How Does Coughing Get Rid of Excess Mucus? | Mucinex®
Cough (or irritant) receptors are scattered throughout your airways. When they get stimulated (by irritants like dust or allergens, or triggered by an accumulation of excess mucus), they send a signal to the cough center in the brain.
Coughs: Causes, Symptoms and Remedies | Mucinex®
Whether it’s wet or dry, productive or unproductive, loud and barking or soft, coughing is uncomfortable. But why do we cough, and what good is it doing our bodies when it’s part of our cold and flu symptoms?