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Chronic Cough With White Phlegm
Can Chronic cough for more than two months due to environmental allergens cause black and rusty phlegm for four days and then becomes white ?
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
Chronic cough with mucus and phlegm sometimes short of breath do have cysts on thyroid what could this be?
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
Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white ?
Dry mouth: Consider sucking on sugarless lemon drop to stimulate saliva. Make sure that you brush regularly since lack of saliva may lead to dental decay and gum disease. There are also rx drugs to stimulate saliva production if the above measures failed. If you have dry eyes also, then you may have what is called sicca syndrome. ...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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