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Cough Phlegm After Eating
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I cough wheni eat. Been happening for 6ish years. Sometimes after i cough, icant breath. After eating istill cough a bit and I have phlegm in my 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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
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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