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Choking On Phlegm
Follow up/more info: You should see your physician if you have sputum with blood. If it is more than a scant amount, the Emergency room can evaluate. I would suggest a TB test and a close exam of your nose. Sometimes nasal bleeding can result in blood tinged phlegm. A virtual consult appt is available. ...Read more
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'm coughing up brown and green thick phlegm in the morn. It's hard to get it out, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, stuffed nose, shortness breath?
Follow up w/your doc: We used to determine need for antibiotics based upon phlegm color, but no more, as it really makes no difference. I assume your black phlegm hasn't changed in color since starting antibiotics. Sometimes, it just takes a while to get better. If you have a viral infection, antibiotics won't help (but best to finish whatever you've started). Bottom line, follow up w/doc who prescribed antibiotics. ...Read more
8 days span sore throat, difficult swallowing, some shortness of breath, hoarseness, phlegm upon wakening. Bumps on throat. Symptom of HIV?
Asthma? Flu?: Being 32, and if you don't smoke, common cause of shortness of breath with cough is asthma, especially if symptoms on going for long periods. Some infection such as flu can cause symptoms of sob mimicking asthma. Other disease such as cystic fibrosis can cause same symptoms. Since this is concerning you, i recommend getting evaluated and treated by doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Scratchy throat in morning some coughing. Coughed up caramel colored mucus this morning. I Smoke sometimes. ?
See doctor.....: Coughing will sometimes result in vocal cord inflammation which will make your voice hoarse. Discolored sputum is a sign of airway inflammation usually due to bronchitis, either acute or chronic. See your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated. If you are smoking, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shortness of breath, cough 4 weeks, nasal drip, side back long pain just started , cough yellowish mucus, lean on stuff to catch breath?
Fever 101-102 off and on. coughing. swollen throat. white tongue. vomiting. diarreah. headache. hard to breath or swallow. Since thanksgiving 2015?
Coughing , choking, nasal drip make it worst, all that causing headache neck stiffness, no wheezing, yellow sputum I have been coughing my lungs out, shortness of breath, can't breath from nose, struggle through night for sleep, wake up coughing all the t
Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more
See a doctor: You should see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Inhaled a tiny bit of pastina into lungs tiny star pasta spoonful was too hot gasped didn't choke coughing feeling of phlegm in lung mild asthma symp?
25yrs old, Productive cough, hoarse voice, raspy breathing, brown and blue inhalers making cough worse, sides hurt from coughing, should I see my gp?
Just got barium swallow it shows no acid reflux all normal. Can allergies cause throat clearing and gagging cough? On occasion lump throat feeling muc
Yellow mucus coming out of nose, severe cough, have rattle sound/feeling in chest, breathing difficulty, chest pain/burning, hot/cold flashes?
Back of mouth feels gluely dry/ hard time breathing and swallowing spit not food/lump in throat/wks and getting worse/wheezing in burping sticky phleg
See doctor!: It sounds like you may be get dealing with severe allergy symptoms. This is potentially life-threatening if untreated, and you need to see someone asap to get this thing turned around, if that's what it is. If you have to go to an emergency room, do so. But if you have a doctor please call him or her right away. ...Read more
I am experiencing sore throat, cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, whooping noise Also greyish back of thrown with yellowy spots
HealthTap (HT) Prime: You're asking a very complex question (basically, I assume you want to know a diagnosis in order to alleviate symptoms). In this forum, we're restricted to 400 characters so no matter who responds, you'll probably not get an answer. Docs need to ask questions & get feedback. HT Prime will help do that. Or you can talk to your doctor about your upper resp symptoms, hopefully he/she'll ans.Good luck ...Read more
Shortness of breath, heavy chest, can feel heartbeats in throat Cold symptoms to, coughing up small bits of clear fleam Headaches ?
Cough: Possibly a viral syndromeGet a more detailed answer ›