Top
40
Doctor insights on: Pleghm In Esapagus During Excersize

Share
1

1
How to control phlegm whilst running?

How to control phlegm whilst running?

It's natural: When running your breathing rate increases, which can be very drying to the airways. Increased phlegm production is a completely natural way to counteract this drying, even though in the winter outside it can be really annoying. My advice (as gross as it is) is to get good at spitting and snot rockets. Or wash your gloves often - that's what I do! Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
925 Doctors shared insights

Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


2

2
Can you cough up phlegm with black bits in whilst taking certain vitamin tablets?

Can you cough up phlegm with black bits in whilst taking certain vitamin tablets?

Phlegm: Yes, you can cough up phlegm with black bits while taking vitamin tablets. Your specks you see in it are not parts of those tablets, as they are dissolved in your stomach. See a physician to see what is causing your cough. Good luck. ...Read more

3

3
I had a cold for 8 days now it was worse during 1st to 4 days and I'm coughing with phlegm a green one up until now should I go to a doctor?

I had a cold for 8 days now it was worse during 1st to 4 days and I'm coughing with phlegm a green one up until now should I go to a doctor?

Upper resp infxn: Viral upper respiratory infections, known as common cold, can take a while to resolve. Turns out phlegm color doesn't matter & viruses don't respond to antibiotics. It's been said that you'll get better after 7d w/antibiotics vs 1wk w/o antibiotics. Average duration of cough is 18d or almost 3wks so we recommend seeing your doc if short of breath or feeling worse in any way. ...Read more

5

5
Do u believe the color of phlegm in the morning is BEST way to tell if you sick or not? Cough on/off during day. White to brown. I smoke. Stuffy nose

Do u believe the color of phlegm in the morning is BEST way to tell if you sick or not? Cough on/off during day. White to brown. I smoke. Stuffy nose

Not generally: Color of phlegm can change to green or yellow in the absence of bacterial infection, and brown is generally just associated with the continued smoking. It sounds like you have chronic bronchitis, and continued smoking is going to cause more harm, including emphysema/COPD. You need to stop. Please talk to your doctor about ways to help you quit smoking and improve your cough and your health. ...Read more

7

7
I am suffering from cough and cold with yellow phlegm and mild fever, during summer. What is the reason behind this?

I am suffering from cough and cold with yellow phlegm and mild fever, during summer. What is the reason behind this?

Lots of causes: Your symptoms could be from an infection, allergies or sinusitis. Check with your doctor as there are several possibilities. ...Read more

8

8
Right lymph node under jaw easier felt than the left one. Also have small amount of phlegm at the back of my nose esp during am. Normal?

Right lymph node under jaw easier felt than the left one. Also have small amount of phlegm at the back of my nose esp during am. Normal?

Yes.: Lymph node swelling is likely from allergies and post nasal drip. Also, some lymph node chains may be more superficial on one side another. But have your doctor check them out to make sure the size, consistency, firmness, and skin adherence feel normal. ...Read more

11

11
Light brown specks in phlegm, in the morning. Clears up during the day. No cough, no chest pain, no fever. Frequently congested noise. Diagnosed with lpr?

Light brown specks in phlegm, in the morning. Clears up during the day. No cough, no chest pain, no fever. Frequently congested noise. Diagnosed with lpr?

LPR: Your specks may be coming from your nose and represent dried up blood. Use saline nose drop especially before bed time and use a vaporizer to keep your nasal passages clear. ...Read more

12

12
During the night, my nose always bungs up and during the day my throat feels like it's full of phlegm, help?

During the night, my nose always bungs up and during the day my throat feels like it's full of phlegm, help?

Dependent edema: Some of the nose stuffing up at night may be due to blood backing up when you lay down. This can be exacerbated by allergies (especially to dust mites in the bed or other allergens in the bedroom) or your anatomy (deviated septum, enlarged turbinates). The phlegm in the throat may also be related to post nasal drip from allergies or from reflux of acid into the throat. ...Read more

13

13
There is phlegm stuck in my throat. It formed in my throat at the end of 2009 during a cold. How do I get rid of it. I have been to the doc but no help?

There is phlegm stuck in my throat. It formed in my throat at the end of 2009 during a cold. How do I get rid of it. I have been to the doc but no help?

Globus: Globus (lump sensation) which persists should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist with a small in office flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy (small scope). There are multiple causes including: allergies, reflux, cysts, tumors, neurologic causes, external (thyroid) compression. The treatment will be contingent on the diagnosis. ...Read more

14

14
What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

Increased mucus: The viral infection of the throat lining (mucosa) causes inflammation and increased mucus production. The increase is sensed in the back of the throat and stimulates the reflexive urge to clear your throat, cough or swallow. ...Read more

15

15
Flu. High fever that has gone down now. Some night sweats. Mild cough. No chest pain. Blood in phlegm at morning that clears up during the day.?

Flu. High fever that has gone down now. Some night sweats. Mild cough. No chest pain. Blood in phlegm at morning that clears up during the day.?

Give it time: What you described fits in with upper respiratory viral infection and it is healing. Give it time.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

16

16
After punctured sinus during rt canal, does puncture wound ever heal? 3 mnths since. Still cough up green phlegm & sore cheek. How to rid infection?

After punctured sinus during rt canal, does puncture wound ever heal? 3 mnths since. Still cough up green phlegm & sore cheek. How to rid infection?

May need antibiotics: You may have an oral-antral fistula (communication between the oral cavity and the maxillary sinus). You refer to a 3 month period with associated signs of infection. This may indicate a need for antibiotic therapy such as oral administration of penicillin-like antibiotics. The quiescence of infection may help the communication to heal and close. If it still persists you may need surgical closure. ...Read more

18

18
Sweating after doing small tasks, veins swell in hands and feet during activitiedaily living. Have phlegm cough feel unwell abt month. Now tooth broke?

Sweating after doing small tasks, veins swell in hands and feet during activitiedaily living. Have phlegm cough feel unwell abt month. Now tooth broke?

Exam needed: Abnormal sweating with rather mild activities can be seen with hyperthyroidism or other hormonal imbalances. Swelling of hands and feet raises the question of fluid retention which is often caused by certain hormonal actions. The cough, productive of phlegm, may or may not require a course of antibiotics. See your physician for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests can be ordered. ...Read more

19

19
When I wake up my nose cogested and slightly blocked phlegm in throat and dry mouth also during day dry mouth although idont breath from mouth why?

When I wake up my nose cogested and slightly blocked phlegm in throat and dry mouth also during day dry mouth although idont breath from mouth why?

Dry mouth: Your symptoms are very non specific. Dry mouth as you indicate could be anything from snoring to sleep apnea to early signs of diabetes. I would suggest a thorough exam from your primary care physician to eliminate has many Causes as possible ...Read more

20

20
I have sore throat no fever been coughing for about 2 weeks/cough gets worse at night. During the day icough up yellow phlegm at night its clear no ins?

I have sore throat no fever been coughing for about 2 weeks/cough gets worse at night. During the day icough up yellow phlegm at night its clear no ins?

Possibilities...: Possible causes of your symptoms include post-nasal drip leading to sore throat and bronchospasm leading to cough. This may be due to a viral infection, including viral bronchitis. Since this is likely a viral infection, antibiotics would be ineffective. If there is no improvement over the next week, or if symptoms worsen, see your doctor. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...Read more

21

21
Bringing up pleghm on daily basis. Could probably fill a 2litre bottle. Mostly white and thick, but on occasion green?

Bringing up pleghm on daily basis. Could probably fill a 2litre bottle. Mostly white and thick, but on occasion green?

Infection: Could it but just asthma or bronchitis but it sounds like significant lung infection. Perhaps there could even be underlying structural damages to the lung/bronchi. Please check with your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

22

22
Wake up with brown phlegm?

Phlegm: The color doesn't always mean its a bacterial infection. Can still be a viral infection and when mucous sits in any orifice in the body for a prolonged period of time, it can change color. ...Read more

23

23
What helps to remove phlegm?

What helps to remove phlegm?

Yes: Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) along with avoiding dairy and perhaps going gluten free. Try this for 3 weeks and see how you do. ...Read more

24

24
What does black phlegm mean?

Question: Are you a smoker?
Do you work or live in a dusty or dirty environment.
Might this be old blood.
Take an early morning sample in a clean cup to your doc. ...Read more

25

25
What does green phlegm means?

What does green phlegm means?

Green phlegm: Phlegm can vary in color and character. Yellow, green, rust colored, or a combination of colors can be indicative of a bacterial infection, but not always. ...Read more

26

26
What causes excessive phlegm?

Phlegm: Phlegm is the response to an irritant, allergen or inflammatory response which affects the mucus membranes of the nose, throat, lungs and sinuses resulting in the over production of mucus. ...Read more

27

27
Why does my phlegm taste salty?

Salty phlegm: Hello, your salty tasting phlegm is normal. ...Read more

28

28
Food to avoid when having phlegm?

Eat what you wish: Reading the internet, you'd get the idea that diet choices have a tremendous power to affect our day-to-day illnesses and recovery. They don't. Drink plenty of water, maintain your usual sensible diet, and if your chest infection seems to hang on for more than two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

29

29
What causes black stuff in phlegm?

What causes black stuff in phlegm?

Smoke, old blood: Most common cause of black phlegm would be from smoke such as from cigarette/marijuana smoking. Coal miners used to have black phlegm but now they wear protective gear. Another cause would be old dried up blood from a bad sinus infection or bronchitis infection. Heavily polluted air such as from a recent fire is another possibility. ...Read more

30

30
What does white foamy phlegm mean?

What does white foamy phlegm mean?

White phlegm: Do you have heartburn or any other symptoms? I usually associate foamy phlegm with reflux as opposed to nasal mucous secretions which are thicker and more viscous. If it is white you don't have to worry about an infection. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

31

31
How can I reduce phlegm in my baby?

How can I reduce phlegm in my baby?

Suction suction: Suction! Use a qualified baby suction to clear secretions in the nose and the mouth (don't go back into the throat). You may thin the secretions using a humidifier or small saline nasal drops. ...Read more

32

32
Is eating phlegm good or bad for you?

Is eating phlegm good or bad for you?

Neither: Phlegm or mucous is a natural body secretion and swallowing it is natural and not harmful. Blowing your nose and expectorating are also ways to get rid of excess mucous. ...Read more

34

34
Home remedies for Coughing with phlegm.

Home remedies for Coughing with phlegm.

Cough: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. Hydrate well. Humidifier can help. ...Read more

35

35
What does it mean to have a lot of phlegm?

Some infection: If one has a respiratory infection in the nose, sinuses, throat, or the lungs, the damaged cells lining the inside of those areas will ooze some mucus, which is clear but can have some color. If lots of white blood cells, plus dead/dying germs and respiratory lining cells, get mixed in with mucus, one has phlegm. If one drinks adequate water, both phlegm & mucus should get more and looser. ...Read more

36

36
Clear salty phlegm anything to worry about?

Clear salty phlegm anything to worry about?

No: Nothing about the symptoms you describe are specific for anything concerning. All the best. ...Read more

37

37
Is daily clear phlegm significant of anything?

Is daily clear phlegm significant of anything?

Possible: Clear phlegm is often indicative of simple allergies that can cause mucus production. You should be fine. If it persists, see a dr. And there may be some medications that can help the mucus production. Best wishes. ...Read more

38

38
What to do if I have pinkish phlegm what is it?

What to do if I have pinkish phlegm what is it?

Pink Phlegm: That pink color suggests the presence of blood, so you should really be evaluated by your doctor to make sure we get this figured out for you. ...Read more

39

39
Is it normal to have phlegm almost every morning?

Is it normal to have phlegm almost every morning?

Allergies: You may have allergies. The mucous can build up overnight. ...Read more

40

40
Why do I have really lumpy green phlegm comin up?

Why do I have really lumpy green phlegm comin up?

Infection: Green discolored phlegm usually denotes a bacterial infection. Increase fluids, take guaifenesin and see your physician who will most likely recommend and antibiotic depending on the duration of symptoms. ...Read more