Updated 22 July 2015

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A cough caused by a persistent post nasal drip can sound like a bad chest infection.

Coughs caused by post nasal drips usually sound very wet in the morning, but progress to a dry cough during the course of the morning.

Treating your cough effectively involves first treating the post-nasal drip.

Visit our Cough Centre for all the latest news!


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