REVIEW: A reappraisal of the mucoactive activity and clinical efficacy of bromhexine

Bromhexine is a derivate of the Adhatoda vasica plant used in some countries for the treatment of various respiratory diseases

Flu vaccine vital ahead of 5th wave

With a significant rise in coronavirus infections across SA, all signs point to the country entering a fifth wave.

Herbal demulcents: highly underestimated

Herbal demulcents have an important role to play in the treatment of coughs.

Don’t forget to (flu) vaccinate

Patients might develop flu-like symptoms.

A paradigm shift in treating coughs

Polysaccharides of Marshmallow root exhibited cough-suppressing activity.

Nasal saline irrigation & allergic rhinitis

Intranasal corticosteroids are the most effective treatment and should be first-line therapy for persistent allergic rhinitis symptoms affecting the quality of life.

Remedying rhinosinusitis

Most often, viruses cause sinus infections, but bacterial infections can cause sinusitis too.

Management of acute fever in children: A quick ref guide for pharmacy staff

Fever is one of the most common reasons for unwell children presenting to pharmacists.

Fighting pharyngitis

There are several possible causes of a sore throat. Pharyngitis can be bacterial or viral in origin, and it is

My cold is gone, so why am I still coughing?

So why do we cough and what can we do about it?  Dr Jonathan Parsons, director of the Asthma Center and

Kids and allergies, by the season

For the millions of SA children with seasonal allergies, a change of season means more than a change of just scenery.

Maintaining a strong skin barrier function in winter

Winter’s cold, dry air alone is enough to contribute to dry, flaky skin.