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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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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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How do you know if it is allergies I have , or asthma? Throat feels tight but no wheezing. Started last week have some clear phlem.

How do you know if it is allergies I have , or asthma?  Throat feels tight but no wheezing. Started last week have some clear phlem.

Allergies: If you can take an allergy pill over the counter like Allegra and the symptoms are relieved then most likely its allergies. If they do not then you may need to see your physician to evaluate further if its truly asthma or allegies causing post nasal drip giving you some clear phlegm when u cough. ...Read more

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My left loung hurts when I breathe im coughing up clear bubbly phlem with strieks of green mucus I do smoke?

My left loung hurts when I breathe im coughing up clear bubbly phlem with strieks of green mucus I do smoke?

Need exam: Smoking puts you at risk for many illnesses so you need a chest CXR. Your symptoms suggest infection that involves the lining of your lung named the pleura which has nerve endings that cause pain with breathing. Smoking damages your lungs and can cause other chronic diseases such as bronchitis and chronic obstructive lung disease. Hope you feel better soon. Ask your doctor smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Hi I've been coffing up clear and lumpy phlem for mounths probly years is it anything serious I also get sharp stabbing pains in my chest?

Hi I've been coffing up clear and lumpy phlem for mounths probly years is it anything serious I also get sharp stabbing pains in my chest?

Mgt: You should be evaluated right away. A virtual appointment can be used to review your history and chest imaging studies. Your PCP may order a TB test, allergy evaluation and a work up as indicated for bronchiectasis. ...Read more

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I lost my voice on 4/9, on 4/11 i started a bad cough, starting 4/13 when I have a bad cough attack i get real bad sharp pains a I do have phlem, clear-white in color, sometimes at night it feels like my throat is closing up. I don't have a sore throat.

I lost my voice on 4/9, on 4/11 i started a bad cough, starting 4/13 when I have a bad cough attack i get real bad sharp pains a I do have phlem, clear-white in color, sometimes at night it feels like my throat is closing up.  I don't have a sore throat.

It : It sounds like you have a viral infection which caused laryngitis(loss of voice because virus affected your voice box). Then it has moved into bronchitis, which is causing coughing attacks. Feeling of throat closing up and coughing fits could be from bronchospasm, which is due to narrowing and swelling of air ways. I recommend that you should see your physician for treatment. Bronchospasm is treated with albuterol. This medication helps relieve the spasm in the airways, helps the cough too. While this is being treated and it taking time to improve, cough can be suppressed with cough medication too in the mean time. If symptoms are treated, that will give the body chance to rest and divert that energy to fight the infection too. ...Read more

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Always feels like something in my throat,only after i eat i cough up clear to white thick phlem or mucous. Do you know what it could be, or why?

Always feels like something in my throat,only after i eat i cough up clear to white thick phlem or mucous. Do you know what it could be, or why?

Postnasal drip: If you have significant allergies or postnasal drip you can have phlegm the collects in the back of your throat but if it's only associated with food can be in esophageal stricture Moore a pouch the can collect food or drink in that area if this continuesyou should consider an evaluation by and your nose and throat specialist ...Read more

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When i breathe in i get this burning feeling in top of chest, and tickling cough feeling. No phlem, xray clear, CBC good. No fever ? But feel lousy

When i breathe in i get this burning feeling in top of chest, and tickling cough feeling. No phlem, xray clear, CBC good. No fever ? But feel lousy

Need to look at meds: You underlying pots condition causes rapid heart rate and the meds are trying to slow it down , bu the meds are probably causing the symptoms. Need to have the doctor reevaluate the need of the meds in your case, Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is the issue. ...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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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

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