
SKU 2501317
Quantity   1      2+  
Price $28.50 $19.99
A high potency formulation using the four best researched herbal extracts known to support the body's immune response to help fight off common winter illnesses.
DIMETAPP PE SINUS DAY NIGHT 24
DIMETAPP PE SINUS DAY NIGHT 24
SKU 2397064
$17.99 NZD
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.
Duro-Tuss Lozenges Orange 24pack
Duro-Tuss Lozenges Orange 24pack
SKU 363766
$22.99 NZD
Duro-Tuss Expectorant 200ml
Duro-Tuss Expectorant 200ml
SKU 227870
$29.50 NZD
Difflam Spray 30ml
Difflam Spray 30ml
SKU 542083
$30.50 NZD
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Syrup Child 100ml
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Syrup Child 100ml
SKU 2351714
$25.99 NZD
An infant and children's formula, delicious in taste and infused with Manuka Honey, known to support immune response.
Kiwi Herb Childrens Throat Syrup 100ml
Kiwi Herb Childrens Throat Syrup 100ml
SKU 2460114
$24.50 NZD
Contains certified organic echinacea and thyme, specially formulated for children 0-12 years old to help manage upper respiratory tract infection.
Clinicians Prospan Lozenges 20
Clinicians Prospan Lozenges 20
SKU 2431688
$11.19 NZD
Clinicians Prospan Lozenges helps soothe a sore throat as well as clear airways. A special formulation made from dried ivy leaf, with known properties to thin mucus and assist in moistening dry, irritated airway membranes.
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Kids 100ml
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Kids 100ml
SKU 2258196
$43.99 NZD
A unique formulation specially made with certified organic ingredients with known properties to support the health and upper respiratory tract of little children.
Mucinex Chesty Cough Tablets 10 Pack
Mucinex Chesty Cough Tablets 10 Pack
SKU 2379333
$20.50 NZD
Benadryl Chesty Forte 200ml
Benadryl Chesty Forte 200ml
SKU 952125
$21.99 NZD
Duro-Tuss Chesty Forte 200ml
Duro-Tuss Chesty Forte 200ml
SKU 2348721
$29.50 NZD
Duro-Tuss Lozenges Lemon 24pack
Duro-Tuss Lozenges Lemon 24pack
SKU 365424
$22.99 NZD
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff For Kids 50ml
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff For Kids 50ml
SKU 2258188
$28.99 NZD
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.
Good Health Viralex 30 Capsules
Good Health Viralex 30 Capsules
SKU 2155133
$25.50 NZD
Good Health Viralex is a comprehensive formula for everyday support to help protect a depleted immune system that battles against ills and chills.
Duro-Tuss PE Dry Cough 200ml
Duro-Tuss PE Dry Cough 200ml
SKU 2327422
$29.50 NZD
Good Health Kids Viralex Immune Chews 60s
Good Health Kids Viralex Immune Chews 60s
SKU 2517140
$21.50 NZD
Good Health Viralex Kids Immune Chews 60 Chewable Tablets Boosts the immune system so you can lessen days off daycare and school.
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff 50ml
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff 50ml
SKU 2258153
$30.50 NZD
Kiwi Herb De Stuff 50ml
Thompsons Immunofort Tablets 60
Thompsons Immunofort Tablets 60
SKU 2020300
$43.99 NZD
An all-in-one supplement that uniquely combines Chinese and Western herbs, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and special nutrients to help assist the immune system.
Kiwi Herb Childrens Throat Syrup 200ml
Kiwi Herb Childrens Throat Syrup 200ml
SKU 2460122
$39.50 NZD
Contains certified organic echinacea and thyme, specially formulated for children 0-12 years old to help manage upper respiratory tract infection.
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Rub 28g
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Rub 28g
SKU 2493284
$16.99 NZD
A soothing, aromatic rub that combines a certified organic blend of six essential oils with a moisturising base of cold pressed Coconut Oil, Olive Oil and NZ Beeswax.
Benadryl PE Chesty Cough & Nasal Congestion 200ml
Benadryl PE Chesty Cough & Nasal Congestion 200ml
SKU 2347385
$21.99 NZD
Benadryl Pe Chesty Nasal 200ml
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Regular 200ml
Duro-Tuss Dry Cough Regular 200ml
SKU 339083
$29.50 NZD
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Chest Syrup 100ml
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Chest Syrup 100ml
SKU 2067501
$23.50 NZD
Great tasting herbal preparation traditionally used to support respiratory tract health and help relieve cough.
Kiwi Herb Kids Calm 50ml
Kiwi Herb Kids Calm 50ml
SKU 2134497
$24.50 NZD
Kiwiherb Kids Calm naturally promotes calmness and tranquility in children. Made of organic, natural ingredients it contains certified organic Chamomile, a herb used for centuries that is an effective treatment for upset stomach.
Kiwi Herb Childrens Echinacea 50ML
Kiwi Herb Childrens Echinacea 50ML
SKU 2113945
$26.99 NZD
Made from organic echinacea root in a base of organic apple juice to help boost children's immune system.
Kiwi Herb Dermacare Cream 50gm
Kiwi Herb Dermacare Cream 50gm
SKU 2465515
$31.99 NZD
Potent herbal formula specially made to help with eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Sinus 100ml
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Sinus 100ml
SKU 2258161
$46.50 NZD
Kiwi Herb De-Stuff Sinus 100ml
Kiwi Herb Herbal Throat Spray 30ml Oral Liquid
Kiwi Herb Herbal Throat Spray 30ml Oral Liquid
SKU 2247933
$22.99 NZD
An all natural herbal throat spray made with carefully grown and selected NZ herbs formulated to aid in throat and mouth care.
Kiwi Herb Echinature 50ml
Kiwi Herb Echinature 50ml
SKU 2233762
$32.50 NZD
  • Supports the immune system .
  • Helps with respiratory infections .
  • Free from artificial flavours, sweeteners, preservatives and colours

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 38řC 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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