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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis . You need to be reevaluated labs and CXR checked to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need a ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Postnasal drip: Most like causes of chronic cough in adults are chronic bronchitis (smokers with yellow am sputum), gastric reflux, cough variant asthma, allergy, and ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Post nasal drip: 60 yo male with coughing up clear mucus in the morning only. mucus pooling in the back of the throat leading to coughing can occur in the morning beca ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies of this cough includes gerd, post-nasal drip. Bronchospasm from any cause can also contribute. If you are smoking, smoking cessati ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough mucus: hello~ you are 60y.did you smoke at any stage of your life (probably) and have you been coughing for > 2years (probably), this means that you have ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Need answers: Well, how much do you cough-up? When (more in the morning?)? What kind of cigarettes do you smoke? For how long have you smoked? Coughed? Is that lig ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Old blood-mucous: get examined and have mucous cultured for a bacterial infection. Get a chest x ray and stop smoking.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
May take many weeks: After the bacterial infection has resolved, the lung membranes and cilia (hair cells) inflammation persists for weeks. This includes mucus production ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would recommend saving a sample and showing your PCP. If you smoke, please try to quit. Other possible causes include small amounts of bleeding. The ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things: It sounds like a common smokers cough but there are many other possibilities. You should get a checkup.
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