What To Do For Phlegm Cough
A productive asthmatic cough will expel phlegm and mucus from the lungs. In most cases of asthma, the cough is considered nonproductive. A nonproductive cough is a dry cough . Phlegm is the specific name for mucus that you cough up from your lungs. Your doctor might call it ‘sputum’.
And mucus is a jelly-like liquid found all over the body that protects you from infection. Coughing up lots of phlegm doesn't mean you have asthma, although some people with asthma do find they cough up lots of phlegm. Medications known as expectorants can help to thin mucus and phlegm, making them easier to cough or blow out. However, check to make sure that these medications do not also contain decongestants. 13.