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How do expectorants work to treat a cough?

A wet, chesty cough is very common in children and it's important that they get relief, even if it's only temporary. This is when an expectorant might the the best answer.

Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough

While you might expect your cough to be caused by the flu, you would be far less likely to suspect a condom, fish or a pea plant to be the culprit. These are some of the weirdest things to have caused people to cough...

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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