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Treating coughs

Discover how pharmacy teams can support patients suffering from coughs with this learning module.

A cough is a reflex response that aims to clear the airway of mucus and irritants. Several parts of the body are involved in the cough action. Coughs are very common, and can be caused by a variety of triggers.

Learning Objectives

After studying this module, assistants will: 

  • Understand how and why a cough occurs
  • Recognise the symptoms that should be referred to the pharmacist
  • Know the treatment options available, including self care measures. 


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