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Is it okay to not cough up mucus?

I've been suffering from a cold for about four days now. I feel the mucus, but no matter how much I cough, nothing is coming up. Will I get even worse if I can't cough it up?
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973741 tn?1342342773
Try not to worry about that as it is out of your control.  You could take an over the counter expectorant or Musinex type product to help with mucus production.  Keeping it thin helps.  Another natural way to do that is to drink more water than you normally do.  If you do this, it will help.  How are you feeling now?
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