What does it mean to have a productive cough?

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asked Feb 13 in Other- Health by Vitort (180 points)
What does it mean to have a productive cough?

What does having a productive and non productive cough mean?

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answered Feb 13 by Larry S (13,070 points)
When your cough is productive then it means that you're spitting up mucus which is good when you have a cold.

Getting rid of that mucus helps to clear your body of unwanted cold viruses.

Non productive cough just means no mucus is being coughed up.

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