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Productive Cough


Updated August 26, 2013


A cough is defined as a productive cough when some type of secretions come up during coughing. This could be mucous or blood. Your doctor needs to know what the secretions look like. They could be:

  • Green
  • Yellow
  • White and creamy
  • Clear
  • Blood-tinged
  • Dark red blood
  • Bright red blood

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