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Let's see if we can figure out what's causing your coughing up phlegm.
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What causes coughing up phlegm? 8 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Common Cold Overview

The common cold is a virus that involves symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose and a headache. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for the common cold now!

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2

Chronic Bronchitis

Learn about the causes and treatment of acute bronchitis.

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3

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

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4

Asthma Overview

Learn about asthma. Explore the types of asthma and read information about their symptoms, causes and treatments. Continue reading!

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5

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Read more on whom it affects and how to treat it.

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6

Allergies Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Learn about what causes allergies, the different types of allergies, and how they're treated.

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7

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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8

Absence of Gamma Globulin in Blood

Agammaglobulinemia is an inherited immune system disorder in which the body is unable to produce antibodies.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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