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Constant Spitting Up Mucus
Some possibilities: Some people spit because they picked up the habit and haven't stopped it. In other cases, there is a medical problem such as post-nasal drip mucus from the nose and sinuses. In more worrisome cases, there is a throat problem or lung problem, such as infection or cancer. It may take visits to one's primary care doctor plus an ENT doctor to figure out if there is a medical problem needing attention. ...Read more
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
Cough and mucus: Persistent coughing with mucus for 2 months is not good. This usually implies something in the lungs - you should see a pulmonologist. ...Read more
Spit up: A little spitting up now and then is fine. If it appears to be more of a regular occurrence, discuss it with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Why I keep spitting up mucus and phlegm, it had every day from 1-6 times I spitting up and it's from clear-light-dark yellow rarely some blood on it?
Spitting up blood: There are many reasons for your symptoms but without getting more information and talking to you and examining you I cannot help except to go to a walk in clinic if u do not have a reg doctor, some of the reasons are not good and some are no worries. See someone. Some BP MEDS cause cough. So need more info. Happy to do second opinion. ...Read more
When you cough up phlegm/mucus with bronchitis, is it bad to swallow it, or must you spit it out every time?
Non smoker no coughing, every morning spitting up mucus lasting about 1/2 to 45min. Rest of the day great, no lung problem. Age 72?
Sounds like: You might have aspiration. Get an opinion from ENT or pulmonary specialist. ...Read more
I have been coughing, chest congestion, and spitting up mucus for 2 weeks no other symptoms can allergies be the cause, I have thm evry year but difrnt?
See doctor: If you have had similar symptoms at about the same months every year, then allergy is a likely trigger for your symptoms. Talk to your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more
What can cause spitting up mucus in morning when not sick, only other symptom is fatigue from not good sleep? Also, not consistent, pinprick of blood.
I have excessive phlegm/mucus coming from my throat that I spit out a couple times an hour. Happening for about 5 years now. Any OTC meds I can take?
Need exam: You need to go for a full exam with a physician. A physician needs to know your full medical history, medications, allergies, family and social history, and ask other questions before they do a physical exam and possibly refer you to specialists. You need to have this problem diagnosed. Do you smoke? If you do, stop smoking immediately. It helps us here on healthtap if you list history. Good luck. ...Read more
Had pneumonia 3 wks ago. Took a zpak, still coughing and spitting up mucus. Now I have low grade fever. Is it possible I still have it? No chest pain.
Inflammation: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more
My 9 month old baby started spitting up mucus 3 days ago and has yellow loose stool. He hasn't ran a fever yet, should I be worried?
Mucus: Your child has symptoms of a viral illness. Use saline nose drops for the mucus coming from the nose. For the loose stools stay on a bland diet consisting of rice, bananas, jello, apple sauce, clear soup, dry toast reduce milk and milk products. Us electrolyte replacement fluids to prevent dehydration. ...Read more
It burns to breathe. I have been wheezing. I have chest tightness and coughing (sometimes spitting up mucus).On asthma meds will this improve on its own?
Do I have TB risk? Iam from the a country where tb is common. I have thick white mucus/phlegm, but NO cough. How ever there's a time that I spit blood with it (twice/thrice only) today I spit with yellow mucous I done a chest x ray and its negative.
I would suggest an evaluation and upper airway examination. A TB test is advised.
I've been feeling lethargic and lightheaded all day and it feels like I can't breathe right in my throat, been spitting up mucus, what could cause?
Upper resp infection: An upper respiratory infection from viral or bacterial cause or sinusitis can cause post-nasal drip and sputum production. If you have shortness of breath, you need to be seen in urgent care or ER, otherwise, you can rest, drink plenty of fluids, have chicken soup, warm salt water gargles for the throat, and treat your symptoms with OTC meds. If there is bloody sputum or rusty sputum, dr. ASAP ...Read more
I had a cold 2 weeks ago but now it's gone except I keep getting phlegm in my throat. In the morning I spit up a little brown mucus. No fever or cough?
Brown may be blood: This may be left over from the infection you need to see your physician if this persists. ...Read more
I have been spitting out phlegm with blood on it since fews days back. The blood is only come out if I spit out mucus from my sore throat.
What's going on with me? I am having sharp pain my my throat I can't eat without gagging on food. When I talk I get hoarse after speaking for 5 minutes. I feel very drousey and my mouth is like a cave of mucus all I do is I keep spitting up mucus non-stop.
Hello.: Hello. There could be many different causes for these types of symptoms: dehydration, throat cancer, laryngitis, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, goiter, thyroid cancer & vocal cord polyps just to mention a few. If you have had these symtoms for any period of time, recommend that you be evaluated by an ear/nost/throat doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: in the evening, at night), rapid heart rate, shortness of breath (time frame:...I also experience mild nose bleed and spit out bold clot and the nose bled stops?
My tot have cough with phlegm when he wake up in the morning and after nap. Now he have colds clear mucus. Mouth Breathing. What do I need to do? =
I've had constant yellow mucus that I spit out a handful of times a day for the past 3 months. This started happening after I got bronchitis.
Exam needed: This suggests chronic bronchitis at this time. I presume that you are not smoking. A good examination of your lungs is needed with a chest x-Ray as well. If no lung pathology is seen, I recommend a course of antibiotics effective against bronchitis causing bacteria. Medications such as amoxicillin, augmentin, ceclor, avelox, levaguin are examples. ...Read more
I have thick mucus in the back oft throat that I cannot get rid of, I'm constantly spitting up. This has lasted many months?
Reflux: You have reflux and will need to be aggressively treated to get rid of the globus type sensation. See my other answers with reflux in the titles. You will need Prilosec twice a day and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for a minimum of three months and a reassessment at this time with a scope. The ent you see will look at your larynx with a scope to confirm the diagnosis before he or she starts you on treatment. ...Read more
I had a cold about 2 months ago. 2 wks later I started spitting mucus that was yellow/green. Now I constantly feel like there is something in my throat and I still spit out mucus but it is clear and not as thick.?
PND Perhaps: See your doctor given symptoms going on for 2 mo ...Read more
What can we use to calm an upset stomach from so much mucus draining? My boyfriend has had many surgeries on his nose due to breaking it so many times and now his sinuses just drain into his stomach. He is constantly spitting out as much as he can but eve
Antihistamines: Nasal surgery for recurrent fractures rarely affects the sinuses. Only EXTREMELY severe facial fractures that involve much more than the nose actually will affect sinus function. It is normal for sinus/nasal drainage to drain to the stomach, but it be noticed. Try over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec or allegra, or nasal steroid sprays in addition. Check for allergies or other causes ...Read more
I have a sore throat with no fever or body pains. No yellow mucus its all clear and my mouth and I am constantly spitting no mucus just regular spit.?
Walking pneumonia 7yrs ago, constant phlegm + awful sticky & dried nasal mucus every night & day since.?
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
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