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My daughter at night time starts with a cough and has clear phlem...No other symptoms....? What can it be ?

My daughter at night time  starts with a cough and has clear phlem...No other symptoms....? What can it be ?

Night time cough: It could be due to post- nasal drip. Let her sleep with two pillows under her head, if that decreases the cough; point proven. Then you need anti- allergy meds to reduce post nasal drip. Or it could be asthma. Which means inhalers should help. ...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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Coughing up Clear phlem with lots of brown spots?

Coughing up Clear phlem with lots of brown spots?

Bronchitis?: Brown phlegm can be from dead tissue the body is eliminating as it fights infection (viral or bacterial) or can be old blood from inflamed airways or nasal bleeding that has drained down the back of throat. Could also be from pneumonia or even pulmonary TB. If no other symptoms & person is otherwise healthy nonsmoker, it's likely viral infection. See a physician if worried or worsening. ...Read more

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Dr. Ive been having a dry cough fo 3 months...lately I just feel amd itch in my chest when i breath...and end up expelling a clear phlem what is it?

Dr. Ive been having a dry cough fo 3 months...lately I just feel amd itch in my chest when i breath...and end up expelling a clear phlem what is it?

Multiple: things can cause 3 months of dry cough. Medications, infections and lung diseases such as asthma are common culprits. Regardless, your symptoms necessitate a visit with a physician for proper analysis. ...Read more

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Cough up hard jelly clear phlem like a bb bullet when i cough it just comes flying out.its thicker than normal phlem and its not a tonsil stone?

Cough up hard jelly clear phlem like a bb bullet when i cough it just comes flying out.its thicker than normal phlem and its not a tonsil stone?

Lab tests: Please spit into a sterile cup, seal and ask your physician to send it to the lab for sputum Gram stain, Culture and fungal smears. Get well. ...Read more

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I wake up feeling like throat is closed i start coughing for no reason i feel like i can't breath after a few coughs i cough up clear phlem?

I wake up feeling like throat is closed i start coughing for no reason i feel like i can't breath after a few coughs i cough up clear phlem?

Cough : Respiratory symptoms that occur at night or in the morning are commonly seen with allergies and asthma. Post nasal drip into the throat can lead to coughing and even shortness of breath. To identify the trigger, an allergist can perform tests and find a specific treatment to give relief. ...Read more

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Persistant cough since november cough comes from the lower part of throat i can feel. Theres clear phlem also recently have lump on left tonsil only.

Persistant cough since november cough comes from the lower part of throat i can feel. Theres clear phlem also recently have lump on left tonsil only.

Persistent cough: Sounds more like coughing spells from postnasal drainage.Try taking some decongestant histamine with an expectorant and drink plenty of warm liquids to help thin out the mucus.Your cough should ease up by doing so.Feel better soon. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

Productive cough is a symptom in which a person feels there is mucus coming up from his chest when he coughs. Sometimes, a person mistakenly believes the mucus is coming from the chest when it is actually dripping down from the nose and throat. True mucus or phlegm (infected mucousy material) can be ...Read more