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Can't Stop Coughing Up Phlegm
I'm going on a date later and i want to temporarily relieve the coughing up phlegm and the dry cough that comes from the common cold. Suggestions?
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
I have had a cough for the past two weeks. I have been coughing up phlegm that is slightly yellow, but it has a mild smell to it. Is this normal?
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, ,cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
Generally normal: It may take a few weeks for the cilia (lung hair cells) and edema (swelling) to subside. Over the counter cough suppressants may help. Increase water intake. If cough persists more than a few weeks or mucus becomes discolored it's time to see your physician. ...Read moreSpeak to a doctor now ›
I have had a cold for 2 weeks & abdominal pain when i cough, backaches and headaches and coughing up phlegm. Any remedy. Should I not have sex either?
I've been coughing up phlegm all night and finally coughed up vomit and black phlegm twice? I still can't stop coughing I have been a smoker for 5 year
Possibilities...,: You may have acute bronchitis from either a viral or bacterial infection. You may also have bronchospasm contributing to this cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. You really need to quit smoking asap to decrease your airway inflammation. If this cough has been present for more than 3 weeks, chronic bronchitis needs to be ruled out as well. Treatment for all these is available. ...Read moreSpeak to a doctor now ›
Doctors have told me I have asthma but aren't certain I use inhalers and i still keep on coughing up phlegm how can I get rid my phlegm?
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