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My daughter at night time starts with a cough and has clear phlem...No other symptoms....? What can it be ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
Lower respiratory infectionwith afclarithromycin 6 days worsened, doxycycline same clear phlem & cough bit better not gone could peg site be the course?
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
Mom has symptoms of addisons buy tests came back negative for that and hashimoto. She is throwing up clear phlem with small green specks. Any ideas ?
Bronchitis?: Hi, sounds like a chest cold or infection rather than Addison or Hashimoto's. ...Read more
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cough 1/2 times per day for the last 6week,wake up with clear phlem on throat,some sneezing,waiting chestxray result,pain in right lung come and go?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi..im a 37yr old female..smoker for 12mth. I had a chest infection 3/4 weeks ago with persistent cough..I was given amoxicillin and predisonalone.
However I'm now coughing up salty clear bubbly phlem 4/5 times a day?
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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