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Coughing From The Lungs
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
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.?
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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?
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 ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
So the cough you get from lung cancer does not produce the same irritation sensation you get when you inhale particulate?
Yes: You can get the same kind of irritating sensation. They may not be related. ...Read more
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: ...Read more
I have thick, gray, mucus with black flecks secreting from my eyes ears and anal. I feel it in my throat and can cough it up from my lungs. What cause?
Unusual: Very unusual could be infection or abnormal bleeding. Consult primary care doctor in person for diagnosis and treatment specific to you ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Doctor said I have sinusitis. Isn't sinusitis characterized by nasal blockage? I don't have any nasal blockage just coughing up mucous from lungs and troubles breathing in general through my mouth and nose
As above: If u have not seen u pcp, make sure u see him /her for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have been coughing for about a month and it's not getting better, it's getting worse. Was told lungs were clear. What could be wrong? Cough hurts
I have inflamed lungs and chronic coughing. I have had bad lungs for years, but my cough has been getting worse (especially in the cold) what can I do?
Chronic cough: You need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist or allergist to determine what your problem is. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a cough and feels like when he coughs his lungs feel like they are on fire. What could this be. He has been waking up coughing in nigh?
Bronchitis: It is winter and it is the flu season. This scenario is playing out across the land right now. ...Read more
Inflammation...: A persistent cough will maintain some inflammation in the airways which can cause bronchospasm and continued cough. This is the reason for a cough to remain even after a bronchitis infection has resolved. The treatment often includes a steroid inhaler to decrease the inflammation as well as a bronchodilator inhaler to relieve bronchospasm. ...Read more
Several things...: You can get chest percussion, use medications such as mucomyst, drink a lot of water, use a flutter valve. ...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