Why do we cough?
In most cases cough is not an independent disease, but a symptom. It is a protective mechanism of our body, by which dust particles and other foreign objects, which can enter the respiratory passages or bronchi, are transported out. This cough reflex helps the body releasing the airways of harmful substances together with secretion and thick mucus.
How do expectorants stop a cough?
In most cases influenzal infections provoke an inflammation which causes viruses in the bronchia, thickening of the mucus. Mucous obstruction of the chest is not only inconvenient and unpleasant, what is more it can cause deseases like chest-cold or bronchial pneumonia.
An expectorant such as Ivypan® plus syrup is a medicinal aid that thins mucus, so you can cough it up easier. Simultaneously the cilias are stimulated, to enable the transport of the secretion. Therefore the coughed up mucus removes the germs from the respiratory tract. To support clearing of thick mucus from the airways, coughing can temporary increase.