Causes of Wet Cough

There are many different causes of a wet cough, also called a “productive cough” because it produces sputum. Some of the causes of a wet cough may also produce a dry cough, in different situations, or the cough may change from wet to dry, or vice-versa.

Respiratory Infections: Various infections of the respiratory system may produce a wet cough:

Other Infections: Some infections of structures near to the respiratory system can cause wet cough, such as the ears, sinuses, etc., which are all connected to the throat. Causes include:

Non-Infectious Causes: Various disorders include:

Other Types of Cough: See also the causes of similar symptoms, such as:

Related Symptoms: Certain other similar symptoms may be mistaken for cough, or may cause a wet cough, such as:

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