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I have a cough where a little bit of phlegm comes out. how can i get rid of my cough before my basketball game tomorrow?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Depends: It depends how long you have had that cough. If it related to a recent cold, then any over the counter cough medicine should help a bit. If you have had this cough for a while and it worsens with exercise, you may have asthma. Talk to your doctor about your cough.

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