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In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?

In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?

Most likely a cold: Colds can last for 7 days but symptoms should be diminishing gradually.. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your secretions less thick. If you develop a fever toward the end of your cold this could be a sign of a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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My child has noisy breathing and cold sx's. Might it be asthma?

My child has noisy breathing and cold sx's.  Might it be asthma?

Probably not: It is hard for a parent to tell just by the souds your child makes. More likely an upper respiratory infection but go see your doctor and he will be able to tell. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Noisy breathing?

Noisy breathing: Noisy breathing = abnormal breath sounds, or audible inhalation/ exhalation - may be related to narrowing or obstruction. ...Read more

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What causes noisy breathing when somebody is laying down but not when sitting up?

What causes noisy breathing when somebody is laying down but not when sitting up?

Possibilities...: The noisy breathing could be related to post-nasal drip or secretions in the lungs that clear when you sit upright. Wheezing is another possibility. To be certain, and to get treated, see your doctor and have your chest examined with a stethoscope when you are lying down and when you are upright. ...Read more

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My chest is always tight and I have noisy breathing when I take deep breaths in a silent room.What's causing this everyday ?

My chest is always tight and I have noisy breathing when I take deep breaths in a silent room.What's causing this everyday ?

Tight Chest: Joseph, this sounds like asthma or a variant of it. Need to see your healthcare provider. A simple test called a spirometry (which most healthcare providers can do in their office) can provider some important info, as well as a good history by the provider and good medical examination. Good luck. ...Read more

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My child has noisy breathing, but doesn't have a runny nose. What can be causing it?

My child has noisy breathing, but doesn't have a runny nose.  What can be causing it?

NOISY BREATHING: Bronchomalacia is noted among kids below 2 years old manifested by noisy breathing due to lack of development of the trachea and the bronchial tree. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a child who is having Shortness of breath,sub costal recession ,difficult noisy breathing,wheeze since 10 days but not mch coughing?

Is it unusual for a child who is having Shortness of breath,sub costal recession ,difficult noisy breathing,wheeze since 10 days but not mch coughing?

Yes: That pattern is typical for a lower respiratory infection and or asthma. The need for treatment would depend on how it interferes with the kids regular activities. If playful and feeding well, monitor.I may gradually improve.If it interferes with feeding/play and or the kid looks sick, get it checked. ...Read more

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Daughter had airway cyst at 6mnths. had tracheostomy. now shez 1yr.she has noisy breathing since operation. reacts to asthma meds.Asthma or Operation?

Daughter had airway cyst at 6mnths. had tracheostomy. now shez 1yr.she has noisy breathing since operation. reacts to asthma meds.Asthma or Operation?

Mgt: A virtual appointment would be helpful so that her medical records, surgical treatment may be further evaluated. Following trach placement, airway noise is common and often due to mucus, air leak and possibly tissue in the trach. What sort of reaction does she have ? Does she improve? Asthma medications help to open the airway below the trach and can help her bronchospasm. ...Read more

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14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?

14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?

ENT evaluation: A history of frequent ear infections and noisy breathing makes me concerned about large tonsils and adenoids. An evaluation by an ENT would be helpful. The cough and vomiting may be related to an ear infection, although it is difficult to know for sure without examining him. ...Read more

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How long could common cold last?

How long could common cold last?

The common cold: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...Read more

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How can I cure a severe common cold?

How can I cure a severe common cold?

You can't: There's no cure, just symptomatic treatment. Believe me, if there's every a cure for the cold, you won't need to ask a doctor on a website. It will be headline news. ...Read more

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I get the common cold every week? Why?

You don't: It's not possible to get the common cold every week. Common colds are seasonal, with the average adult getting about two per year. Maybe you're confusing allergy symptoms with a cold. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a common cold?

How can I know if this is a common cold?

Common cold: Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired ; watery eyes. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a common cold?

No cure needed: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Can you catch the common cold from being naked?

Can you catch the common cold from being naked?

Yes but...: It's not being naked per se that causes the common cold. It's you being cold period - meaning naked or inadequate clothing to keep warm. The cold virus is all around us all year but it is only effective in the respiratory passages and when the temperature in those passages is at a certain level, lower than what it should be. The body reacts with fever to kill the virus by inhibiting replication. ...Read more

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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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Noisy Breathing (Definition)

Noisy breathing = abnormal breath sounds, or audible inhalation/ exhalation - may be related ...Read more