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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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I have been having some drainage but very little to no cough. Can the mucus be causing my chest pain and trouble breathing?

I have been having some drainage but very little to no cough. Can the mucus be causing my chest pain and trouble breathing?

Phlegm w/o cough: More info is needed. Do you have fever? Have you been exposed to toxic material? Do you have heart disease with congestive heart failure? Is there any underlying lung disease? An evaluation by your doctor will be the first place to start to learn the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have cough for about 4 weeks and i have antibiotic treatment for the first 2 weeks. Now still coughing with mucus(sometimes thick green)&chest pain?

I have cough for about 4 weeks and i have antibiotic treatment for the first 2 weeks. Now still coughing with mucus(sometimes thick green)&chest pain?

Get reevaluated: Without discussing your symptoms and medical history with you, and examining you, it's not possible to give specific advice. Most acute coughs are due to a Viral Bronchitis, don't respond to antibiotics and slowly improve over 2-3 weeks. Sometimes the cough lasts longer. Persistent cough could also be due to inadequately treated pneumonia. See Dr for reevaluation. May or may not need a chest x-ray ...Read more

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My wife and I have a cough with thick brwn/grey mucus, chest pain and tightness, fever going on 4-5 weeks. Dr gave antibiotic, steroid, inh. No Help?

My wife and I have a cough with thick brwn/grey mucus, chest pain and tightness, fever going on 4-5 weeks. Dr gave antibiotic, steroid, inh. No Help?

See your doc: Multiple possibilities for your lingering symptoms, from antibiotic failure to reinfection/ coinfection. Would recommend that you let your prescriber know. Make sure both yourself and your wife seek medical attention. ...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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more