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Can Mucus Stay In Chest Year Round
Only if dried out: Normally mucous moves out of your chest and is replaced by more mucous. One can produce increasing amounts which becomes increasingly more difficult to clear. However this does not usually remain stationary in the lungs. Occasionally mucous plugging can occur. In that case the mucus becomes thickened and changes into a plug which may have to be removed with a bronchoscope. ...Read more
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
I have been coughing, chest congestion,and spitting up mucus for 2 weeks no other symptoms can allergies be the cause ,I have thm evry year but difrnt?
See doctor: If you have had similar symptoms at about the same months every year, then allergy is a likely trigger for your symptoms. Talk to your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more
My 2 year old has a lot of mucus in chest & throat after a virus can't sleep waking chocking and coughing with difficult breathing how can I help him.
I have chest congestion on a regular or it might be better to say mucus in my chest at least 6 years but I do no have a cold.What might be the cause?
I've had pretty bad chest congestion for a few years now, sometimes clearing my airways of mucus every 2 minutes. Gets worse in cold, exercise, indoor?
May be asthma and...: It is difficult to tell what you have, but i would suspect asthma is likely cause of your trouble. Cystic fibrosis may have similar symptoms, but should have been having symptoms since childhood. COPD is not likely in a 24 yrs old and alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency may also do so, but often in 30s-40s and smoking increase/causes earlier symptoms. U should consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Sudden onset deep chest cough with mucous, but no fever, assuming viral bronchitis? 43 year old otherwise healthy. Should I wait to see a doctor?
Bronchitis with green phlegm from chest & green snot for 2 weeks. Dark brown mucus in the mornings. How long is it normal for the mucus to stay dark?
Violent coughing when I lie down every night . Lots and lots of clear mucus. I can feel it way deep in my chest and it's been going on for 4 months +?
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