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Cough With Clear Phlegm
Originally expelling bright yellow phlegm but gradually developed cough with clear phlegm, brown flecks. Former smoker, 10 months off. 2 week timeline?
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 have a deep hacking cough night and day, also affecting my voice, tired all the time, nothing helps, cough up clear phlegm. Have tried everything. ?
I cough up clear phlegm on and off all day especially after I eat. Doc put me on allergy meds but no improvement at all. What should I do next?
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 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 ...Read more
I have been coughing up clear phlegm with lots of brown spots in it at least 10 times a day, what could this be?
Pulmonary: Do you have a fever? Do you have a history of asthma. If not it sounds like allergies. Do you work around a lot of dust or mold? Sounds like you are being exposed to something in the environment. Wearing a mask might help. If this doesn't get better soon you should see a doctor. ...Read more
I am coughing up clear phlegm with small light brown-ish specks. I have had some sort of virus for about 10 days now, quit smoking 5 days ago. Normal?
Normal yes caution: This is typical in my clinical experience with those who kick the habit. You do want to be concerned in this situation if you develop high fever with frequent cough that produces thick greenish brownish sputum, sudden shaking chills. For your scenario, most risk is in going back to cigarettes. There are many better alternatives to deal with cravings and prevent going back down that road. ...Read more
Woke up this am, congested, coughing up clear phlegm (taste bad)& a vapor like when.Breathing out in the cold .Very hard to breathe.
I developed flu like symptoms yesterday. This morning, i coughed up clear phlegm with brown spots. I am asthmatic. Normal?
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