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Constantly Coughing Up Clear Phlegm
Clear chest X-ray no clots or signs but constant cough with clear or white phlegm with blood tinged sometimes is this to worry about?
Sounds like: At least some form of bronchitis with inflammation of your airways, which can account for blood tinged sputum at times. Unfortunately without more history, better guidance is difficult. There could be many causes beyond a blood clot, to your symptoms. Did your doctor (s) give you an idea of what's going on and/or some treatment plan to address your symptoms?
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
Constant Phlegm in throat, very itchy or burn throat, violent cough to clear phlegm and breath out deeply to clear phlegm. 2 weeks of these symptoms.?
Drink more fluids: There are other questions that need to be answered. Why speech deficit and vision loss? If this was due to a stroke or other problem, The simple answer is to drink more liquids, especially tepid water and take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and an antihistamine to help liquify the mucous and decrease the itch. If it continues you should see an otolaryngologist to determine if there is a diverticulum
2 months since my cold resolved, but I still keep producing faint yellow clear phlegm (no fever/cough)can feel it at the back of my throat constantly.
Coincidence?: Perhaps you did have a cold. It is also possible, especially this time of year to suffer from allergies, and while coincidental to one another it may explain the chronic post nasal drip and symptom you describe. Try a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if this reduces the problem (a long used antihistamine).
4 days with a cough, flem in the throat, constantly clearing throat and nose. Sometimes when breathing out, only when forced, I wheeze, what to do?
See your doctor: Make an appointment with your primary care doctor to see if you have a cold, allergy, sinus infection or something else
Normal: Yes, respiratory infections by some viruses might take longer to recuperate and cause cough for several weeks after acute infections.
I have had a consistent cough on and off for 3 months. Phlegm is clear and the cough is not severe however it is persistent. Any suggestion?
Need to see a doctor: More information is needed and you need to see a doctor for a diagnosis, asthma, acid reflux, post nasal drip due to allergic rhinitis, are the main causes of a chronic cough in a young person, in addition to a history and an exam performed by the doctor, chest x ray, pulmonary function tests, blood work might be needed to make a diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
I've been coughing for 5 days and just now after woke up and cough I had brown phlegm what could this be? This is the first time and after its clear
Possibilities.....: Your symptoms may be due to post-nasal drip, resulting in phlegm in the throat. The post-nasal drip could be due to sinus infection, allergies, etc. See your doctor for diagnosis since there are very effective prescription nasal sprays to treat this problem.
See doctor...: Possible etiologies of a chronic productive cough include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these diagnoses. For diagnosis and treatment, you need to be evaluated by your doctor. If you currently smoke, you need to quit today!
Depends: If symptoms have lasted less than 7days, use Ibuprofen 400 3 times a day for 3days, then as needed. Take 2 showers a day, as warm as you can tolerate, run the water right on your face to heat and and humidify the mucous, so you can cough it up and blow your nose more easily, then put mentholatum right under your nostrils. The eucalyptus in mentholatum works. If symptoms worse and > 10d, see doc.
I have a dry cough only when I exhale for two weeks, what is this?? Produces white clear phlegm sometimes but mostly dry. Don't smoke anymore I'm 27.
I have a phlegmy cough, and im not sick, and it doesn't hurt. Just bothersome. The phlegm is clear, and everytime I get it out, comes right back. Help?
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.
Woke up in the middle of the night feeling like my airways are swollen. Had cough with phlegm. And everytime I cough it seems to clear a bit?
Bronchitis: Is an inflammation of the lining of the airways (bronchial tubes). The inflammation (swelling) of the inner wall of the bronchial tube, causes narrowing the space for air exchange. The space is further increased by secretions. When you cough up thickened mucus, it allows more space for air exchange. Acute bronchitis is most commonly caused by viruses, and rarely requires antibiotics to clear.
I'm 68. I had acute bronchitis 7 months ago. This past month I bring up clear phlegm. I don't have a cough-I just cough when I feel congested?
Irritated bronchi: Clear mucus generally indicates some inflammation (irritation) without infection. If you never smoked or had asthma, this might be allergic or due to an irritant, or might represent a response to a mild viral infection. If you get a fever, your mucus changes, or if the cough worsens or persists longer than another week or two, you should see your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Originally expelling bright yellow phlegm but gradually developed cough with clear phlegm, brown flecks. Former smoker, 10 months off. 2 week timeline?
How long does cough last after quitting smoking? Quit week ago. Coughing up a lot of brown and clear phlegm
First of all: Congratulations on quitting! The cough could certainly last a few weeks while your lungs start to clear. If the cough persists for longer and is accompanied by any other symptoms you should see your doctor. Stay healthy!
When I cough I feel it all over My chest and back and the right side of my head. I have a constant flow of phlegm. I think it must be a virus..
Viral bronchitis: I'm really sorry that you are having this difficulty. At the age of 70 with a severe cough and a lot of phlegm it is best that you see it physician. In the meantime drink plenty of liquids and take your ibuprofen and a cough suppressant. You are correct it's probably a virus but pneumonia after the age of 50 is a very dangerous situation.
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, , cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
If I have a very severe cough that takes like 10 minutes to clear phlegm that im pretty sure is from my lungs does that mean I could have bronchitis?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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