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Coughing From Dust
From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persists, use a saline sinus wash. ...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
No: You're living in an ocean of carcinogens -- there's stuff in lemons and pepper that would be banned if they were artificial chemicals. Cancer is multistage process of molecular events. You'll never prove, and have little reason to believe, that a particular one-time exposure -- even if quite rough -- had anything to do with a particular cancer. ...Read more
Yes: A specific disease call coal miner's lung can develop with prolonged exposure to coal dust. ...Read more
Dust avoidance: The treatment of dust allergy includes avoidance of the trigger. Since dust is found very commonly in households, cleaning, vacuuming, using a product such as Febreeze-for allergic patients on upholstry, and covering the pillow and mattress with covers under the bedsheets is also advised. The management includes the use of anti-histamines which can be found over the counter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been having draining sinuses (spitting mucus, stuffy nose, asthma flare ups) after breathing in smoke from burning wood outside for <5 seconds. Why?
Allergies most likel: Symptoms likely more related to allergies than bronchitis. If able, take medication to control your symptoms, such as antihistamines ( eye drops and oral agents), nasal decongestant, nasal lavage ( like nettie pot), expectorant, and try controlling the environment triggers such as wind dust pet hair open windows fans perfumes etc...... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Do particles from smoke that you inhale from a fire or pieces of dust from clay stay in your lungs forever?
Cough isn't from secretion in my lungs, it seems to come from secretions from my wind pipe. I can't sleep from coughing. Suggest an over the counter.?
Sudden cough stuffy nose wheezing when breathing and headache from coughing could I be coming down with a cold?
You may: As described, you appear to be developing an infection that is affecting your lungs too with probable congestion and resultant wheezing. See the Doctor to get evaluated and treated, and to determine if it is viral or bacterial, for which the latter would require antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
How do you differentiate mucus from the lungs and mucus coming from deviated septum/post nasal drip?
Can airborne allergens cause greenish mucus or colored mucus from lungs and nose not in large amounts just small particles?
Sure: Sure, only small particles are necessary to cause an allergic response. There are times in allergy season when certain offenders are visible, as in the spring when oak pollen covers you car in a green dust, but most of the time these particles are not visible to the naked eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The mucus may be why you are coughing. Need to consult your doctor. ...Read more
25/m: sneezing, coughing up yellow phlegm, yellow mucus from nose, white spots on throat, very congested, trouble sleeping, headache between eyebrows.
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