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Can't Breathe Because Of Mucus
I have a constant mucus producing cough and get out of breath easily & I feel like I can't fill my lungs with enough air to breathe. What could it be?
Bronchitis: These symptoms are consistent with chronic bronchitis with features of possible emphysema or asthma even in the absence of wheezing. Of course you must avoid smoking and other causes of pollution. I recommend that you see a pulmonologist for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate testing will be done. ...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 can't breathe through my nose but i feel enough air go in but could it be because of my anxiety attack because i'm still shaking.
Can mucus come up from lungs without noticing it and without actually coughing it up? I have trouble telling whether mucus is from nose or lung.
You're not alone.: It's often difficult to tell whether the mucus comes from post-nasal drip or from infection or irritation of the air passages or lungs. If this has lasted a while or if you have other symptoms like fever, shortness of breath, tightness in your chest or headache, you should see a doctor. Often the source can be determined by history & physical examination. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
My nasal passages are so constricted most of the time that I can't breath through my nose. I'm not stuffed up with mucus, my nose is dry.
Why does excessive mucus run down the back of my throat and choke me? I do a lot of coughing trying to get it the mucus up.
Sinus issues: You may have an alllergic or non allergic rhinitis or an infection of your sinuses. You can try otc allergy meds and nasal saline. If they do not work see a doctor (ent or allergist), who can evaluate you and prescribe appropriate medication. ...Read more
Inspire vs expire: Coughing and shortness of breath are common symptoms for asthma. Difficulty breathing on expiration is typical of asthma, while difficulty breathing on inspiration can be suggestive of vocal cord dysfunction. This is when the vocal cords close instead of open when taking a breath. It can occur with asthma or not with asthma. A pulmonologist, allergist or ENT can assist with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Out of curiosity, why do we produce more noticeable amounts of mucus when swimming? (nose mucus i mean!)
Wet them: There are available preparations of nasal saline solution that can be used regularly to moisten nasal passages. There are also some gel saline products that have a longer lasting effect. You can use either product several times a day to get relief. Avoiding dry environments like space heaters in sleeping areas can also help. ...Read more
I GET CHRONIC BRONCITIS, AND THE ONLY WAY TO GET MUCUS OUT OF LUNGS IS TO BREATHE OUT VERY HARD AND RATTLE THE MUCUS, AND THEN COUGH HARD.
Bronchitis: There are also medications available that help to thin the mucus and make it easier to expel. You might also want to have a pulmonary function test to see how your breathing is doing. Your doctor can prescribe inhaled medications to improve your function and symptoms. Of course, avoid smoke and other irritants. ...Read more
Cough from bronchitis. Phlegm trying to break up but cough is straining and makes me dizzy/short of breath/too much phlegm. Can this hurt me? How?
Usely not: This is typical but there are inhalers that help to loosen and expectorate it easier. You want to see your lung doc. ...Read more
Smoker. Causing mucus in lungs. Making it difficult to breath. Will have coughing episodes. What can this be? On chantix.
She is developing a lot of mucus in her mouth and this makes swallowing difficult. What can we do to reduce the excess mucus?
Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Maybe this is larygneal reflux/GERD. Best to see a GI doctor for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more
Going the end of respiratory infection. Lately i feel in the morning/day that not getting enough air. I can take a deep breath but airways feel weird?
I can't breathe good. I can breathe through my nose and mouth but I feel like I'm not getting enough oxygen.i used my inhaler but it didn't help. ?
Can a patient have real shortness of breath if they are still able to breathe using only their nose? I cannot tell the cause of my chest discomfort.
Yes.....: You can be short of breath while breathing through your nose. The combination of chest discomfort and shortness of breath can be due to many things, including serious conditions that can be life-threatening, like heart disease, blood clots, bronchospasm, etc. In order to be certain there is nothing serious going on, you need to see a doctor ASAP! Go to the ER, especially if feeling worse ...Read more
I get shortness of breath, as if can't breath in enough air, so its easier to breath through mouth. Some times chest tightness & cough what could it be?
Get checked out ASAP: One of the most common errors patients and doctors make is assuming that because someone is under forty, they cannot have a serious cardiac or pulmonary condition. That is simply not true. You could be having an anginal equivalent - in other words your shortness of breath could mean your heartis notable to habndle thestrain being put on it. It sould also be pulmonary in origin. See your docto. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How to clear lungs and open airways. No asthma but wheeze and dry cough. Feel clogged. What can I take? Anything natural? Can lungs close off?
How do you know?: You will need a lung function test to ascertain whether your have asthma. If you smoke, you may be suffering from chronic bronchitis and the treatment is stopping smoking- the most natural way. If you continue on smoking even just 1 pack a day, you are risking conditions such as chronic irreversible lung obstruction, bronchitis, and even cancers involving different body parts. ...Read more
Can a person have post nasal drip when nostrils are totally clear? I can breath through my nose but my throat hurts and it feels like some mucus maybe
Asthma?: You may have asthma or hyperactive airway disease. Initially with asthma attacks pts get the urge to cough and get short of breathe. I would see either pulmonologist or asthma specialist because this is not something that you want to remain untreated. Most likely you will get an inhaler that dilated you airway relieving these symptoms. Definitely get this checked ...Read more
Post nasal drip: Hello. The nasal mucus could be excessive especially during allergy season. I would recommend first a nasal saline wash . Sometimes just removing the pollen from the lining inside your nose is effective. Another option would be an OTC antihistamine like Zyrtec, Allegra or Claritin. Each is available an generic too. Good luck. ...Read more
Coughing for years with several test and procedures. Sometimes controlling with holding my breath. Clear thick mucus and i haven't got an answer.
Cough: Some common causes of chronic cough include asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus problems (for example sinus infection), and esophageal reflux of stomach contents. Other causes include cigarette smoke, certain medications such as ace inhibitors, and less commonly benign or malignant tumors. In rare cases, chronic cough may be the result of inhaling foreign objects into the lungs (usually in children). It is important to see a doctor for a full history and physical examination and appropriate imaging. ...Read more
See a Dr!: Depending on the level of difficulty, you may need to go to the ER, or at least give your Dr a call! Sometimes people can have a heart attack, and their only complaint is difficulty breathing, so don't ignore this! If it is just mild difficulty and has been developing gradually it is probably not an emergency. Things like emphysema, adult onset asthma can also cause difficulty breathing. ...Read more
I have been coughing up green mucus for five years now, I can't do regular normal functions without coughing until I can't breath, what wrong with me?
Chronic bronchitis..: The symptoms you describe are likely due to chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It is usually due to smoking which causes this chronic inflammation. If you still smoke, you need to quit to decrease the airway inflammation. See your doctor as there are treatments to control symptoms. There is no cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a bad cough for over a week now. It brings up mucus which stops me from being able to breath momentarily. I don’t have other symptoms. Why?
Need to be examined: Kindly see your doctor for assessment, it can an upper or, less likely, lower respiratory tract infection that would need prescription medications, good luck ...Read more
I have a cough all year round and mucus when I get a cold u cough so much I have difficulty catching my breath?
I cough almost every time I breathe out and I wake up at night with coughing fits and sometimes mucus comes with it. What is wrong?
Left smoke 2 months ago and since than I have problem to take deep breathe and mucus in my throt that i can't sput out, chest iritated?
Stopped smoking: It is very common, after one quits a pattern of heavy smoking, to have cough and congestion get worse for a while (a month or two). The smoking caused a lot of damage to the airways, and your body, now that there is no more new damage occurring, can really heal itself, but in the process it gets rid of a lot of bad tissue in the form of mucous. ...Read more
Find it a hard time to take a deep breath and when I do take one i let a out a cough and sometime a little bit of mucus comes out. What could it be?
Respiratory issues: Difficulty breathing on exhalation with mucus production is commonly seen in asthma. Difficulty breathing on inspiration with a cough is commonly seen with vocal cord dysfunction. Some people have both. A physician can perform spirometry (lung function test) to assess and provide recommendations for a treatment plan. ...Read more
My mom had previously been coughing which brings mucus for 15 days.later she was alright no it started again she is also complaining shortnes breath?
I have have a bubbling sensation in my chest when I breath. Mucus Turing green
What can I take to help me?
the green color may be due to a PNEUMOCOCCAL infection of your SINUSES ...get it checked out by your GP..Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
I've had mucus for 2 months now and recently i started having bad coughs esp. At night. I cough every 15 seconds and when i breath i cough.?
See a doctor: With the symptoms you describe the potential that something serious may be in progress is high, and seeing your local family doctor would be a good idea. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Every time I take a deep breath I cough. It's a dry cough but every now and again a tiny amount of mucus comes up. It's been two weeks now. Why?
Since going on 2: weeks should have it checked,Get a more detailed answer ›
Ive had symptoms of bronchItIs for 2 wk. Now I have bubbly green mucus comIng up. I feel lIke I cant get a full breath. Could this just be broncItIs?
Hello, i find it a hard time to take a deep breathe and when I do take a deep breath i let a out a cough and sometime a little bit of mucus comes out ?
Short of breath: Do you have asthma? How long have you been feeling short of breath? This could be a few different things, you could have allergies, sinus infection, asthma to name a few. Try some over the counter allergy medcation and if that doesnt alleviate your symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a rotten smell coming from my nose,mucus running through my throat,told my doc he just says use Texa,I don’t suffer from sinus,it’s bad,help please,I work with customers and have to hold my breath at times and turn away to breathe,embarrassing?
Just a thought:
but you may have chronic infection of the "hidden" tonsils called the LINGUAL tonsils located on either side of the BACK OF YOUR TONGUE.... NOT to be confused by the most obvious tonsils on the sides of your pharynx which are easily visualized the LINGUAL tonsils require a small scope (or dentist's mirror) to visualize!
MENTION THIS to your doctor.....
Just a thought
Hope it's helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
My child can't breathe through nose - yet his nose is not looking yucky nor dripping mucus. What to do?
Depends on age: A stuffy nose has 2 main causes: swelling, or foreign body blockage. The latter is usually only 1 side and in younger kids and should be checked out asap. Swelling can be from allergies, viruses, bacteria, and excessive suctioning and dryness. The best treatment for all of these is a good salt water (saline) nose rinse, such as a neti pot. If >6yrs old, can try decongestant spray for 2-3days. ...Read more
What can cause chronic sinus without mucus? my left side is blocked, can't breath thru there for years, no mucus, soon ENT!
Structural: Nasal congestion may be physiologic such as infection, inflammation, allergy or structural such as deviated nasal septum. Given the unilateral symptoms, structural seems most likely. Your otolaryngologist will examine for this problem in addition to turbinate hypertrophy, polyps or nasal mass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of dried snot (nasal mucus) in my nose everyday. Breath In dried snot may cause some sick? I don't like pick my nose.
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