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My husband has been coughing up phlegm that looks like worms what could it be

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Take a specimen in: Take a specimen of his sputum to your doctor to let him/her look at it and possibly send it off to be analyzed. Either you are confusing thick mucous ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Worms?: Patients with the largest of round worms, ascaris lumricoides, may cough up worms. I have seen them come out of the ear drums and the nose. But the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest seeing a Pulmonary specialist and your PCP. A sample may be provided for lab testing. Does he have any respiratory difficulty, such a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Trotta
56 years experience Ophthalmology
Ugh: If you are expelling worms you need gastroenterologist muy rapido
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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2 week cough: It may be time to see your physician for antibiotics and maybe a TB test. Two weeks is a long time to cough and not improve with a viral upper respira ... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Multiple causes: This can be due to a post nasal drip pooling the secretions in the throat that you cough out. Since yo don't mention feeling ill or having fevers. It ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Rest when ill: First whether you cough less putting a date at risk of getting sick is unethical. Being sick is a reason to stay home and to postpone the date. You ar ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Generally normal: It may take a few weeks for the cilia (lung hair cells) and edema (swelling) to subside. Over the counter cough suppressants may help. Increase wate ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Garlic allergy: You hve a garlic allergy which produces muvus in yhe form of a post nasal drip and that in turn is causing your coughing and fluid in your ears. Seek ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Fever?: Sounds like you have acute bronchitis - usually caused by a virus. And halitosis. I don't think an antibiotic is going to help you.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check cough: In recent years in the US, we have stopped giving young children cold medicines or cough medicines when children catch colds or a flu. That means we j ... Read More
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