It can be difficult to move this phlegm
by swallowing, coughing
, or throat clearing. Thinning this phlegm
will help it to move easier. As long as you are not on a fluid restriction, drinking 6 to 8 8-ounce glasses, about 2.5 quarts, of non-caffeine fluid each day will keep this phlegm thin. It sounds like you already have a good water intake! Another option to discuss with
your doctor is trying a medicine that thins phlegm such as guaifenesin.