cough with phlegm won t go away

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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

Phlegm in back of throat sometimes it feels like something tickling in my throat and sometimes it makes me cough and doesn't go away slight heaache?

Throat problems

Neck-throat
Your problems sound as if you need to see a ENT physician. You need to have your throat, lower esophagus, vocal cords and sinuses evaluated to see if a cause for your symptoms can be found and treated. Good luck.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Been coughing (more casual than serious) w/ phlegm for 2 wks, no other sign of flu. Didn't take any medicine, thought it'd go away, what to do now?

See a doctor

Cough
If you continue coughing without any other symptoms might wait until after 4 wks have passed since conditions like Mycoplasma can produce prolonged coughing. If, however, you have fever, chest pain, headaches, blood in sputum, or anything else persisently, would see a doctor and have history and physical done to ensure nothing serious going on.
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Dr. Ronald Widman answered:

I cough up black phlegm, I quit smoking long ago. I used to sandblast for years using coal slag. Will this go away? Ever

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Chances are it will especially since your are young. However if you have not had a chest xray recently it would be a good idea to get one.
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Dr. Maritza Baez answered:

days after respiratory infection i still have postinfectious cough and still producing a little phlegm is this normal when will it go away?

6 weeks

Bronchitis
the cough associated with bronchitis can last for up to 6 weeks. You don't need antibiotics unless you are feverish or short of breath (and other symptoms,then you should see your doctor). You would just need medication to treat the cough
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Was diagnosed with a sinus infection 6mo ago, been on 5 antibiotics,refuses to go away, coughing up phlegm, few times nasty white chunks.what is this?

Chronic Sinusitis

Antibiotics
Hello. This sounds like a chronic infection has set in with recurring acute episodes needing antibiotics. See your doctor. A CT scan will help identify the severity of the problem. A fungal infection could be present, allergy linked sinusitis or a mechanical problem with your anatomy could be causing your infections. Saline irrigations could help too. Good luck.
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Dr. Khalid Khan answered:

Thick snot w/some blood.Cough with little phlegm (was a lot).pressure all in head w/some dizziness. Weakness. <- will these symptoms go away w/o meds?

No

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The symptoms would not go away without treatment.
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Phlegm buildup so much that its hard to breathe. Won't come up with forced cough. Dizzy/tired too. Had bad phlegm for year now. What can I do?

Bad phelgm

Cough
It is time to make an appointment with your doctor for a check up to see what is causing your problem. Meanwhile be sure you are not smoking as this can cause all your problems.
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I have a chest cold & I'm coughing up phlegm, but I am also wheezing. Is this a cause for concern? I don't have a pcp, so I would have to go to the ER

Probably asthma

Wheezing
you need inhaled steroids and other inhalers, probably see a doc ASAP do not wait for catastrophy
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Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. what is going on?

Allergies

Allergies
Most likely nasal allergy followed by mouth breathing followed by a cough possibly productive of mucoid material. Try allergy meds and a vaporizer at night
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

I am coughing up black phlegm and a non smoker. What is going on?

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Cough
You need to see your doctor so your discolored sputum can be diagnosed and treated. What kind of work do you do? There may be an occupational exposure causing this. Your doctor will likely send a sample to the lab for analysis and to rule out infection. You may need a bronchoscopy, where a lighted scope is passed into your airways. So, see your doctor ASAP so you can be diagnosed and treated.
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