Wondered if anyone can recommend a cough suppressant that actually works. I am on antibiotics, prednisolone and increased inhalers and these last couple of days I just can't stop coughing. It's stopping me sleeping, but I can deal with that - ridiculously though, I have to briefly appear on stage tonight and I cannot get out of it. I know you're not necessarily supposed to take cough suppressants with asthma, but it's just as a one-off as I just need to not cough for 30-40 minutes, that's all.
Pharmacist yesterday said doc would prob just prescribe me an over-the-counter remedy, so I didn't make an appt. He told me about Codeine Linctus, but it's not stocked in any of the pharmacies near me as it's easily abused. I got Pholcodine Linctus instead and tried it out yesterday, to no avail.
Also tried the usual manuka honey straight off the spoon, hot with lemon, and finally tried a shot of whisky, but nothing helps for more than a few minutes.
Thanks very much indeed.