What’s the Difference Between Cough Suppressant vs Cough Expectorant?
We can often feel overwhelmed at this time of the year when coughs and cold start to enter our homes. Dr. Oz took to the aisle of Walgreens to answer customer questions. The first customer said she had a wet cough and wasn’t sure whether she should purchase a cough expectorant or a cough suppressant, a tricky one for many people so Dr. Oz brought out someone who could help to better answer this customer’s question. He asked the Walgreen’s pharmacist to help answer this question. She explained that if you are having a wet cough and mucous then you need an expectorant, but when you have a dry cough that makes your throat hurt, you need a cough suppressant.
Dr Oz: Decongestants Behind Pharmacy Counter Now?
The next customer’s symptoms were stuffiness and congestion and I was surprised to hear the pharmacist share that some of the more powerful decongestants are actually behind the pharmacy counter, so you can go to the pharmacist and they will answer any questions you may have and recommend the best product for your symptoms. She wanted to be sure the customer knew that pharmacists are accessible and available to answer any questions at any time.
What’s the Difference Between the Flu & a Cold?
Number one question from a recent poll that Dr. Oz took was:
What’s the difference between a cold and the flu?
A cold – Cold is more common with symptoms in the head area, like runny nose, congestion, cough, and sore throat.