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I’m 17 and I’ve had a cough for about two months now


I’ve had a cough for two months it’s like I’m my throat I don’t think it’s do with my lungs I have green phlegm which looks like bogeys I cough quite a bit at night but not in the day really should I be worried I went doctors and she said my lungs were fine she gave me some tablets but they didn’t help at all I’m starting worry quite a bit now and it’s really starting to annoy me too anyone have a clue what it could be?

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Hi Lewis_15 I'm glad you had the doctor check you out and that your lungs are clear. Usually when a cough produces green phlegm it's coming from an infection of sorts more than likely from your sinuses possibly. If the medication isn't working that she gave, by all means give her a call and see what she wants to do next. x

Most likely you've got a chest infection its worst at night because your led down and the phlegm trickles back, try the following advice from the NHS.

getting plenty of rest

drinking lots of fluid to prevent dehydration and to loosen the mucus in your lungs, making it easier to cough up

treating headaches, fever and aches and pains with painkillers – such as paracetamol or ibuprofen

drinking a warm drink of honey and lemon – to relieve a sore throat caused by persistent coughing

raising your head up with extra pillows while you're sleeping – to make breathing easier

using an air humidifier or inhaling steam from a bowl of hot water – to ease your cough (hot water shouldn't be used to treat young children with a cough, due to the risk of scalds)

stopping smoking

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