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I'm coughing up a lot of mucous and my glands are swollen. What can I do?

I'm coughing up a lot of mucous and my glands are swollen. What can I do?

Throat or sinus: Thissinus this could be a throat or sinus infection. If symptoms last more than 3-5 days or get worse, you should be seen by a doctor and likely be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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When I run my chest gets cold, I feel like my glands are going to explode, and I feel like I'm full of mucus. Do I have asthma or I just put of shape.

When I run my chest gets cold, I feel like my glands are going to explode, and I feel like I'm full of mucus. Do I have asthma or I just put of shape.

EIA: Exercise induced asthma is a condition where the airways tighten in response to exercise, producing shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain, chest congestion or cough. Your doctor can evaluate you for this and preventative medications are available. Your physical fitness level could also be contributing to this. Good luck ...Read more

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Hi I was given a nose spray for allergy a month ago now I have irritating cough with mucus production and tender gland under chin on right side?

Hi I was given a nose spray for allergy a month ago now I have irritating cough with mucus production and tender gland under chin on right side?

Unrelated: It is unlikely that the nose spray is causing your cough or tender glands. I suspect that you may be suffering from a right sided (maxillary?) sinusitis and thus the cough. However you should get examined by your doctor to make sure that you don't have asthma as well since allergic rhinitis not infrequently progress to allergic asthma. ...Read more

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Coughing up yellow/white mucus, sore throat and glands around neck. Been 15 days & not better. What could cause throat to be sore for this long?

Coughing up yellow/white mucus, sore throat and glands around neck. Been 15 days & not better. What could cause throat to be sore for this long?

Need throat culture: Although the symptoms may still be due to a viral infection, it is time for you to obtain a throat culture to specifically determine if you have a bacterial infection of the throat and obtain specific antibiotic treatment. ...Read more