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Cough With Phlegm Remedy
I have had a cold for 2 weeks & abdominal pain when i cough, backaches and headaches and coughing up phlegm. Any remedy. Should I not have sex either?
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've a severe sore throat for over a week which has progressed to severe sore throat, earache, violent coughing w/ thick, hard green phlegm. Remedies?
Antibiotics: You my friend need to see a doctor and get some antibiotics. ...Read more
HI, Im diagnosed of having lymph nodes TB last Nov.2013..I undergo treatment for 6mos. Now after more than 1 mo. i have hard cough & my phlegm s gray?
Probably unrelated: But get a chest xrayGet a more detailed answer ›
I hav a weird problem. I'll hav wet cough for sometime whenever i laugh much n louder. Also sticky phlegm releases from throat. What's treatment?
Fluid on lungs after gb surgery.Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.
Fluid around lungs: After gb surgery is not common. If the gallbladder was very infected it may be reactive fluid. Other causes, such as pneumonia, should be considered. If it is infection then appropriate antibiotics should be started. If there is a lot of fluid restricting breathing then a tube may be placed to remove the fluid. As long as oxygen levels are good and infection controlled it should get better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pancreatic cancer treatment and thinner for dvt. Now cough with bloody phlegm. Oncologist is aware, but didn't alter treatment. Is this an emergency?
It depends: When you take a blood thinner(which one are you taking??/), the doctors monitor the degree of effect on your blood. These tests guide us as to when to make dose adjustment to fine tune the blood thing to a safe yet effective level. Most likely your blood containing phlegm will clear up itself. But if it gets worse then you will need to get your blood checked even if it means going to ER(Emergency ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expectoration: The best treatment if feasible is expectoration to avoid stagnation and inspissation of mucous in the airways if they are from the lung . If infected, antibiotics is used. Fluid and mucolytics are a good way to start. ...Read more
I have a productive cough that keeps me up at night after having bronchitis and not getting treatment for it?
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