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I cough and spit a lot of mucous. Is this normal? Just a habit?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Possibilities...
If you are coughing the mucous, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd.
You will need a doctor evaluation and possibly pulmonary function tests to verify this diagnosis. There are treatments to control symptoms but no cure. If you are smoking, you need to quit to slow disease progression and control symptoms.

In brief: Possibilities...
If you are coughing the mucous, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd.
You will need a doctor evaluation and possibly pulmonary function tests to verify this diagnosis. There are treatments to control symptoms but no cure. If you are smoking, you need to quit to slow disease progression and control symptoms.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Probably not normal
It could be allergies, or it could be a sign of infection or asthma.
Typically the mucous either drains from the nasal passage/sinuses down into the throat, or the mucous comes directly from the lungs themselves. An allergist or lung specialist can help you make the diagnosis and treat you.

In brief: Probably not normal
It could be allergies, or it could be a sign of infection or asthma.
Typically the mucous either drains from the nasal passage/sinuses down into the throat, or the mucous comes directly from the lungs themselves. An allergist or lung specialist can help you make the diagnosis and treat you.
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