What are the causes of coughing with phlegm and mucus?
Coughing up phlegm and mucus, also known as a productive cough, is generally associated with the presence of secretions in the airways. Some of the common causes of this type of cough include:
Respiratory infections: Colds, flu, bronchitis and pneumonia are the main causes of coughing up phlegm as they can cause accumulation of mucus in the respiratory tract.
Allergies: Exposure to allergens such as pollen, dust or animal hair can trigger an inflammatory response in the airways and cause mucus and cough. If this is your case, we also recommend you see our page antihistamines without prescription.
Asthma: People with asthma may experience coughing up phlegm as part of their symptoms, especially during exacerbation episodes.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): This chronic condition affects the airways and can cause excessive mucus production and coughing.
Sinus infection: Sinus infections can cause a runny nose and coughing up phlegm.
Reflux gastroenteritis (GERD): The reflux of stomach acid can irritate the airways, causing coughing and phlegm production.
Tobacco smoke: Exposure to tobacco smoke can irritate the respiratory tract and lead to the production of mucus and cough.
Climate changes: Exposure to cold, dry air can trigger a respiratory response, including mucus production and coughing.
Best medicines for cough and mucus
On this page we have selected the best medicines for cough and mucus. In this case, all medicines for coughing up phlegm are drinkable, with syrups on the one hand and oral solutions on the other.
If you have doubts about which one you need, contact us without obligation through our online chat and our pharmacists will advise you on which is the best medication for your situation.