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Chest Phlegm No 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
Short of breath: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more
Stuffy nose, mucus producing cough, NO sore throat, my chest feels tight, but I can breathe just fine no shortness of breath: flu, cold, pneumonia?
Woke up today w bad cough, no sputum (non-productive) that causes chest pain. Minor trouble breathing, runny nose, temp 99.2 f. cold or bronchitis?
Both: A cold is an upper respiratory infection. Acute bronchitis is also an upper respiratory infection. I would say you have both: acute bronchitis caused by a cold. The risk is that you may have a LOWER respiratory infection (i.e. pneumonia) - the fever is the worrisome sign. You need to be seen by your doctor ASAP. Sometimes antibiotics really are needed! ...Read more
Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache.
Possible Bronchitis: It is difficult to say without examination.But it is more likely you are having Bronchitis as you are wheezing And it seems like a viral infection causing your Bronchitis. I advice you drink plenty fluids and consult your Doctor,get checked and treated appropriately.Do not smoke or be around some one who smokes It can also turn into Pneumonia sometimes ...Read more
Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more
Tightness/congestion in my chest constantly. Slight stuffy nose/headache/teeth ache. No cough, no runny nose. Chest infection or anxiety?
Chesty Cough, Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath, Vomiting, gone off food, small temps, Wheezing, (I'm asthmatic) Tightness in chest... Please help?
Stuffy runny nose no fever sneezing with somewhat productive cough that burns chest when coughing mucus is green yellow and white?
Possibly nasal: You should obviously have that checked out. Any bleeding in the nasal cavity will also give you blood in the sputum. If you have had a bloody nose or even have irritation in the nasal cavity that could be the cause. Get it checked out in the coming week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Productive choking cough worse after 10days, chest/ears clear throat sore.No fever but sinus headache. Yellow-bloody phelgm. Secondary virus?
Chest congestion and fatigue. Head and chest hurt when i cough. Productive cough, don't know mucous color. No fever of mention or sore throat.
Acute bronchitis: If symptoms are acute, most certainly viral. Stay hydrated. Things should improve. If things get worse (high fevers, chest pain, difficulty breathing) see doc soon. If other underlying illness, err on the safe side and call your doc to let him know. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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