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I have a runny nose coughing and throwing up foamy mucus also fatigued what's wrong?

I have a runny nose coughing and throwing up foamy mucus also fatigued what's wrong?

Viral syndrome: It sounds like you may have picked up a viral syndrome. The best thing to do is to remain hydrated, use Ibuprofen at the appropriate dose and get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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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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My son is 8. Has constant mucus cough and throwing up yellow. What does that mean?

My son is 8. Has constant mucus cough and throwing up yellow. What does that mean?

Yellow upheaval: Your child has an ailment affecting his respiratory tree. At this time of year the most common cause is a viral upper respiratory infection or possibly the flu. The yellow vomitis is probably mucus, but if he has been vomiting for a prolonged period it may be bile. Other causes may be due to allergies or there may be a smoker in the house. If symptoms continue, it's time to get checked out. ...Read more

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My 3week old baby has a cough and has mucus what can I do?

My 3week old baby has a cough and has mucus what can I do?

Suporrtive care: As long as the child is eating well, staying pink and does not have a fever (rectal temp of 101 or under the arm 100), then salt water up the nose (ayr, nasalide, ocean nose drops) will help. Generally we recommend these babies be seen even if it seems like just a cold...Because of the age. Your doctor may also want to test for a virus called rsv. Continue feeding normally... ...Read more

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I've been coughing for a week started some mucus but not a lot . Wet cough .Can can't stand smoke anymore . But cough hasn't went away?

I've been coughing for a week started some mucus but not a lot . Wet cough .Can can't stand smoke anymore . But cough hasn't went away?

Doctor can evaluate: A cough that's not getting better should be evaluated by a primary care doctor, to see if there is an infection (viral, bacterial, mycoplasma, etc...), an allergy problem, an asthma problem (would then consider asthma medicines such as inhalers), etc... ...Read more

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Clear mucus once in a while during cough. Is that anything to worry about?

Clear mucus once in a while during cough. Is that anything to worry about?

Postnasal drip: Most like causes of chronic cough in adults are chronic bronchitis (smokers with yellow am sputum), gastric reflux, cough variant asthma, allergy, and post nasal drip. Most cause dry cough but sometimes can expectorate clear saliva or mucous which is of infrequent concern especially if normal chest x-ray and no breathing problems. Average healthy nose makes 1-1.5 pints of mucous daily! ...Read more

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Have a cough over 3 months , with a lot mucus I tried many syrups n med no help , I get this cough in fall season between month oct to feb, please help?

Have a cough over 3 months  , with a lot mucus I tried many syrups n med no help , I get this cough  in fall season between month oct to feb, please help?

Cough: For diagnostic and recommendations , we have to be clear about allergies, smoking, chest x/r .If chest x/r is negative, found out allergy status. If patient smoke, stop .Physical examination ent, and for some blood test looking for ige, cbc.Others as needed, .A cough present for more than 10 to 15 days , have to be check. A virus, could be the first reason , but more than 10 days, check up. ...Read more

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Hi, i've had thick mucus and a deep cough for about a month now, tried everything, what could it be and is it safe to exercise?

See your doc : Many causes of a persistent cough- viral bronchitis, pneumonia, reactive airways/asthma, post nasal drip, sinusitis, acid reflux, etc. If the cough originates from the neck/throat and you have no fever or fatigue, then you may exercise. If this is a chest cough and/or associated with fever, chills, shortness of breath or fatigue, then you need to rest and to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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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


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Throwing Up (Definition)

Throwing up is also known as Vomiting. Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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