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My girl friend is a non smoker and is coughing up clear flem with black spots every morning. She frequently has sharp chest pains.?

My girl friend is a non smoker and is coughing up clear flem with black spots every morning. She frequently has sharp chest pains.?

See a doctor: And have her stop smoking. This is nothing to ignore or allow to continue. Hopefully an exam and chest x-ray will show this is nothing serious, but if she continues smoking it may well become severe. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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65 year old women coughs up clear flem also comes from her nose she also has vein at the side of her eye which has been painful what could cause this?

65 year old women coughs up clear flem also comes from her nose she also has vein at the side of her eye which has been painful what could cause this?

Pressure : Any straining, including coughing, applies pressure on the blood vessels around the eye. This pressure can induce dilation of the vessels to make them more visible. Occasionally, rupture of one of these blood vessels can cause bleeding/bruising of the whites of the eye. This is usually painless and resolves with time. ...Read more

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Horrible cough. Usually worse at night, but is getting horrible during day too. Starting to cough up flem (clear). Doc said it was acid reflux, nothing?

Horrible cough. Usually worse at night, but is getting horrible during day too. Starting to cough up flem (clear). Doc said it was acid reflux, nothing?

Yes, probably reflux: Chronic unexplained cough could be associaterd with acid reflux as well as bronchial asthma. You should ask your physician about a trial of medication for acid reflux and take for at least 4 weeks and see if improves. ...Read more

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I am producing clear thick phlegm after I recuperate from cough.. Is that normal?

I am producing clear thick phlegm after I recuperate from cough.. Is that normal?

Normal: Yes, respiratory infections by some viruses might take longer to recuperate and cause cough for several weeks after acute infections. ...Read more

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I have had a consistent cough on and off for 3 months. Phlegm is clear and the cough is not severe however it is persistent. Any suggestion?

Need to see a doctor: More information is needed and you need to see a doctor for a diagnosis, asthma, acid reflux, post nasal drip due to allergic rhinitis , are the main causes of a chronic cough in a young person, in addition to a history and an exam performed by the doctor , chest x ray , pulmonary function tests, blood work might be needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cough with phlegm coming from my sinus what can I take to clear up ?

Cough with phlegm coming from my sinus what can I take to clear up ?

Depends: If symptoms have lasted less than 7days, use Ibuprofen 400 3 times a day for 3days, then as needed. Take 2 showers a day, as warm as you can tolerate, run the water right on your face to heat and and humidify the mucous, so you can cough it up and blow your nose more easily, then put mentholatum right under your nostrils. The eucalyptus in mentholatum works. If symptoms worse and > 10d, see doc. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough only when I exhale for two weeks, what is this?? Produces white clear phlegm sometimes but mostly dry. Don't smoke anymore I'm 27.

I have a dry cough only when I exhale for two weeks, what is this?? Produces white clear phlegm sometimes but mostly dry. Don't smoke anymore I'm 27.

Requires exam: and evaluation. Possibilities include lung infection/inflammation allergies, reflux of stomach acid, low grade viral infection etc. and requires exam , x-ray and possible pulmonary function testing. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more