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how is mucous in lungs treated

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Colitz
46 years experience Dentistry
Go see your doctor: Might need a stronger antibiotic, have bll=ood drawn along with a chest xray taken.
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Dr. J'shaun Mcleod
16 years experience Pharmacology
Try Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) thins out mucus and makes it easier to cough up. You would also need to increase your fluids to help the medication work better. ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Pitts
28 years experience Family Medicine
Many possibilities: They range from allergies and asthma to smoking damage (COPD) and could also encompass infections, bacterial, viral, and fungal. There are even some ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: I would recommend seeing a doctor.
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
Lots of possibilitie: Asthma comes to mind, but many other possibilities. A doc needs to listen to your heart and lungs and consider chest x-ray and lung function tests.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor to evaluate: May be a collapsed lung (pneumothorax), due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between th ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Coughing: Please start with a trip to the nearest Pharmacy and they will help you decide the best medicine for you. Should turn out OK!
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Various: It could be clear, white, yellow, green, thick, thin. It changes over time. It is commonly more copious in the morning upon awakening.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes....: After 3-5 days all initial infection/inflammation get secondarily infected with bacteria. More so with your medical hx. Time for a short course of ant ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
If its huge: If its huge and blocks a passage causing your airways to collapse, it can make your short of breath good luck!
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Mucous plugs can form without cancer.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Asthma : And allergies can be serious. You should make an appointment with your doctor for prescription medications before your conditions get worst. Preventio ... Read More
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