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Cough For 3 Weeks Coughing Up Phlegm
I'm going on a date later and I want to temporarily relieve the coughing up phlegm and the dry cough that comes from the common cold. Suggestions?
Infection are a nuisance but contagious.
Do, the date a favor and cancel not cover up. She will appreciate and go out with you later! ...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
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.
I have had a cough for the past two weeks. I have been coughing up phlegm that is slightly yellow, but it has a mild smell to it. Is this normal?
Eating raw garlic for 2 months everyday coughing up phlegm and sinus ears is congested but clearing up. Why? Cough?
If I'm not coughing up phlegm yet, but am coughing a lot and can smell foul phlegm in my lungs when I cough, should I take an antibiotic?
I have phlegm in my throat/chest. I have been coughing up phlegm for about 3 weeks now no other problems also when I laugh I cough up phelgm?
I have had a cough for almost two months now. Now with the cough my jaw hurts & im coughing up phlegm & stomach acid. My sinuses are also very conjest?
Two weeks: If your infection has not resolved in two weeks, then you should go visit a doc. I had a coworker have sinus infection and he ended up in icu. ...Read more
I had bronchitis and was coughing up phlegm in small amounts. Recently, the volume has doubled and it is now coating my throat and mouth when I cough.
Time to see your doc: To see what is going on with your lungs ...Read more
I diagnosed and treated me for whooping cough. Is it normal for me to be coughing up phlegm and blood and having a runny nose with mucus and blood?
Bad productive cough for three weeks, yellow mucus, trouble breathing, occasional sinus pressure. What should I do?
What causes a productive cough after eating? For the past few days, about 10 minutes after every meal, I cough up a large amount of phlegm from lungs
Acid reflux: Acid reflux, also known as gerd, which is very prevalent in overweight people especially (with 60% of americans being overweight, of course). Constant acid coming up from the stomach causes irritation that induces the formation of mucous, constantly trying to clear by coughing. Reflux is increased with smoking. See doctor for management of condition. ...Read more
12 hours of dyspnea, wheezing and productive cough with white frothy phlegm. Relieved without any medication. Next day same, took citrazine and relieved?
What is a postinfectious productive cough? When will the phlegm clear? I hate having to keep clearing my throat
Cough after cold: A postinfectious cough is one that happens after a normal cold and can last anywhere from 3-8 weeks. Once your doc makes sure nothing else is going on - like pneumonia or pertussis - then usually it's helping the symptoms. Rest assured, this usually goes away on its own. Antibiotics don't usually help, but certain inhalers can. ...Read more
I've had a productive cough since September and have seen my primary 4 times and and am following up with a chest MRI. In the mean time, my mouth seems to be producing excessive salvia which I personally feel is causing the phlegm. As I was coughing at th
Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?
Don't worry.: Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment. It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. Not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary. ...Read more
Had low fever from common cold. Now fever free. Nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears to be greenish yellow. Paranoid about pneumonia?
I have a severe headache, earaches, sore throat, stiff neck, and semi productive cough with green phlegm and white froth. What should I do?
Is this the flu or a cold. No fever. Congestion productive cough but with small amount of blood in phlegm. I have a sore throat and neck hurts.
I went to the doctor two days ago for sore throat and congestion, I was given amoxicillin but now I chest congestion, phlegm, and productive cough.
Viral Cold?: Antibiotics treat Bacterial infections (i.e. strept, ear infections, sinus infxn, pneumonia). If it's a Viral cold, the symptoms may start with sore throat, o'ccl post nasal drainage can cause throat pain, cold can transition into chest congestion & cough. The Amox will not treat the coughing or prevent if source is Viral. Fluids, warm liq. honey, humidifier, f/u w/ doc if worse & for more advice ...Read more
Day 1:dizziness, mild nausea, fatigue, chills/ sweats. Day 2:productive cough with thick colored phlegm. Day 3: +sore throat. No congestion/fever. Doc?
Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Treat the symptoms as necessary. ...Read more
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