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Cough With Phlegm For Weeks
Hi. I've had a barky cough with phlegm for 2 weeks. Also wheezing. No fever. My chest is kind of sore though. What could this be?
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 developed a mild cough with phlegm, it's been a week and getting better. About how long do coughs last? The phlegm is white not very thick.wat 2take
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 ?
Hello, I was just wondering what is going on. I have had a cough with phlegm for maybe over 4 weeks, occasionally blood-streaked phlegm.
Ihave a deep cough w/ white foamy phlegm for 2 weeks and crackling sounds in my lungs when I lay down at night and almost takes my breath away?
I have had a phlegm cough for 4 weeks, major pain in back ribs on right side, also frequintly needing to pee, but difficulty in doing so, very worried?
Here are some...: Productive cough of 4 weeks needs active attention ASAP. The pain in the back part of rib cage (right) may be related with neuromuscular irritation or pleurisy on coughing. As to voiding difficulty, at times, some OTC anti-coughing drugs may contain the ingredients like pseudoephedrine or / & antihistamines which may affect urinary sphincter or bladder muscles so leading to voiding difficulty... ...Read more
Dry no phlegm cough for two weeks. Can't HOLD a deep breath in lungs without coughing? I cough after inhale. worse in morning. Better after hot shower
Sounds like: "asthmatic" bronchitis! Are you wheezing??? You may require an antibiotic so best bet is to call your Primary Care Provider! BTW the shower is a GIANT VAPORIZER , that's why its helping!!! Run a Vaporizer in your bedroom if possible....during the day and during sleep! Hope these "tips" help! Dr Z ...Read more
My son has been coughing & has phlegm for about 3 weeks. Could it be he is allergic to my sister in laws cat? Is that why he hasn't gotten better?
Maybe: Kids with minor respiratory viruses may cough for a few weeks. This can be aggravated by any of many irritants/allergens. Dust/smoke/fragrance/ cleaning fumes/aroma from laundered linens can all act as non-specific triggers. If the kid functions fine otherwise,eating and playing well without fever, you can monitor these issues at home.If he is acting sick, have him seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs Eval: A persistent cough that is productive needs to be evaluated. You may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm of any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. It needs evaluation so proper treatment can be rendered. If you smoke, you need to quit today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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