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I am coughing up mucus off my chest and it has a really foul taste, and past few days i've cough blood up too, i'm rather worried?

I am coughing up mucus off my chest and it has a really foul taste, and past few days i've cough blood up too, i'm rather worried?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications that will help you. Blood can sometimes mean that you are causing a type of trauma to the lungs (hard coughing). ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

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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Cough/ mucus in chest. Took 2 puffs albuterol inhaler and 1 mucus relief pill. Afraid of mucus blocking airway. Am i overreacting?

Cough/ mucus in chest. Took 2 puffs albuterol inhaler and 1 mucus relief pill. Afraid of mucus blocking airway. Am i overreacting?

Asthma?: Have you had this problem before and were you diagnosed with asthma? If so, and it is not controlled, you should contact your doctor and start a maintenance inhaler. Albuterol is used for rescue only. You are not overreacting, better be safe and catch the problem early. ...Read more

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Cough/mucus in chest. Can't expel without stridor/asthma attack. On amox/prednisone 3 days. Mucus not better. Are more meds/tests needed?

Cough/mucus in chest. Can't expel without stridor/asthma attack. On amox/prednisone 3 days. Mucus not better. Are more meds/tests needed?

Asthma attack: You know your problems are related to allergies and asthma and you say you are not using any inhaler you should talk to your doc how to control and relieve asthma symptoms you need to take controller meds like inhaled sterois with/without long term bronchodilaters, like advair and dullera twice a day, singular and reliever mds like albuterol or duoneb. In acute cases you need oral steroids short c. ...Read more

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Been having a bad cough producing mucus and sever chest discomfort/ pain. No fever. Runny nose. Could it be acute bronchitis?

Been having a bad cough producing mucus and sever chest discomfort/ pain. No fever. Runny nose. Could it be acute bronchitis?

Yes: It sounds like you have viral bronchitis. Most cases of bronchitis are caused by respiratory viruses that do not respond to antibiotics. More severe and prolonged cases are usually bacterial bronchitis caused by strep. Pneumoniae, hemophilus sp. And moraxella sp. These are usually treated with zithromax, ceftin, (cefuroxime) vantin, Augmentin or levoquin. ...Read more

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I have a bad sore throat, hard cough, yellow mucus, chest pains, shortness of breath, and fast pulse.

I have a bad sore throat, hard cough, yellow mucus, chest pains, shortness of breath, and fast pulse.

See a doctor: Suggest you see ahealth care provider for examintion and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, stuffed head, cough, mucus on chest, and sometimes sweat some. The pollen count is high here. I have drank a lot of water and 7 up and chicken noodle soup. I have also been taking sudafed.

I have a sore throat, stuffed head, cough, mucus on chest, and sometimes sweat some. The pollen count is high here. I have drank a lot of water and 7 up and chicken noodle soup. I have also been taking sudafed.

You : You should also take an allergy medication like Claritin (loratadine) or alavert. If you are still having these symptoms, you should see your doctor. At this point you could be dealing with a pharyngitis (throat infection), bronchitis (infection of upper airway) or even sinusitis (infection of the sinuses). All the best. ...Read more

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3-4 months ago i got a cold, i don't get sick offen but since I have had a few reoccurrences and now coughing up mucus from my chest?

3-4 months ago i got a cold, i don't get sick offen but since I have had a few reoccurrences and now coughing up mucus from my chest?

Productive cough: Greetings. A cough following a cold or recurring colds should prompt you to see your doctor. Things that pop into my mind would be possibly undiagnosed possibly new onset allergy, sinusitis with associated bronchitis. A detailed history and physical examination will help obtain an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

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