Doctor insights on:
Chronic Cough With White Phlegm
Possibly...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a possible cause for these symptoms. If a productive cough lasts 3 weeks or longer, it needs to be evaluated by a doctor. If there is shortness of breath, you should be evaluated today, in an er if your doctor can't see you right away! there is no cure for chronic bronchitis but symptoms can be controlled with therapy! ...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
Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?
Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present ! ...Read more
Have sore throat, swollen tonsils, congestion, rusty mucus in sinus, and thick whitish cloudy sputum with cough. Does this sound like pneumonia?
Chesty cough with greeny yellow phlegm. A bit of blood in mucus sometimes. headache & sore throat/neck.Worse with cold air. Son has croup. Do I?
Stuffy runny nose no fever sneezing with somewhat productive cough that burns chest when coughing mucus is green yellow and white?
Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands,hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?
Probably sinus: Your history suggests that you may be suffering from nasal congestion (most likely from allergies) leading to obstruction of the sinus drainage and then infection. Controlling the nasal congestion would be the first step (visit an allergist?). Later on a CT sinus and/or immune work-up may be pursued if indicated. ...Read more
Chronic cough: A prolonged cough can occur for a number of reasons. Common causes include allergies, exposure to mold or other environmental toxins, GERD as well as chronic lung conditions. Due to the duration of the cough (2 years), recommend to see your doctor for an office visit and chest xray. ...Read more
Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?
Woke up with a sore throat and dry cough (no phlegm.) no fever. 4 days later, sore throat coughing up thick green phlegm..No congestion and no fever!
Coughing up thick clear white speckled mucus runny sometimes stuffy nose some sinus pressure no sore throat fever or fatigue. Could this be allergies?
Infection: A cough that is productive of discolored sputum is consistent with a lower respiratory infection like pneumonia or bronchitis. Alternatively, significant postnasal drip of mucus can be coughed up. A physician can assess the need for antibiotics and whether a chest x-ray would be helpful. ...Read more
Constant Phlegm in throat, very itchy or burn throat, violent cough to clear phlegm and breath out deeply to clear phlegm. 2 weeks of these symptoms. ?
Drink more fluids: There are other questions that need to be answered. Why speech deficit and vision loss? If this was due to a stroke or other problem, The simple answer is to drink more liquids, especially tepid water and take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and an antihistamine to help liquify the mucous and decrease the itch. If it continues you should see an otolaryngologist to determine if there is a diverticulum ...Read more
Why am I coughing up clear mucus/foamy mucus mixed with milky white mucus? Also worsening wheezing despite antibiotics, steroids, and singulair (montelukast)
ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis . You need to be reevaluated labs and CXR checked to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need a different course of antibiotics and a nebulizer to give deeper penetration for medication Please get evaluated promptly! ...Read more
Severe cough for 1 month (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, whooping sound when breathing in, with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsen...
Sore throst upper respiratory cough with thick grey sputum history of bronchitis and pneumonia do not and never have smokef?
Had low fever from common cold. Now fever free. Nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears to be greenish yellow. Paranoid about pneumonia?
Funny feeling in throat. Post nasal drip. Not strep. Dry cough. Mucus seeming to go to chest but unproductive cough. Mucus yellow..And white?
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Chronic cough phlegm
- Chronic cough with clear phlegm
- Chronic cough with phlegm
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Persistent cough with white phlegm
- Coughing white foamy phlegm
- Cough with white frothy phlegm
- Coughing up white phlegm
- Talk to a pulmonologist online for free