Which medicine is best for wet cough?
Expectorants and mucolytics: These are usually prescribed for a wet or productive cough. They work by thinning the mucus in the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways. Try Mucosolvan Syrup for wet cough.
Decongestants: These are used to clear a stuffy nose and treat a cough which is caused by the mucus dripping back into the throat. They can only be used to clear up the airways if your nose is blocked or if your cough is due to a post-nasal drip in order to help you sleep comfortably.
Antihistamines: These are anti-allergy medicines and work only if your cough is due to allergies which affect your nose and throat. These work by blocking the release of histamines, which are produced by our body as a reaction to allergens. Antihistamines can only help with allergic reactions (not allergy itself) like cough, watery eyes, and sneezing.
Combination medicines: Some cough syrups combine expectorants with decongestants and an antihistamine. Sometimes a pain reliever may also be included. This type of combination is typically used for treating a range of symptoms such as cold congestion, cough, and body aches. However, since these medicines are a combination of anti-cough formulations, using them may make you end up taking unnecessary medicines.
Topical applications: Ointments containing camphor or menthol are often rubbed on the chest or back to get relief from cough and cold.103