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Dry cough from lungs at night waking me up?

Dry cough from lungs at night waking me up?

See doctor...: Possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. Once the etiology of your cough is identified, it can be treated since each of these has a different treatment. So, see your doctor asap.

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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I have a dry cough coming from my lungs for a week now. I don't have mucus or any other symptoms. I took delsum but that isn't working. Please help.?

I have a dry cough coming from my lungs for a week now. I don't have mucus or any other symptoms. I took delsum but that isn't working. Please help.?

Could be allergies: Depending on any other symptoms, could be allergies. You might try over-the-counter Flonase and/or Zyrtec (cetirizine). If it does not improve, you should be evaluated by a physician.

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What are some things one can do to alleviate cough from lung cancer?

What are some things one can do to alleviate cough from lung cancer?

Not a lot: But try nasal saline twice daily to decrease nasal mucus. Humidity- humidifier in sleeping area. Narcotic cough suppressant-codeine commonly.

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Pain in upper right lung every now and then when breathe and moving, not strong, sometimes dry cough coming from lungs, smoker for 1, 5 year. 17 yrsold?

Pain in upper right lung every now and then when breathe and moving, not strong, sometimes dry cough coming from lungs, smoker for 1, 5 year. 17 yrsold?

Growing pains?: Has your rib cage grows and your lungs expand, There are various unusual aches and pains associated. I highly recommend you stop smoking. Less than 25% of people smoke now a days and you are in the minority. A dry cough is particularly bad in such a young history of smoking. A chest x-ray might be valuable

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Every so often I cough up somethimg from my lung its a small jelly blob clear. The size of a pea. What r they? It just comes flying out in in 1 cough

Every so often I cough up somethimg from my lung its a small jelly blob clear. The size of a pea. What r they? It just comes flying out in in 1 cough

Mucous: Most likely. BUT worth having evaluation. Smoker? Environmental issues? Animals, asbestos, dust mold etc. If prior pneumonia or lung issues, then bronchiectasis is possible. There are also some lung inflammations that cause more sputum

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Please advise if it's normal to cough up staples from lung surgery 3 yrs later?

Please advise if it's normal to cough up staples from lung surgery 3 yrs later?

Not normal: While this may not represent a major problem, it would not be considered "normal". A follow up with the thoracic surgeon would be advised. Surgical staples used to remove part of a lung could migrate and be coughed up, but evaluation by the surgeon would be best to make sure this doesn't represent a more serious problem.

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How do you tell if a cough is coming from ur lungs or throat? Can hear congestion when cough, but not bring up much, but chest burns when I cough, hel

How do you tell if a cough is coming from ur lungs or throat? Can hear congestion when cough, but not bring up much, but chest burns when I cough, hel

Location of phlegm: Hard to tell often where the cough is coming from but some generalities do exist. If it is coming from the nose and throat, you might feel post nasal drip and this would respond to Flonase and or clarispray over the counter. You can also take cough syrup, delsym over the counter. It works well. Take Tylenol or Motrin for the pain with the cough. Good luck and feel better:

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Is it normal to taste what you cough if I cough from something that irritated my lungs like cigarettes I then taste that smell in my mouth

Is it normal to taste what you cough if I cough from something that irritated my lungs like cigarettes I then taste that smell in my mouth

Yes it is normal: When you cough microscopic particles of what ever is in your lungs gets brought up and is deposited on your tongue. Once these particles are on your tongue you taste them.

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What is treatment for coughing up fluid from lungs?

What is treatment for coughing up fluid from lungs?

Depends.....: First, the etiology of the cough and "fluid" needs to be diagnosed. For example, the fluid could be from congestive heart failure or be inflammatory sputum from acute bronchitis or an asthma exacerbation. All of these etiologies have different treatments so see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then the correct treatment rendered. If you are short of breath, go to the er.

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Coughing up mucus from lungs. Its yellowish green and it tastes horrible. Does that mean it's bacterial or viral?

Coughing up mucus from lungs. Its yellowish green and it tastes horrible. Does that mean it's bacterial or viral?

Productive cough: We used to think that colored mucus was a sure sign of a bacterial infection, but that is not always the case. Often, discolored mucus may be draining from the sinuses vs the lungs. Get an evaluation if this persists.

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What causes a long term cough besides the lungs?

What causes a long term cough besides the lungs?

Many things: Acid reflux, post nasal drip, foreign body choking.

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My lungs hurt when I cough. What can I do to get better?

My lungs hurt when I cough. What can I do to get better?

As above: If u have not seen u pcp, make sure u see him /her for evaluation and work up.

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Do you know when you cough, does your lungs expand or contract?

Do you know when you cough, does your lungs expand or contract?

Contract: A cough results from airflow out of the lungs. For this to happen, lungs need to contract, decreasing in volume, as the air leaves.

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What can it be I sometimes cough, and sometimes can't get enough air in my lungs?

What can it be I sometimes cough, and sometimes can't get enough air in my lungs?

Inspire vs expire: Coughing and shortness of breath are common symptoms for asthma. Difficulty breathing on expiration is typical of asthma, while difficulty breathing on inspiration can be suggestive of vocal cord dysfunction. This is when the vocal cords close instead of open when taking a breath. It can occur with asthma or not with asthma. A pulmonologist, allergist or ENT can assist with the diagnosis.

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When I wake up in the morning I have fluid on my lungs and cough until I am sick. This has been happening for about 8 years.

When I wake up in the morning I have fluid on my lungs and cough until I am sick. This has been happening for about 8 years.

See a doctor!: Your symptoms could be caused by a wide range of problems (infections, asthma, allergies or toxic exposures, other serious lung or heart conditions), but this is definitely serious and not normal. See a primary care doctor, who will start off with a detailed history (asking lots of questions) and most likely bloodwork & x-rays, possibly additional tests. These are certainly not symptoms to ignore.

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I smoke too much from last 3 yrs. I want to quit it bt cannot. And how can I make lungs clean again and too much cough is also coming when I cough?

Get assistance: Need to quit. Need professional help & treatmernt for both drug dependency & a bronchitic component before is not too late.

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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