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6 Common Symptoms of Bronchitis

2. Mucus

In most cases, bronchitis typically starts out as a dry cough, but it doesn’t take long—somewhere between a few hours and a few days—for the lungs to start over-producing mucus. A most unpleasant symptom of bronchitis, the mucus can take on several different colors, including clear, white, a yellowish-gray or green. In rare cases, the Mayo Clinic says it may be streaked with blood.

It is helpful to be aware of the frequency, color and amount of mucus being expelled from the body, as the doctor will often ask such questions to determine whether or not they can prescribe a medication.

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