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Coughing Up Bloody Phlegm In The Morning
Dear sir! I relize that I get lung inflammation and I wana know how severe is? and cough up yellow plegm in the morning and sometimes bloody plegm.
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
My mom has COPD and is a former smoker. I have never been a smoker. How likely is it that I will develope copd? I cough and have a lot of phlegm in the morning.
Do u believe the color of phlegm in the morning is BEST way to tell if you sick or not? Cough on/off during day. White to brown. I smoke. Stuffy nose
Not generally: Color of phlegm can change to green or yellow in the absence of bacterial infection, and brown is generally just associated with the continued smoking. It sounds like you have chronic bronchitis, and continued smoking is going to cause more harm, including emphysema/COPD. You need to stop. Please talk to your doctor about ways to help you quit smoking and improve your cough and your health. ...Read more
Light brown specks in phlegm, in the morning. Clears up during the day.No cough, no chest pain, no fever.Frequently congested noise. Diagnosed with lpr?
Morning Phlegm: Think of gravity as your friend during the daytime when all the phlegm drains down but when you lay down at night, gravity is not your friend and those sinuses fill up with fluid. Then you wake up and gravity pulls everything down the back of your throat. ...Read more
When I wake up in the morning I cough up phlegm, but every so often there will be small bright green balls in it. Is there something wrong with me?
I sneezed this morning and brought up a lot of phlegm which contained blood. should I get this checked. I don't have a cough or any other symtoms ?
Yes, usually: That is not unusual. Sometimes, coughs from colds can take several days to go away or get better. Obviously, if it gets much worse, or you start coughing up blood, would go see a doc right away. Hope you feel better! ...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