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I have had a cough for 2+ months. In morning shower I cough up phlegm. Cough and runny nose sometimes extends thru the day. I don't feel sick, and a non-smoker.

Chronic cough

A chronic cough with nasal symptoms and not feeling sick sounds like an allergic problem. Allergies are a chronic disease that often is annoying but not severe. When severe, allergy patients can have a worse average quality of life than cancer patients. A chronic cough for two months could be a viral bronchitis resolving slowly, or asthma, or a subacute sinus infection. Time to see an allergist.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

How come I cough up phlegm?

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If you have a productive cough chronically, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD typically caused by smoking. You should see your doctor as this can be treated and symptoms lessened. If you still smoke, smoking cessation is also needed and your doctor can help with this as well.
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I am now afraid to cough up phlegm?

Cough it up

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the problem with coughing is the discomfort or pain some people feel. Loosen the secretion with lots of fluid or expectorant/mucolytic or even bronchodilator if needed to make coughing easier. Phlegm not coughed up can thicken and plug or close the airways and can become culture media for infection to grow. So I suggest cough it up.
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Dr. Nick Debnath answered:

I cough up phlegm after every meal?

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Sounds like acid reflux to me. But Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc!
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Why do I cough up phlegm once I start running?

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this can be from post nasal drip or asthma and needs to be evaluated, you should see an allergist
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Dr. Aaron Milstone answered:

Why do I cough up phlegm that tastes like metal?

Blood

Sometimes with a very forceful cough there can be specks of blood or actual amounts of blood in the phlegm. Blood will have a typical metallic/iron taste
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

Why do I constantly cough up phlegm all day long?

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Possible etiologies of a chronic productive cough include chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, GERD, post-nasal drip or a combination of these diagnoses. For diagnosis and treatment, you need to be evaluated by your doctor. If you currently smoke, you need to quit today!
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

Every time i catch a cold, i cough up bloody phlegm?

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Coughing up blood, called hemoptysis, is a symptom that always requires evaluation. Bronchitis can cause this symptom but malignancy needs to be ruled out, especially if you are a smoker. So, see your doctor ASAP.
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Dr. Susumu Inoue answered:

How can I get my 19 month- old son to cough up phlegm?

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A 19 mo old child does not have enough coordination to cough, feel sputum and spit. They usually swallow, and may cause stomach irritation. If your son has a lot of runny nose and swallow it, and hi has rattle in the throat, you may use suction bulb to suck out the junk in the nose, so that he does not swallow it to begin with.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

What causes me to cough up phlegm when I dont have even a cold?

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Possibilities include chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD, or perhaps bronchospasm or post-nasal drip. Each of these has different treatments so see your doctor to determine the diagnosis in your case. If you are smoking, you need to quit ASAP to decrease airway inflammation.
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