I have been coughing for nearly 6 months.  The cough is loaded with phlegm.  I was told that it is because I have one working lung (block by a blood clot.   Supposedly the one working lung is not able to rid the excessive phlegm.  I am trying to increase fluids, such as teas, sodas, to get rid of the phlegm.  Nothing is working.  During the night, I am using a CPAP machine as well. I have been taking several kinds of medicine to resolve the problem.  Right now I am taking Nexium and it hasn't helped one bit.  An Ent doctor suggested increasing the dose.  I fear now that I will be coughing for the rest of my life. The coughs are becoming more painful.

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