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Asthma Phlegm Cough
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
Hi 31 f with asthma. Had cold, now sob need to cough, can't always clear it. Lungs feel half full. Phlegm clear frothy pef is at 60%. What should I do ?
I have a bad cough with phlegm because I have bad asthma. I already used my inhailer. What can I do or take to help with cough. Im also breastfeeding.?
See your MD: If you have persistent symptoms despite using your rescue inhaler, you probably need to be on a controller medication or have your controller medication dose increased. Your doctor can help make that decision. If your asthma is well controlled, you should not need your rescue inhaler more than 2 times per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wheezing in my lungs,when try to cough only white saltytasting substance comes out.could it be excessive phlegm in my lungs asthma?
For years, i've had a hacking cough that brings up gluelike chunks of yellow phlegm. Doctors always say it's the asthma, but even with meds...
Sometimes I can hear and feel a little phlegm rattling around after I eat a large meal, or spicy foods. It's not enough to cough up, is this asthma?
Semi prod. cough with wheezing. Clear phlegm. No nasal cong. No fever. Ongoing for a week. No hist. of asthma. What could it be? Should I be worried?
Bronchospasm...: It sounds like you have bronchospasm. There are many possible causes, asthma being only 1 of them. By definition, asthma is recurrent so if this is the first time wheezing, asthma cannot be diagnosed yet. See your doctor to find out why you have bronchospasm and to treat it. See a lung doctor if your symptoms continue or if no etiology is identified. Good luck! ...Read more
I had history of asthma.doormant for 20yrs now.but everytime i laugh,phlegm rose to my throat making me cough.is there no solution?i love laughing :(
For 4.5 weeks have had: asthma attacks no reason, headache, naseau, chest and back pain, pale face lips nails, congestion, phlegm, cough sore throat?
Infection: You should visit your doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like you might have an infection and if it has been going on for so long you might need antibiotics. ...Read more
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more