My boyfriend, who is 21 years old, has a chronic cough, sometimes accompanied by thick
mucous. This morning he coughed up
a large amount of mucous with a little blood in it. The sputum is very sticky and looks like a giant glob of petroleum jelly - he says this is normal, but my own sputum (which only occurs when I am sick) is not so thick or gel-like. He said that his throat and chest felt better after coughing up the mucous.