Stimulating self-purification ability
Good English skills are usually helpful when advising foreign-language customers. PTA-Forum has compiled the most important vocabulary, questions and advice on the subject of "cough and bronchitis".
Everyone knows the symptoms: Due to a bad cold, thick mucus has accumulated in your bronchial tubes and a nagging persistent cough causes irritation during the day and robs you of needed sleep at night. Here medication stimulates your self-purification ability and supports the coughing up of viscous mucus.
In the case of acute coughs, either herbal preparations containing extracts of thyme, ivy, primula root and the South African Kaplan geranium, or alternatively the two synthetic substances Ambroxol and ACC may be used as expectorants.
Should the sinuses also be inflamed, preparations containing eucalyptol, Myrtol as well as eucalyptus oil will help the patients. But before any medication can be recommended, some questions need to be asked by PTA or the pharmacist.
Important questions for the consultation
|Deutsch / German||Englisch / English|
|Hustenreiz||irritation in the throat|
|Stirnbereich||area of the forehead|
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In winter, when we are plagued by cough and hoarseness, the first thing we think of is a cold. But possible other causes also have to be considered: for example an influenza.
Decrease the risk of sinusitis
Good English skills are usually helpful when advising foreign-language customers. PTA-Forum has compiled the most important vocabulary, questions and advice on the subject of "Sinusitis".