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bringing up flem

By Anonymous June 1, 2018 - 4:21pm
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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Do you mean 'phlegm?' Phlegm is a type of mucus made in your chest. You typically don’t produce noticeable amounts of phlegm unless you are sick with a cold or have some other underlying medical issue. When you cough up phlegm, it’s called sputum.  Depending on what is causing the phlegm, it can be different colors, clear, green, or yellow.  While phlegm is a normal part of the respiratory system, it isn’t normal if it’s affecting your everyday life. It may be time to see the doctor if you notice it in your airways, throat, or if you start coughing it up. If you see any shade of red, brown, or black phlegm, or are experiencing frothy sputum, you should see your doctor right away. This may be a sign of a more serious underlying condition.


June 2, 2018 - 4:46am
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