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coughing up white stringy stuff

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more info: Anybody with a chronic cough should be seen by a doctor and fully evaluated. There may be some form of infection, non-infectious inflammation, tumor, ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: While we no longer, if ever, use color of phlegm to determine if antibiotics are necessary, black stuff sounds out of the ordinary, especially if you ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fe ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis: Probably viral. Drink plenty of fluids, rest, take acetominophen or ibuprofen. You can get OTC cough medicine with expectorant. Time will heal. Thanks ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Lots of things : Chronic bronchitis? Bronchiectasis? The answer depends on your age, medical history, tobacco use, duration of symptoms, and so on. This is why doctors ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
Many ailments: Not knowing anything more, like his age, other medical conditions, and so on, it's very hard to say. He may have a simple bronchitis, or something mo ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Welch
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough yellow sputum: From your brief description you may have bronchitis and infection of the tubes in your lungs. You should be treated and recommend you see your doctor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
GERD: Reflux up to the throat can make you cough, but it is typically a dry cough, and never productive of brown sputum. See your doctor.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Cold: or flu. Get checked for flu.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Coughing : Coughing up brown stuff may be indicative of pneumonia.

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