There are several types of coughs, and the worst one is hacking or productive cough. This article provides several effective natural treatments for flu and cough, as well as an excellent folk remedy that can successfully clean your lungs of phlegm, thus relieve cough attacks.
Cough is triggered by your lungs as they fight against anything that inhibits their proper function, which is a normal physiologic response to foreign bodies.
Productive cough is usually the most serious cough type since it goes together with a wheezing sound while breathing, tightness in the chest, mucus accumulation in the chest and airway, and phlegm cough. Most often, it comes as a result of thick mucus build up. The mucus can vary in color – yellow, green, and white, all of which are excreted by coughing.
The most common symptoms of a productive cough are he following:
- Whistling sound when coughing or breathing
- Sticky phlegm expelled by coughing
- Persistent cough
- Tightness in the chest
- Excessive coughing in the mornings
- Congestion or heaviness in the chest