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why is there hair in my phlegm

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Needs a doc visit: One possibility comes to mind that would require verification/treatment. Some fungal organisms form branch like structures you may see as hairs. If yo ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Acid reflux: often thats a sign of silent acid relax or less commonly cough asthma. You should see an net to look down your throat to see if there are signs of aci ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it examined: See your family doctor or an ENT specialist and have the throat examined.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Garrick Barber
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Check online: There are many resources online about the symptoms of COVID-19. The most important questions relate to travel history and the symptoms you are experie ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: It is normal for phlegm to have a salty taste. It will clear up on its own. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole gra ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fredric Pullen
61 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral bronchitis: I'm really sorry that you are having this difficulty. At the age of 70 with a severe cough and a lot of phlegm it is best that you see it physician. I ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Uri: better get an antibiotic to fix this problem.. mucinex (guaifenesin) otc will help the congestion and mucus as well. hope this helps
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Rhinitis: Get decongestant and mucus thinner-see doctor if no relief.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Hairs?: If you really have hairs in your sputum, you should see your doctor to find out why that is happening. Do you have pets who shed a lot?
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khalid Khan
53 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The symptoms would not go away without treatment.
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