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how to loosen phlegm on chest

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Tight chest: I assume these symptoms followed a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Chest tightness and breathing difficulties developed with tracheobronchiti ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chest phlegm: Warm steamy showers work well. Warm tea is very soothing. Try some vitamin c and take a multivitamin. Drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of sleep. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Bronchitis: Could be a bronchitis superimposed upon a viral upper respiratory infection but the main suggestion I have is to see your Primary Care Provider for ev ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Virtual appointment: A virtual appointment with Healthtap or an appointment with your pediatrician is recommended. If his illness began as a viral illness, the cough may b ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Possible infection: You need to be seen to find out if you have an infection in your lungs.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Pneumonia: This could certainly be a bad infection....You need to be seen asap by doctor. If x-rays don't show anything and the bloody phlegm continues, i reco ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Mucolytic/fluids: If you are not short of breath, running fever, having pain in your chest with breathing or producing putrid or bloody sputum, perhaps you need a mucol ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Neither: While it seems more satisfying to have coughed something up I do not believe there is any benefit or prognostic info associated with a dry vs a moist ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Chest "heaviness": The only way in which this can be answered is for you to be examined, your chest auscultated with a stethoscope and possibly undergoing a chest x-ray ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Time to get help: It's time to see a physician to get evaluated as your symptoms have been going on longer than would be expected.
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