During the past month, I wake up every morning with really tight lungs (phlegm), wheezing, and a cough that brings up phlegm, lasting for 30 to 40 minutes. This has happened to me before, and it only happens during the spring season. I live in Indiana, and it has been extremely humid. My home does not have an air conditioner, and the basement is somewhat moldy. Our house is very humid. I also work in a smoke-y bar.
I am about one day away from going to a doctor, and am posting here because I am curious to know if this cough seems more like an allergy, asthma, or a smoker's cough.
I think it is definitely related to the smoky bar. It may also be complicated by allergies and/or asthma. It sounds like you're exposed to both molds and springtime/summer allergens. This cough is a serious sign of rhinitis (inflammation of the nose) and almost certainly bronchitis. The first step is to get out of the smoky bar, get an air conditioner and then scrub-away the mold.
If the symptoms persist for a month or more, despite these actions, you should definitely see your doctor.
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