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Suggest Treatment For Coughing With Mucus

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Posted on Wed, 8 Nov 2017
Question: I have had a persistent cough with plenty of mucus. So far I have just kept coughing it up and tossing the tissue. Could not sleep tonight because of the cough so I just swallowed the mucus and that seemed to help but that seems counter-productive
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Steam inhalation should help

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Although swallowing cough would not be counterproductive, I would not really encourage it. I would insist you to take steam inhalation. It will help in diluting the cough and making it more productive.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Steam inhalation should help Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Although swallowing cough would not be counterproductive, I would not really encourage it. I would insist you to take steam inhalation. It will help in diluting the cough and making it more productive. Let me know if I could help further. Regards