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Ive been travelling in europe for the last 3 weeks. Dry cough for the last 1.5 weeks. Nausea and vomiting lately, esp after eating and at night. ?

Ive been travelling in europe for the last 3 weeks. Dry cough for the last 1.5 weeks. Nausea and vomiting lately, esp after eating and at night. ?

Probably allergy: Nahsea and vomiting can be from a virus you may have picked up during less than ideal hygienic condition surrounding food and beverages consumed whike traveling. OTC meds may suffice for now but if you experience fever and diarrhea, or a rash appears, pl. consult a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago now.. Im fighting a lot of issues with it. But now i cough up phlegm after eating anything! help?

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago now.. Im fighting a lot of issues with it. But now i cough up phlegm after eating anything! help?

Postnasal drip/GERD: The problem you are having has several possibilities depending on how long after eating this occurs, position you are in, and the color/consistency of the phlegm. Food increases acid reflux which with/or without diabetes can lead to the pipe from mouth to stomach getting scarred and uncoordinated which can lead to your problem. Do not lay down after eating, eat small portions, bland food. See md. ...Read more

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17 yr old male, minor throat tightness, with some phlegm. Occasional coughing better after eating. Caused by pollen or what else? Is it a concern?

17 yr old male, minor throat tightness, with some phlegm. Occasional coughing better after eating. Caused by pollen or what else? Is it a concern?

Reflux: The only thought I have is that you have a reflux problem causing irritation at your throat and coughing. The improvement immediately after eating is due to the acid being diluted or neutralized by the food you have consumed. Does improvement occur also when drinking coffee, tea, or cola? ...Read more

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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

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

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Lately after eating i get phlegm-like fluid in throat, cough a bit and get palpitations sometimes, not sure if related. Any causes of these symptoms?

Lately after eating i get phlegm-like fluid in throat, cough a bit and get palpitations sometimes, not sure if related. Any causes of these symptoms?

Phelgm in throat: Your symptoms are suggestive of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). Speak to your physician (p) about it. If you have no physician, consider taking prilosec, 20 mg daily. If that does not help, see a p for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Persistent dull pain in frontneck area since start of feb. Also productive cough after eating (but not due to acid reflux or postnasal drip). Ideas?

Persistent dull pain in frontneck area since start of feb. Also productive cough after eating (but not due to acid reflux or postnasal drip). Ideas?

Depends how long you: Have been coughing, and 6 weeks is a long time to be coughing. You may be experiencing food allergies, if it's always after eating, and not due to gerd, or pnd. You could have a sinusitis that needs to be treated before it gets worse, or you may be reacting to environmental allergens inhaled. So, go to your doctor, and have her/him check you out, and get your diagnosis soon. ...Read more

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Since i had a cold 6 months ago. I have had phlegm on my chest it won't shift and irritates me normally after eating and excercise. Won't come up!

Check with your doc: That is taking too long. You want to check with your lung doc. Your doc may recommend cxr and pulmonary function testing. Better be safe. ...Read more

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Why do I vomit phlegm after eating and how to cure it?

Why do I vomit phlegm after eating and how to cure it?

Phlegm: Vomiting after eating is not usual and I would say you should have this looked into first - need to know why you are having phlegm to cure it. Do you have troubles swallowing liquid or solids? Is it with all kinds of food? You might need a referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have a lot of mucus or phlegm after eating cereal and cookies ? Should I cut down the consumption of gluten?

Why do I have a lot of mucus or phlegm after eating cereal and cookies ? Should I cut down the consumption of gluten?

Elimination diet: "Gluten enteropathy" or "celiac sprue" is an autoimmune response to gluten which causes delayed intestinal problems. Wheat ALLERGY, on the other hand, can cause immediate symptoms like mucus and phlegm. Eliminate wheat, barley, oats and rye from your diet for a while. Then reintroduce them one at a time to see what products provoke your symptoms. More info @ MayoClinic.org/disease-conditions. ...Read more

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After eating cereal, I had a lot of mucus or phlegm ,and it makes me feel tired. What food can I substitute for cereal and milk for my breakfast?

After eating cereal, I had a lot of mucus or phlegm ,and it makes me feel tired. What food can I  substitute for cereal and milk for my breakfast?

Lots of options!: There are countless healthier options then cereal in the morning. First, any food can be eaten at any time of the day BUT if you are looking for something more "traditionally" breakfast food consider - fruit, toast, eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, cottage cheese, whole grain waffle with fruit spread, etc. You may also want to try almond milk instead of cow's milk. Have fun with variety :) ...Read more

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My TSH is 0.25 what i've to eat.I can't sleeping i've transparent phlegm in throat after eating meal.My throat is irritating.

My TSH is 0.25 what i've to eat.I can't sleeping i've transparent phlegm in throat after eating meal.My throat is irritating.

Go back to doctor: You may be taking too much levothyroxin and this may need adjustment. Not sure whether all of your symptoms are related to this, but seeing the doctor treating your hypothyroidism would be the best approach to diagnosing and resolving this issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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My TSH 0.25 after eating transparent phlegm created in my throat it is worse to take breath normally, what I have to eat to get normal TSH .

My TSH 0.25 after eating transparent phlegm created in my throat it is worse to take breath normally, what I have to eat to get normal TSH .

TSH & levothyroxine: 1st, phlegm (regardless of color) has nothing to do w/your tsh. 2nd, what you eat (short of seaweed w/lots of iodine) won't really affect your tsh. So TSH was initially 27.95, then you were given levothyroxine (t4) 100mcg. You must've had another TSH which is why T4 was decreased to 7mcg after which point TSH is now 0.25 (3rd value), presumably higher than 2nd value. Your doc will decrease T4 more. ...Read more

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My TSH is 0.25(l)after eating my throat get irritating &phlegm stuck in my throat.Wat I have to eat to get normal.I could'nt sleep feel heavy breath?

My TSH is 0.25(l)after eating my throat get irritating &phlegm stuck in my throat.Wat I have to eat to get normal.I could'nt sleep feel heavy breath?

Not related: I'm not sure if your throat issue has anything to do with your thyroid. Your TSH is low, but looks as if you just changed dose from 100-->75mcg. I bet your throat issue has more to do with allergies or asthma or some other condition. I see you are on prednisone, maybe related to that condition? See a doctor for throat and neck exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Been eating a banana everyday for th past 1year w/o fail. Been experiencing cough without pain and phlegm lately for abt 3 mths. Any concerns?

Been eating a banana everyday for th past 1year w/o fail. Been experiencing cough without pain and phlegm lately for abt 3 mths. Any concerns?

Confusing: Why are you eating a banana every single day? I fail to recognize the significance. It is certainly not related to cough. Cough for 3 months deserves to be investigated and treated. The internet will not help you. See a Dr. Do not smoke. ...Read more

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My 3yo has had an onset of cough for 9 days.Some phlegm.Md says no redness &clear lungs.Seems to happen more at exact moment of eating, not limited to?

My 3yo has had an onset of cough for 9 days.Some phlegm.Md says no redness &clear lungs.Seems to happen more at exact moment of eating, not limited to?

See below:: He could be still recovering from a viral upper respiratory illness-at his age he is unable to clear & coordinate his post nasal drip mucus moving in the back of his throat. Other possibilities if similar symptoms, yet continuing for many weeks/mos: vasomotor rhinitis-not caused by an infection or allergy. Exact cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Eating raw garlic for 2 months everyday coughing up phlegm and sinus ears is congested but clearing up . Why? Cough?

Eating raw garlic for 2 months everyday coughing up phlegm and sinus ears is congested but clearing up . Why? Cough?

Garlic allergy: You hve a garlic allergy which produces muvus in yhe form of a post nasal drip and that in turn is causing your coughing and fluid in your ears. Seek help from your foctor or allergist. ...Read more

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Started choking on food when eating/swallowing.Throat full of phlegm. Constant lump in throat feeling always swallowing.Afraid to eat-there've been 2 times I almost didn't get food out of mouth/throat in time. Cough,rib/chest pain. Ideas/Help please?

Started choking on food when eating/swallowing.Throat full of phlegm. Constant lump in throat feeling always swallowing.Afraid to eat-there've been 2 times I almost didn't get food out of mouth/throat in time. Cough,rib/chest pain. Ideas/Help please?

Be seen: What you are describing medically would be called dysphagia, there are multiple causes. Among the more common is chronic reflux disease leading to constrict ute of the esophagus. Consider being seen. Work up would likely include a swallowing study and an egd. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

cough which ...Read more