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i have copd and need to clear phlegm from throat what is the best method with which to do this

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
Don't smoke: Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to decrease sputum production. Using anti-inflammatory medications such as advair or symbicort (budesoni ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Not COPD: There are a number of things that can cause the symptoms you describe. This winter here in the Midwest has been cold and dry, and those environmental ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
May be GERD: = acid reflux: consult your PCP for further evaluation and testing.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: COPD takes years to develop so this is probably not that. This is probably combination of allergies and poorly controlled asthma. I suggest follow u ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Carroll
24 years experience in Family Medicine
No: They do not tend to be directly related.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Many different cause: Though these care common symptoms of early COPD (chronic bronchitis) there are many other reasons for this. Smoking of course is a prime cause but wor ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
This is serious : Enough to see u pulmonologist or at least u pcp for evaluation.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience in Pulmonology
Dark specks might: indicate the presence of blood. It is highly recommended you ask you doctor for a chest X-ray
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Could be: If only at night I would say allergy. Please see your doctor for allergy/asthma testing. Other things to consider are acid reflux.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Need to be checkedER: With your symptoms you need to get checked by your doctor or a pulmonologist, as you may need examination and chest xray and arterial blood gas studie ... Read More
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