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I have bronchitis. Is it better for phlegm to be loose and me coughing or is it better for my chest to be dry?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Neither

While it seems more satisfying to have coughed something up I do not believe there is any benefit or prognostic info associated with a dry vs a moist cough.
Too many other variables involved.

In brief: Neither

While it seems more satisfying to have coughed something up I do not believe there is any benefit or prognostic info associated with a dry vs a moist cough.
Too many other variables involved.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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