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Chronic Cough With Clear Phlegm
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
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 ?
See doctor: Since there are many causes for a chronic cough (lasting more than 3 monrh? ) one needs to establish the cause before treating it. Antibiotic does not help a viral infection and its overuse has created MRSA. If you have a persistent fever, you may need to get a bronchoscopy. Since most chronic coughs are caused by more than a single factor, I suggest that you consult an allergist or pulmonologi ...Read more
Is it possible to have Bronchitis with no phlegm or chronic cough? I just feel like my airways are swollen and it's hard to breath. Going on 1 week.
Chronic cough with mucus and phlegm sometimes short of breath do have cysts on thyroid what could this be?
I had the flu about 4 weeks ago, i have an ongoing chronic cough, some flem, shortness of breath, dizziness, sharp pain in both lungs when I lay down,?
I have developed a chronic cough with no other cold or flu type symptoms. Coughing up clear mucus it's been going on for 2 weeks now. Yes I am smoker.?
I have had a chronic cough, xray clear now causing inconinece and piles. Told by dr some things you have to live with. Am a teacher.
Seek 2nd opinion: Chronic cough can be managed by an experienced doctor as there are cough suppressant medicines available. Sometimes it is a manifestation of Allergic airway disease which will respond well to treatment or occasionally it is due to acid reflux. My advice to you: seek second opinion preferably from a Pulmonologist(Chest specialist) who will offer you alternatives not tried yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a chronic cough be one of the biggest symptoms in someone with lupus? Even with a clear chest x-ray?
Not generally: Pulmonary involvement in sle is generally manifested as pleural effusions(fluid around the lung) and pneumonitis. These would generally result in an abnormal chest x-ray. Chronic cough in sle can be associated with esophageal reflux which is not uncommon and generally associated with raynauds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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