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Cough With Phlegm Remedy
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
Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?
Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present ! ...Read more
Chesty cough with greeny yellow phlegm. A bit of blood in mucus sometimes. headache & sore throat/neck.Worse with cold air. Son has croup. Do I?
Woke up with a sore throat and dry cough (no phlegm.) no fever. 4 days later, sore throat coughing up thick green phlegm..No congestion and no fever!
Stuffy runny nose no fever sneezing with somewhat productive cough that burns chest when coughing mucus is green yellow and white?
My Daughter is experiencing fever (101.7-102 temp), cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) Does have asthma?
? URI: and/bronchitis, given the symptoms, may still be viral, but needs to be seen by a doctor for possible need for Rx meds including antibiotics, meanwhile keep giving her controller medications and rescue medications as needed, together with fever reducer such as acetaminophen, good luck ...Read more
Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.
Give it time: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory tract infection. Give it a few days. If you continue to worsen past 4 or 5 days of symptoms, then you may need an antibiotic. Of course, if you have any trouble breathing, you should get to the doc right away. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Severe cough for 1 month (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, whooping sound when breathing in, with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsen...
Common cold or bronchitis? Symptoms: Tired, Lime color mucous, raspy cough, no tight chest, wheezing/gurgling before cough, headache, body ache.
Possible Bronchitis: It is difficult to say without examination.But it is more likely you are having Bronchitis as you are wheezing And it seems like a viral infection causing your Bronchitis. I advice you drink plenty fluids and consult your Doctor,get checked and treated appropriately.Do not smoke or be around some one who smokes It can also turn into Pneumonia sometimes ...Read more
Productive cough.Runny nose. Both w/ yellow mucus. No fever.Tight chest.Throat a bit sore. Smoker. Allergies?Cold?Bronchitis?Something else? See a dr?
Sinobronchitis: This probably is a sinus infection with bronchitis. You are more at risk due to smoking. If it is recurrent you could have underlying allergies and asthma which could also be a factor. Unfortunately people with asthma smoke at the same frequency as those who are not asthmatic. ...Read more
Dry hacky cough w sore throat x 4 weeks? Nothing OTC helps; its mostly nonproductive with clear spewtum
Exam: Time to see your doctor for an exam. Further testing may be needed, and your over-the-counter meds are not working so prescription meds may be necessary. ...Read more
I have runny nose, constant sneezing, congestion, loss of voice, fatigue, coughing 50/50 wet dry cough, with no fever. Whats wrong with me?
Probably allergies: Above symptoms mostly seen as a result of allergies , tobacco might be adding factor , dangerous. Go see an allergist, til then take delsym, (dextromethorphan) quit smoking, steam inhalationwith ponaris oil, , oil OB oregano 2caps, twice a day, diffuse, tee tree oil for 2 hrs a day. ...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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