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Causes of coughing up mucus

Updated on August 7, 2016
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Causes Of Coughing Up Mucus

There are several causes when you cough up mucus, basically mucus releases from nose and mouth. Mucus helps us to release the dirt and smoke that can be dangerous to our lungs, most of the times it is very good for our health but if you are coughing up yellow mucus or any other color of mucus then that can be somehow dangerous. Otherwise we face mucus when we’re suffering from wet cough, and from nose mucus releases when we’re suffering from cold and flu. There are several things that you should know about mucus and what are its benefits and what are its disadvantages. You can say that our body is a mucus making machine because according to doctors our body makes 1 to 1.5 liters of mucus daily. If you’re facing wet or dry cough then you should try to prevent it. You should try drinking warm water or warm milk with honey and sucking a lemon is also a good option.

Causes of wet cough

Wet cough is defined as a type of cough in which a lot of mucus is produced, we mostly suffer from wet cough due to chest problems or viral infections. There are several signs and symptoms of wet cough that we will discuss them later on. When you’re facing wet or any other type of cough first of all you should try home natural remedies that I have discussed so many times otherwise you should concern with a doctor but remember don’t use medicines for a long time because medicines can harm us because of the side effects they have. Dry cough is said to be more dangerous than the wet cough because it is very harmful for you if you’re an asthma patient then you can face asthma attack. There are some of symptoms and signs of cough that we’re going to discuss now.

Signs and Symptoms of cough

There are a lot of Common signs and symptoms of cough, some of them are listed below:

  1. Chest tightness from excessive coughing
  2. Wheezing
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Problems while exercising
  5. Chest pain

If you’re facing any symptoms that are listed, then you must talk to your doctor and ask him to give you proper treatment. He will take some tests of your for example he will check your lung function that all things are going fine or not. Then he will give you medicines but I already told that don’t take medicines more than 7 days because they can hurt us, if you’re still not fine after taking the proper dose of medicines then you should again concern with a doctor and tell him about what you’re still facing.


At the end I’m going to tell you that how to prevent any type of coughing, first of all you should follow the doctor and take the dose properly given by the doctor. If it still not helps then you should try another home remedy sometimes natural remedies work properly by just taking them properly for 2-3 days.

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