When we are sick, we will cough most of the time. What is the word to describe the thing that come from our mouths when coughing. What is the word to describe the thing which is sticky and full of germs? (usual term and formal term)
How could I make the following sentences sound more natural?
I felt really sick this week because I had flu. I coughed but I could not cough out the thing which makes my throat very itchy [The usual term for this is "tickly"]. I couldn't sleep becasue everything when [because whenever] I slept I would cough most of the time. I then saw my naturalpath naturopath and took some herbs. It turns It is better now. I could cough the thing which is sticky and yellow. I was able to cough up the phlegm which was sticky and yellow Yeeky!.