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Old 11-10-2010, 10:20 AM   #1
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long lasting hacking cough

I got my flu shot back in september, then i got a cold in late october, go figure. well, the cold went away but i still have this nasty cough. i'm still hacking up lots of phlegm. at first it was all discolored. now it's mosty clear but will get spots of the brown stuff almost every time though it is slowly going away. it is so nasty! when i'm at home i spit it out. however when i'm at school it is nasty and disturbing to the other students and professors if i do that so i swallow it. swallowing it isn't going to help but will take it longer to go away! i'm afraid to go in the bathroom and do it because there are always people in the bathroom and it echoes. any ideas on how i let this stuff out when i'm at school!? on tuesdays and thursdays i'm there from 9am-5pm. and why is it taking so long to go away!?

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Re: long lasting hacking cough

Hi Becca! I am so sorry you have had this lingering cough phlegm thing going on. If I was you don't worry about people hearing you. Just flush the toilet while you do that. It helps hide the sound. At least you are getting it up. I've had a cold for 19 days. I got it from the kindergarteners that I work with. I went through all the stages of the cold and am left with a stupid tinkle draining cough. Its like a faucet running down the back of my throat, I get so weary of coughing. Yours should be over soon. Hang in there!
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