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Coughing Mucus But Not Sick
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of cough with mucus production. More details and further investigation is needed to determine the cause. Your physician may obtain a sputum test with cytology, spirometry, TB skin test and chest radiograph as part of the wok up. If you have a history sinus disease, smoking, allergies, asthma, pneumonia, reflux, choking please mention this to your physician ...Read more
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
I have a cold (sneezing, runny nose, dry cough). No fever, but feel unusually weak and shaky. Feel viral but not actual pain. Probably not flu?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Getting over flu. Have bad cough, asthma flare up. Could hardly breathe well.On prednisone but not working.Could this be pneumonia? I have no fever
Is this really a simple cold/ flu? Still sick after 3 days. No stuffy/ runny nose, yes coughing up phlegm/ blood, throat irritation, loss appetite.
What does it mean when your choking but coughing very deep like you smoke cigarettes ? But only cough not sick
Check it out: Mnay reasons may just be sinus issues ...Read more
I have a chesty cough and have coughed hard green phlegm, feelslike it's popping sometimes when coughing, low grade fever, runny nose, is it pneumonia?
Needs adequate follo: U r a 62 y/o female w/ several conditions probably requiring chronic medications. u do not mention anything about shortness of breath, chest pain, fevers or any other related pulmonary symptoms. I would want the answer to these questions but at least you would require an exam by your doctor as well as some labs and probably a chest xr. also would want to know if others in your house smokes. ...Read more
I cough (chesty cough) when im feeling cold or in very cold environment. I smoke. No sputum/phlegm but a bit of wheezing?
Asthma: Patients with asthma often find that their symptoms of wheezing and/or coughing will be worse in cold air or if they have a cold. Certainly the smoking may also make you more sensitive to irritants or allergens which can trigger symptoms. Stopping smoking and getting on the correct medication will make it easier to control your symptoms. ...Read more
Does rattling in chest always mean pneumonia? Feeling better today - no more fever/sneezing/body aches but I have rattling cough with little producton
Sore throat tight chest feel mucus in my chest Not coughing much but when I do I cough up thick greenish to yellowish mucus,feel fatigued. That's it?
I have a cough.Cough lasted 2 weeks now. I have a constant runny nose but not stuffy. No changes in breathing. Throat tickles. Whooping cough? Thanks!
I have a very nasty cough cant stop coughing finding it hard it breath horrible taste when coughing up yellow/green phlem?
Mgt: I would suggest drinking fluids, rest and if you have a fever for more than one day, seeing your PCP. You may have bronchitis, Most bronchitic infections are viral but some should be treated with a course of antibiotics. If you have lung disease, smoke, or are experiencing shortness of breath, please see your ED right away. ...Read more
Just got over respitory flu. But now im coughing very bad.Yellow mucus. Stuffed up head. What could it be?
Post-viral bronchiti: Most likely this is post-viral bronchitis which is just what it says--bronchitis (inflammation of the large breathing tubes of the lungs after a viral infection has damaged the lining of the tubes. It resolves slowly without treatment, but the cough may be very bothersome. If so, see your health care provider. For now, increase fluids (extra 8 oz with every meal at least) and use nose drops. ...Read more
Stuffy nose, mucus producing cough, NO sore throat, my chest feels tight, but I can breathe just fine no shortness of breath: flu, cold, pneumonia?
Stuffy runny nose no fever sneezing with somewhat productive cough that burns chest when coughing mucus is green yellow and white?
Testing: If you have brown phlegm, it may be related to an infection and/or mild bleeding. Your physician may order a chest x ray, TB test and send the phlegm for cultures and also rule out a malignancy. If you smoke or are exposed to smoke, it is important to avoid smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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