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coughing up clear white mucus

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Coughing is a reflex: Given to us to get rid of a foreign body in the bronchus. It is governed by a computer in the lower brain. If that is irritable you can cough for no r ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Post viral but: It is hard to tell. If you have never had allergies before then it's probably not that. If you have facial pressure you may have a sinus infection.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Hard to say: this is hard to differentiate elegy versus bacterial versus viral on the appearance of the mucus. Usually with infection the mucus can be green, red, ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes. Could be environmental allergy or even food allergy like gluten sensitivity. See allergist for evaluation.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 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
12 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
29 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
46 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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