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coughing up black phlegm non smoker

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor....: You need to see your doctor so your discolored sputum can be diagnosed and treated. What kind of work do you do? There may be an occupational exposure ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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U: Probably have an upper respiratory infection. If the color is white most probably is a viral infection, if it yellow or green u may need antibiotics s ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
40 years experience Ophthalmology
No see a Dr.: At your age sinusitis can travel down and cause upper respiratory infection. Mycoplasma and bacteria could be causes. See your primary care md or an ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Chronic bronchitis?: Congratulations on stopping smoking. But don't expect overnight recovery of your lungs and bronchial tree: it takes up to 5 years to recover from the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Chronic cough : A chronic cough with nasal symptoms and not feeling sick sounds like an allergic problem. Allergies are a chronic disease that often is annoying but ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Sputum : This is possibly rhinitis ( inflammation of the inside of the nose) or sinus infection. This is not consistent with lung cancer. Speak to your doctor ... Read More
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Wait a bit: Sometimes these coughs can take time to go away. Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help sometimes, too. But, be patient. Hopefully it will go away. Good luck ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Cough: Wondering what medications u r prescribed?. Also, whether u had chest x-ray or not?. Review with your doctor.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Possible relapse: You may be having a relapse. Contact your physician. He may want to take a chest x-ray to find out what's going on.

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