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A 61-year-old female asked:

I have a constant dry cough that i can't control like tics and in the morning i get this thick sticky light yellow phlem that i cough up. what is this?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Bronchitis: Drink plenty of fluids to help get the mucus up. See your doctor for an exam and further treatment. All the best. I hope you feel better soon.
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
There could also be a component of wheezing or asthma that is aggravating your cough, or even reflux. All the more reason to be seen for a thorough evaluation. Good wishes:)
Apr 13, 2015
Last updated Apr 19, 2015

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