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is it good to cough up phlegm

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: If you have a productive cough chronically, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD typically caused by smoking. You should see your doctor as ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Cough it up: The problem with coughing is the discomfort or pain some people feel. Loosen the secretion with lots of fluid or expectorant/mucolytic or even broncho ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Blood: Sometimes with a very forceful cough there can be specks of blood or actual amounts of blood in the phlegm. Blood will have a typical metallic/iron t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor...: Possible etiologies of a chronic productive cough include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Lyday
15 years experience Family Medicine
Thick: It is probably too thick. Try to drink a lot of water, spend some time in a steam room to help get it out.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: Possibilities include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, or perhaps bronchospasm or post-nasal drip. Each of these has different treatments so see yo ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dia Arpon
Dr. Dia Arpon answered
26 years experience Psychiatry
No: If you cogh up geen, brown, or bloody plegm seeks medical attn. Especially if you have a fever. STOP SMOKING IF APPLICABLE IT INCREASES MUCOUS PRODUCT ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Reflux?: acid reflux can cause asthma and coughing. If you are coughing every time you eat, you may be having reflux due to either expansion of your stomach or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
24 years experience Family Medicine
Nighttime cough: Chronic allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis or nocturnal acid reflux or reactive airway disease can cause night time coughing that goes away after y ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
73 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Why Coughing: This may be due to failure of your cilia to move bacteria out. Try stimulating cilia: Green tea with lemon, humming, drink extra water. Pulsed nasal i ... Read More
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