Dry, chesty, tickly or mucus cough? This is what it means if you cough up green phlegm

Dry, chesty, tickly or mucus cough? This is what it means if you cough up green phlegm
 

Most coughs are caused by cold or flu and clear up within three weeks. 
But a persistent cough, with a buildup of mucus in your chest, can have a big impact on your quality of life. 
In some instances with a mucus cough, the mucus you cough up may be green in colour. 
But what does it mean and should you be worried by this? 
Phlegm is a type of mucus made in your chest, and while green-coloured phlegm may be alarming, it’s usually a sign your body is fighting an infection.
Dr Andrew Thornber, Now Healthcare Group Chief Medical Officer, explained: “Your mucus can change colour when you’re... read more

 
11 February 2018 in Health, Views: 87
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