Mucus & Cough Information

Mucus Information

Causes

The production of mucus is normally accelerated when the body fights infection.

Specifically, excessive mucus production can be triggered by:

  • Common colds
  • Allergies and sinus conditions
  • Irritants and pollution
Treatment
Alka-Seltzer Plus products containing an expectorant help loosen mucus in your lungs, making coughs more productive at clearing airways.
Prevention
Wash your hands frequently to prevent the spread of illnesses.

Cough Information

Coughing is the body's way of removing substances, such as mucus or foreign material, that are irritating airway passages.

Causes

There are many causes of a cough, such as:

  • Common cold
  • Infections
  • Nasal discharge (postnasal drip)
Treatment
Many Alka-Seltzer Plus products contain Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, which temporarily relieves cough caused by minor throat and bronchial irritation. This symptom most commonly accompanies the flu and the common cold.
Prevention
Wash your hands frequently to prevent the spread of illnesses.