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Hello. I am coughing and throwing up mucus for almost a month now. I went down on a girl last month. This could be the reason? What should I do? Help pls

Hello. I am coughing and throwing up mucus for almost a month now. I went down on a girl last month. This could be the reason? What should I do? Help pls

Symptoms: Although your symptoms don't sound particularly suspicious for an STD - any time you have unsafe sex and are concerned - consider getting an STD evaluation. Take care.

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 3 year old son has been coughing & throwing up mucus every couple hours & coughing gets worst when sleeping can't catch breath?

My 3 year old son has been coughing & throwing up mucus every couple hours & coughing gets worst when sleeping can't catch breath?

He needs to be: Examined by his doctor. This may be a virus, but if he is worsening and having trouble breathing, he needs to be examined so that proper treatment can be started if necessary.

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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.

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I've had a cough for about 5-6 days now. I got the cough a day after I was throwing up, over night sickness. The cough is dry but some mucus comes up.

I've had a cough for about 5-6 days now. I got the cough a day after I was throwing up, over night sickness. The cough is dry but some mucus comes up.

URI: You probably have an upper respiratory infection (URI) from a common virus. They usually resolve on their own, without any treatment. If cough lasts longer than 2-3 weeks, one should see a physician.

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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.

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My 8 month old has a bad cough and lots of mucus. He keeps throwing up after coughing is there anything I can give him?

My 8 month old has a bad cough and lots of mucus. He keeps throwing up after coughing is there anything I can give him?

No cough medication: But keep his nasal passages clear with a cool moist environment. Help him clear his secretions by patting him on the back. Feeding him small amounts frequently may help his vomiting. Have his chest checked to see if anything else will help. All the best and make sure his immunizations are current.

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My 3 month old has had stuffy nose sneezing throwing up once a day maybe 2 depends she has a cough when she throws up it is mucus?

My 3 month old has had stuffy nose sneezing throwing up once a day maybe 2 depends she has a cough when she throws up it is mucus?

Post nasal drip: Yes, the mucus is coming from her nose, its irritating, makes her cough and vomit. Use salt water nose drops and a vaporizer to help her.

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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...

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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!

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I was sick the coughing stop, but when I force myself to cough its still loud and there's still mucus, but it doesn't do it on its own, will it go away?

I was sick the coughing stop, but when I force myself to cough its still loud and there's still mucus, but it doesn't do it on its own, will it go away?

Windpipe: This may be an aftermath of tracheal irritation after a viral upper respiratory tract infection which was associated with coughing up mucus. This residual irritation should eventually resolve without antibiotics unless you are coughing up discolored sputum in which case you should consult your physician for treatment.

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I've had a cough for a while but I'm not sick just feel congested with mucus?

I've had a cough for a while but I'm not sick just feel congested with mucus?

Cough: Use over the counter delsym for the cough. Any times the coughs are due to allergies. You may want to try am antihistimine over the counter like Claritin (loratadine) or the nasalcort steroid spray. The steroid spray is the best choice and most efficacious. Good luck. Feel better.

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Hard to breath. I have no mucus just hard to breath. I don't have a cough?

Hard to breath. I have no mucus just hard to breath. I don't have a cough?

See a Dr!: Depending on the level of difficulty, you may need to go to the ER, or at least give your Dr a call! Sometimes people can have a heart attack, and their only complaint is difficulty breathing, so don't ignore this! If it is just mild difficulty and has been developing gradually it is probably not an emergency. Things like emphysema, adult onset asthma can also cause difficulty breathing.

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I also have s dry cough lots of mucus and my throat always feel ichy

I also have s dry cough lots of mucus and my throat always feel ichy

More info: Sorry, there is no question associated with your problem. Fyi the questions you submit are not connected and thus if you had another question regarding this issue we can't see it. Please resubmit :).

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What can I take for mucus and a dry cough?

What can I take for mucus and a dry cough?

Mucus; cough: Drink plenty of fluids to loosen mucus; use saline nasal spray &/or gargle with warm salt water to clear secretions. Many otc products like Mucinex (guaifenesin) can also help. If develop purulent phlegm, raw/sore throat, fever, sinus pain/pressure, see doc for further evaluation & treatment. Humidifier can help add moisture to dry indoor environments.

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What's it mean when u cough up white mucus?

What's it mean when u cough up white mucus?

Cough: It means there's some irritation. Need to figure out where it is and what's causing it. If you're a febrile you likely don't need to worry. If it persists, see your doctor.

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What to do for coughing out mucus when I cough?

What to do for coughing out mucus when I cough?

Mucus: Simplest thing is a mucus thinner called 'mucolytic' such as regular Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin). Active ingredient is Guaifenesin which is very safe. Also drink plenty of fluids (water) to thin secretions while taking Guaifenesin and making it easier to cough out. Ask yourself why you are having a productive cough, and address the cause itself if possible. For example, quit smoking.

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What does it mean when you cough up brown mucus?

What does it mean when you cough up brown mucus?

Infection: Infection is most likely but both bacterial and viral infections can cause brown mucus. If this has been persistent, see your doctor.

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