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Chronic Cough Phlegm
Chronic cough with mucus and phlegm sometimes short of breath do have cysts on thyroid what could this be?
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
Can Chronic cough for more than two months due to environmental allergens cause black and rusty phlegm for four days and then becomes white ?
I have had a chronic cough with hard time breathing and clear phlem and wheezing when laying down and then crackiling in throat as well. What is it?
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi..I've been very bad acid reflux..constant chronic coughing and throwing up phlegm..tums does not seem to be helping..is Prevacid advisable? And have i made a mistake in taking tums as that seems to be category C? I am in my 10th week of pregnancy. Than
DietEevateHeadOfBed&: You can do following Do not drink or smoke Raise the head of you bed by 6 to8 inches Prevacid or Prilosec is safet take but ask your OB Doctor if it is ok Besides that avoid cirus fruits,mint,tomatoes,big fatty meals and eat at night at least 3 hours before going to bed, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bronchial irritation: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma with sinus, gi, treatment avoid aspirin/dust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broncial inflammatio: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma is helpful for bronchial irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities...: Chronic cough is usually due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of etiologies. If the cough is multi factorial, all etiologies must be treated for the cough to resolve. Sometimes testing is needed for all etiologies to be diagnosed and thus proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities...: Major possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis or some combination of these. To determine the precise etiology and thus the treatment needed, see your doctor for evaluation. You may need some testing to figure out what is causing your cough and to get you on effective treatment. Meantime, quit smoking if you are currently smoking! good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic cough: Chronic cough needs investigation. Most common reasons include allergies with post nasal drip, acid problems, tobacco use, heart problems-heart failure, and medications. The answer to your question is simple: treat the problem causing the chronic cough. For example, many people who suffer from chronic acid refulx might present with only cough. Treat the reflux and cough would resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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