oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - OTC products for : cough preparations : OTC products



Extracted from text ... OTC Products SA Pharmacist's Assistant [ Jul / Aug 2006 ] 10 By Jacqui Souter Amayeza Info Services OTC products for: Cough Preparations The majority of people coming to the pharmacy wanting medication for coughs have respiratory tract infections that are usually minor and self-limiting. However, a cough may also be symptom of a more serious underlying condition and in these cases, referral to a medical doctor is important. Coughing is a reflex action caused by irritation or obstruction of the airway. The purpose of a cough is to clear the airway so that breathing can continue as normal. The most common cause of a cough is an infection, either bacterial or viral, that irritates the airways. Other common irritants include ..


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