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I'm constantly coughing up mucus. What can I do?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: Constant mucus

Mucus is a thick fluid secreted by glands that helps protect areas of the body exposed to the environment.
It filters away particles and organisms that stick to it; it also contains antiseptic substances that prevent infection. Mucus production in the lungs increases in response to allergens (pollen, molds) & irritants (smoke). A chronic cough producing mucus should be evaluated medically.

In brief: Constant mucus

Mucus is a thick fluid secreted by glands that helps protect areas of the body exposed to the environment.
It filters away particles and organisms that stick to it; it also contains antiseptic substances that prevent infection. Mucus production in the lungs increases in response to allergens (pollen, molds) & irritants (smoke). A chronic cough producing mucus should be evaluated medically.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: See doctor...

Possible etiologies of a chronic 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!

In brief: See doctor...

Possible etiologies of a chronic 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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