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Recently quit smoking waking w noc asthma attacks-coughing up clear bubbly phlegm-otherwise young healthy active female. COPD? Cause for alarm?

Recently quit smoking waking w noc asthma attacks-coughing up clear bubbly phlegm-otherwise young healthy active female. COPD? Cause for alarm?

Unlikely: COPD takes years to develop so this is probably not that. This is probably combination of allergies and poorly controlled asthma. I suggest follow up with your doctor so that you get proper inhalers and perhaps pulmonary function tests to gauge severity of asthma. Congrats on stopping smoking! ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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Clear fluid filled bubble? Bug bite?

Clear fluid filled bubble? Bug bite?

Maybe not always.: When ever you get fluid filled bubble on your skin, it's a sign of skin injury, which can be either form infection, insect bite or iritation. ...Read more

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Clear salty phlegm anything to worry about?

Clear salty phlegm anything to worry about?

No: Nothing about the symptoms you describe are specific for anything concerning. All the best. ...Read more

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Is daily clear phlegm significant of anything?

Is daily clear phlegm significant of anything?

Possible: Clear phlegm is often indicative of simple allergies that can cause mucus production. You should be fine. If it persists, see a dr. And there may be some medications that can help the mucus production. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Phlegm throughout the day, gets worse when I smoke, usually clear, been green once. What could this be?

Phlegm throughout the day, gets worse when I smoke, usually clear, been green once. What could this be?

This could be...: Time to stop smoking. All smokers need to quit smoking. However, the nicotine is extremely addictive, which is why the tobacco industry is able to keep selling so much of their products. One can work with his primary care doctor on quitting. There are ways the doctor can help. Smoke damages the lining of everything it touches, from the nostrils to the distant parts of the lungs. ...Read more

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For the past 3days had bubbly stomachwent to the hospt told me for 24hrs to drink clear stuff. Felt fine after that ate 2day now have it again why?

For the past 3days had bubbly stomachwent to the hospt told me for 24hrs to drink clear stuff. Felt fine after that ate 2day now have it again why?

U may have: Dyspepsia, stomach irritation from side effect of ur ibuprofen. Consider to stop it. Avoid intake of coffee, soda, spicy food, alcohol, chocolates. Taking otc Omeprazole and antacids may help. Consider getting a second opinion if u r not pleased. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=10531. http://www.10herbs. Com/supplements-gastritis. Html. ...Read more

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This clear small bubble under my tounge appeared and it was gone like in 15 minutes this was the first time it ever happened to me should I be worried?

This clear small bubble under my tounge appeared and it was gone like in 15 minutes this was the first time it ever happened to me should I be worried?

No worries: It probably was a salivary gland obstruction that led to a "bubble" of saliva to form.
As the canal was unblocked, the bubble was gone. If you have any other clinical change, I encourage you to see a dentist. ...Read more

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Clear bubble on a bug bite? What is it and what should I do?

Clear bubble on a bug bite? What is it and what should I do?

Nothing: Jerry, insect bites frequently blister. Leave it be, and it will either pop and drain or just get reabsorbed on its own. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Mosquito bite clear bubble, what to do?

Mosquito bite clear bubble, what to do?

Not to worry.: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of clear phlegm with tinged blood in it?

What could be the cause of clear phlegm with tinged blood in it?

Depends: Greatly depends on what other symptoms are associated; it could be as simple as a posterior nosebleed or dry air, or as serious as tuberculosis, lung cancer, or an autoimmune disease. It requires evaluation in person with a doctor. ...Read more

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Been coughing up clear phlegm then this morning it had brown specks?

Been coughing up clear phlegm then this morning it had brown specks?

Brown specs: Please go to the Pharmacy and I am confident they will recommend the right medicine for you.
You will not need a prescription but you will have to pay a small amount. ...Read more

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I am producing clear thick phlegm after I recuperate from cough. Is that normal?

I am producing clear thick phlegm after I recuperate from cough. Is that normal?

Normal: Yes, respiratory infections by some viruses might take longer to recuperate and cause cough for several weeks after acute infections. ...Read more

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I have been coughing up clear jelly phlegm balls. Not quite sure what the cause of it is?

I have been coughing up clear jelly phlegm balls. Not quite sure what the cause of it is?

Mgt: This may represent a bronchial cast which is formed in the setting of inflammation of the lung.
I would suggest saving a sample to discuss with your PCP. If you have recently been ill, you may need medications including antibiotics, inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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My son bite through his tongue and now he has a clear hard bubble underneath his tongue and it is painful what should I do?

My son bite through his tongue and now he has a clear hard bubble underneath his tongue and it is painful what should I do?

See the dentist: This may be a cyst or abscess (infection) related to the trauma. With the pain he is experiencing I would recommend having it evaluated. Hope he's better soon! ...Read more

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I have had a consistent cough on and off for 3 months. Phlegm is clear and the cough is not severe however it is persistent. Any suggestion?

Need to see a doctor: More information is needed and you need to see a doctor for a diagnosis, asthma, acid reflux, post nasal drip due to allergic rhinitis, are the main causes of a chronic cough in a young person, in addition to a history and an exam performed by the doctor, chest x ray, pulmonary function tests, blood work might be needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for 5 days and just now after woke up and cough I had brown phlegm what could this be? This is the first time and after its clear

I've been coughing for 5 days and just now after woke up and cough I had brown phlegm what could this be? This is the first time and after its clear

Could be a little: Blood, but not to be alarmed. The most common cause of blood in sputum is simple bronchitis.C ur doc for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is have thick clear phlegm a sign of tb?

Is have thick clear phlegm a sign of tb?

Not really: Mostly TB presents with fever night sweats anoxia wt loss, thick clear phlegm could be due to bronchitis, asthma or pneumonia. ...Read more

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What is a clear bubble under my daughter's tongue?

What is a clear bubble under my daughter's tongue?

Plugged: Sounds like a plugged saliva gland or minor gland duct. Usually resolves by itself, if not see your dentist. ...Read more

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I'm coughing a lot and my chest hurts flem is clear?

Cough hurts but why?: You need the help if a doctor to find the causes of your cough. Please... ...Read more

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Cough with phlegm coming from my sinus what can I take to clear up?

Depends: If symptoms have lasted less than 7days, use Ibuprofen 400 3 times a day for 3days, then as needed. Take 2 showers a day, as warm as you can tolerate, run the water right on your face to heat and and humidify the mucous, so you can cough it up and blow your nose more easily, then put mentholatum right under your nostrils. The eucalyptus in mentholatum works. If symptoms worse and > 10d, see doc. ...Read more

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Coughing fits with gagging and clear/milky phlegm with brown flecks for 2 years. Nonsmoker?

Coughing fits with gagging and clear/milky phlegm with brown flecks for 2 years. Nonsmoker?

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

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Coughing/bringing up phlegm, no other symptoms of cold/flu. Phlegm is usually whitish clear. Why?

Coughing/bringing up phlegm, no other symptoms of cold/flu. Phlegm is usually whitish clear. Why?

Most common: Cause is ALLERGY! If there is no inflammation from infection (yellowish/green sputum) then you most likely have an allergic tracheobronchitis (a "relative" of asthma) An anti-histamine containing expectorant might help (eg: Phenergan (promethazine) Excpectorant) Check with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I started coughing a month ago. Small About of clear phlegm. Voice was horse. Better but, not gone no Other symptoms.?

I started coughing a month ago. Small About of clear phlegm. Voice was horse. Better but, not gone no Other symptoms.?

Viral cough: This sounds like a typical viral cough. Symptoms can persist for up to 6-8 weeks. If you develop fevers, shortness of breath or chest pain accompanied by the cough then you need to visit your Doctor. At this stage it is highly unlikely that you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Have bubble things under skin on line of where my underwear are. One popped and nothing but clear liquid came out. What is it?

Have bubble things under skin on line of where my underwear are. One popped and nothing but clear liquid came out. What is it?

Likely not serious: You may have had irritation or a mild allergic reaction to the underwear that caused inflammation causing that. But it's best to have a doctor look at it to make sure it's nothing else -- rash diagnoses really depend on what it looks like. You could watch and see what happens it may go away on its own. If liquid keeps draining and it gets red you may have an abscess that needs to be drained. ...Read more

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I'm a smoker and I've been having pains in my chest and I've been coughing up brown and clear flem that sometimes has blood in it?

I'm a smoker and I've been having pains in my chest and I've been coughing up brown and clear flem that sometimes has blood in it?

Have this checked: While this could simply be a bronchial infection, because you are a smoker I think it best for you to see your doctor. Other possibilities include but are not limited to chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis and emphysema. ...Read more

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6 months ago I got a cold and was coughing up green phlegm. Ever since then I have clear phlegm coming up and every few weeks it goes green again?

Phlegm: Hi! Chronic or ongoing phlegm production could be due to an infection, chronic bronchitis or something like allergies. If this has been going on for 6 months, then it is probably a good idea to get evaluated. You could try an over the counter allergy medicine (such as Zyrtec) to see if you get relief. If you do, then it would give some information on possible cause. Please get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough only when I exhale for two weeks, what is this?? Produces white clear phlegm sometimes but mostly dry. Don't smoke anymore I'm 27.

I have a dry cough only when I exhale for two weeks, what is this?? Produces white clear phlegm sometimes but mostly dry. Don't smoke anymore I'm 27.

Requires exam: And evaluation. Possibilities include lung infection/inflammation allergies, reflux of stomach acid, low grade viral infection etc. And requires exam, x-ray and possible pulmonary function testing. ...Read more

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I've been coughing on and off phlegm for over a month, it's clear but the weird thing my chest feels like air pockets are in there. What could this b?

I've been coughing on and off phlegm for over a month, it's clear but the weird thing my chest feels like air pockets are in there. What could this b?

Clarify...: Do you mean you can feel air pockets under your skin on your chest? Does the skin on your chest feel kind of like bubble wrap that you can pop? If so, you need to go to the ER for evaluation ASAP! If this description is right, that is called subcutaneous emphysema and the cause of this needs to be diagnosed. For example, you may have blebs in the lungs which burst with coughing. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I have a clear bubble on my eyeball what could this be?

I have a clear bubble on my eyeball what could this be?

Blocked gland: Occasionally one of the glands on the surface of the eye will seal over and continue to secrete clear fluid which will make a bubble on the eye surface. These are harmless, and will not affect the vision or the health of the eye. Eventually most get big enough that they pop open (you will not feel this) and disappear. ...Read more

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I have a clear bubble on head of penis head. What could it be?

I have a clear bubble on head of penis head. What could it be?

Bubble = Blister?: This could be herpes, syphilis and even possible skin cancer. I would say it is wise to get in to have an expert look at this in person. ...Read more

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Bubble filled with clear liquid on toe, how should I treat this?

Let it pop.: It sounds like you might have a blister. I would recommend letting it pop on its own. Once it does, just treat the area with alcohol or betadine. I do not recommend popping this on your own. ...Read more

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Cough for about 3 years. Different coloured phlegm...Green, yellow, clear, thick, and bloody?

Cough for about 3 years. Different coloured phlegm...Green, yellow, clear, thick, and bloody?

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 more