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Coughing Up Brown Specks
I had allergies for the past week (sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose). However, the last two days ive been coughing up thick phlegm with brown specks.
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Go see your doctor: Without more information, it's difficult to give more specific ideas. First, if you smoke, it's time to stop. Second, if you're short of breath, you may be experiencing reactive airway disease and be in need of a short acting bronchodilator such as albuterol. Third, if you have a fever, it's a good idea to go see your family doc to see if you have pneumonia. Most bronchitis is viral so no antibiot. ...Read more
Get in: If you are having fever, shortness of breath, or achiness with your cough then you should get in right away to be seen. A cough like this can be a viral illness that can clear on its own, but if you are very sick, get in to make sur you do not have a pneumonia. Try some honey with lemon for the cough. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir am working in super market soft drink section.Now sir some time brown cough coming...What is this....Am very confuse?
Not the soft drinks: It is not an effect of the soft drinks directly. You probably have allergy, and yes it could be to the soft drinks if they pop. The color of your secretion is from the cells involved in the inflammation. Allergy sometimes causes popping of the superficial blood vessels and cause yellow or brownish secretion. Eosinophils and basophils from allergy can also cause discolored secretions. ...Read more
I have green cough because of cold . but from day before yesterday i am seeing brown( slightly red) 1 or two dots in the cough. It is not much. ?
Do you smoke?: Unless you are a smoker, mucus of any color, such as yellow, brown or green is the sign of a more serious health issues which has to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
When I wake up I have to hack up some phlegm. ( very little) it is brown in color. I am 38 f. Former smoker. I don't have a cough. Is this normal?
Maybe postnasal drip: Mild nasal allergies can cause some muscus dripping in back of throat/mouth and collects there during sleep and can turn a bit brown in the am. During day, little mucus/drip is pulled down by gravity, but when sleeping mucus tends to stay in back of throat and thus productive coughing/coughing in the early am. If worsens, call doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been coughing for 5 days and just now after woke up and cough i had brown phlegm what could this be? This is the first time and after its clear
Every morning after waking up i get brown coloured cough. i have a little high b.p 146/88 & tonight my face is a little puffed. feeling worried! help?
Get seen: A cough for more than 3-5 days, could be due to bronchitis from a bacteria. See a doc. If you are taking any cough meds, they may be raising your blood pressure (and they don't work anyway and can make you worse). Stop them. If you have trouble breathing, fever over 102, or vomiting, go to an ER. Otherwise see your doc soon to be checked. See http://tinyurl.com/osmaxzo ...Read more
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