The cold and flu season can lead to symptoms that can hinder anyone’s daily life. The cough that accompanies both can be harsh, painful, and long-lasting. Additionally, it can help spread the germs to others.
Coughing is a natural process of the body that removes foreign debris and mucus from the lungs and upper-respiratory passageways. Coughing can also be a by-product of an irritated throat or post-nasal drip. A “good” cough will produce mucus, clearing the body of some of its issues. Much of the time, the foreign materials are the germs causing the illness. When we cough, these germs become airborne, happily giving others immune systems problems.
The proper way to protect others against a cough is to cough into the elbow of your arm. Covering your mouth, while adequate at preventing airborne contamination, now puts the germs on the hands for easy surface spread. Never cover your mouth with your hands when coughing. Regardless of whether you use your hands to cover your mouth, wash frequently with an anti-bacterial hand soap to get rid of any germs that may have ended up there.
There are many cough suppressant products on the market. One extremely popular brand is Robitussin. This brand makes several cough suppressing medications, some include treatment for cold and flu as well. Robitussin cough suppressant is a widely-known, trusted product to soothe sore throats and calm coughs. Additionally, Robitussin cough syrup is also effective to relieve chest congestion, nasal congestion, and stop runny noses.
Robitussin cough medicine is good for adults and children, though some formulas are only safe for children 12 years and up. Robitussin does make a line of children’s cough syrups that are safe for a wide variety of ages. Plus, Robitussin cough medications are non-drowsy with the exception of their nighttime formulas. Robitussin cough products are available in syrups or as caplets. Some products are specifically formulated for daytime or nighttime use, so choose those carefully.
Mountainside Medical Equipment is proud to provide Robitussin cough products at great, low price. Visit our website to view Robitussin products and easily place an order online. Orders can also be placed by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our helpful Medical Supply Specialists.