When you find mucus (phlegm) in your mouth after coughing and it feels like something is stuck in your throat or your chest you might suffer from phlegmy cough. A phlegmy cough or wet cough indicates that more mucus than normal is produced by your body. In this article you will learn more about the causes of this condition and when to call our 24 hour GP service for phlegmy cough in Fuengirola.
Irritations, such as fluid and phlegm, in your throat or lungs trigger the coughing reflex. It is your body’s way of eliminating these irritations. If your coughing is activated by fluid in your airways and you feel mucus in your mouth when coughing, then you experience a phlegmy or wet cough. You might also hear the term productive cough since during this condition your body overproduces phlegm.
While suffering from a phlegmy cough you may also notice other symptoms like:
These symptoms can provide a clue to our 24 hour GP service for phlegmy cough in Fuengirola as to what is causing the wet cough.
Infections of microorganisms such as bacteria or viruses, which also cause a cold or flu, most likely result in phlegmy or wet coughs. By producing more mucus than normal your body captures and expels the infection causing organisms to fight the flu. Coughing allows you to get rid of all the extra phlegm in your airways that gets trapped.
However, if you are struggling with a wet cough for more than a few weeks it could be because of another reason than a simple flu. Within the following list you will find more information:
Call our 24 hour GP service for phlegmy cough in Fuengirola if your cough has been going on for more than two weeks. Also when you have trouble breathing or coughing up blood or your mucus smells foul, you may need urgent medical attention. A bluish skin tone can be another indication of a more severe infection.
Call our 24 hour GP service for phlegmy cough in Fuengirola immediately if your child: