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A 20-year-old female asked:

What can be causing a subtle bubbly feeling in my chest and ribs? i also have mucus in my throat and a cough. i havent had a fever. i have allergies and asthma as well. i also have been diagnosed with anxiety which is making me more tense?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Bubbly feeling: I feel that mucus in the trachea or bronchial tubes can cause that sensation. Your asthma may be acting up. Drink plenty of water,use your inhalers including one with corticosteroid,if you have one. If sputum becomes copious and discolored, oral antibiotics are advisable. Stress management therapy would help you. Discuss these issues with your physician who may want to examine you.
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