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Mucus (Definition)

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


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Coughing up bubbly mucus or something has brown spots thru out sometimes and sometimes clear. I have no runny nose?

Coughing up bubbly mucus or something has brown spots thru out sometimes and sometimes clear. I have no runny nose?

Ur symptom is: From bronchitis and is related to ur smoking. Muster courage and quit smoking before it's too late. God bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-bronchitis-basics http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/smoking. Html. ...Read more

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Also pain in right shoulder n back pain. I have really thick mucus with brown spots in it. Am tired all the time n so short of breath.

Pneumonia: You describe symptoms suggesting pneumonia. Was the chest Xray normal?
Would recommend that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Coughing up Clear phlem with lots of brown spots?

Coughing up Clear phlem with lots of brown spots?

Bronchitis?: Brown phlegm can be from dead tissue the body is eliminating as it fights infection (viral or bacterial) or can be old blood from inflamed airways or nasal bleeding that has drained down the back of throat. Could also be from pneumonia or even pulmonary TB. If no other symptoms & person is otherwise healthy nonsmoker, it's likely viral infection. See a physician if worried or worsening. ...Read more

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I have been coughing up clear phlegm with lots of brown spots in it at least 10 times a day, what could this be?

I have been coughing up clear phlegm with lots of brown spots in it at least 10 times a day, what could this be?

Pulmonary: Do you have a fever? Do you have a history of asthma. If not it sounds like allergies. Do you work around a lot of dust or mold? Sounds like you are being exposed to something in the environment. Wearing a mask might help. If this doesn't get better soon you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been coughing up phlegm for a few months now. It is clear with little brown spots.

Hi, I have been coughing up phlegm for a few months now. It is clear with little brown spots.

Phlegm from cough: Mostly clear phlegm is fairly normal. You probably have allergies. I would try a nasal steroid like Flonase and use it twice a day. It takes about 3 to 5 days to work. Be patient. You can try a decongestant like sudafed to dry you up until the Flonase kicks in. Good luck! Feel better! ...Read more

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Coughing white thick phelgm and occasionally brown spots in it. Have acid reflux problem. What it could be?

Coughing white thick phelgm and occasionally brown spots in it. Have acid reflux problem. What it could be?

Many. See a doctor.: This could be from uncontrolled reflux, but there are also many other potential causes of your symptoms which may include infection or lung disorder. You should see a doctor in order to evaluate this further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Some of my acne fades away but there's still ugly brown spots left! Will I ever have a clear face again?

See your: Dermatologist to see which treatment options are recommended specifically for you. ...Read more

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Hi doc, please I need name of excellent peel cream or whiteing cream to remove back brown spots and make skin clearly. Thanks?

Hi doc, please I need name of excellent peel cream or whiteing cream to remove back brown spots and make skin clearly. Thanks?

Ask your DR for a: Prescription of a depigmenting cream or check out some asian store for sebo de macho. Find out from your dr the cause of this. Take care! ...Read more

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Is spitting 1-2 times per day clear phlegm with brown spots a sign of the lungs functioning properly?

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Is spitting 1-2 times per day clear phlegm with brown spots a sign of the lungs functioning properly?

See a doctor: Brown spots in your phlegm doesn't sound like properly functioning lungs. I would see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Had my period from 7/17 to 7/22. Had sex on 7/24. Have been experiencing clear mucous discharge tinged with brown spots. What could this be?

Had my period from 7/17 to 7/22. Had sex on 7/24. Have been experiencing clear mucous discharge tinged with brown spots. What could this be?

Clear discharge: Doesn't necessarily mean you have an infection. However if you find that discharge is different from yor normal, get checked for STD's ...Read more

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Brown spots on back of teeth for few months now. I don't drink tea/coffee/coke. Wear clear retainer nightly, brush/floss daily. No pain. Help?

Brown spots on back of teeth for few months now. I don't drink tea/coffee/coke. Wear clear retainer nightly, brush/floss daily. No pain. Help?

Calculus?: If the spots are behind your front teeth then it is likely calculus formations. See your Dentist for evaluation and your hygienist for professional cleaning. Ask for strategies to help prevent the calculus (tartar) buildup in the future. Some form it much faster than others. If not calculus, then can be demineralization/decay. Same plan. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown spots on my skin?

Why do I get brown spots on my skin?

Brown spots: One cause for brown spots on the skin are solar lentigines (AKA liver spots/ age spots). These are caused by increased melanin pigment in the skin. They can increase with age. The best way to avoid them is by avoiding sunlight and using a high SPF sunscreen. ...Read more

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How could I get brown spots on my skin?

How could I get brown spots on my skin?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does brown spots on your nuckles mean?

Very little: Most of the time this means very little. May be "age spots" Not serious as a rule but if just came up and getting darker, need to see your doc. If you lay out in the sun or tanning both, need to look into having your skin checked for sun related skin cancer. ...Read more

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Why do I have brown spots on my fingertips?

Don't know.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the raised brown spots on my back?

Dermatological eval.: There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What if my baby has brown spots on his body?

What if my baby has brown spots on his body?

Brown spots?: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation. For example, Mongolian spots are common and nothing to worry about. Cafe au lait spots may need to be followed. Ask you pediatrician - since they can actually see the "brown spots" you are referring to they are in the best position to give them a name and let you know the significance. Internet "guessing" is likely only going to cause undue anxiety. ...Read more

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What does brown spots on your underwear mean?

What does brown spots on your underwear mean?

May be spotting of: Blood or other vaginal discharge. If toward the back of underwear - it could be fecal smearing. ...Read more

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What causes small flat brown spots on areola?

What causes small flat brown spots on areola?

Sound like normal: Areas of pigmentation. This can also occur with a pregnancy and remain afterward. Why are you concerned?
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What might cause reddish/brown spots on my skin?

Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm getting brown spots on my skin. Is this from the sun?

I'm getting brown spots on my skin. Is this from the sun?

Maybe or maybe not: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have these brown spots on my back and chest, what do I do?

I have these brown spots on my back and chest, what do I do?

Moles: Hi luis! There are a few reasons for brown spots. Simple moles are very common and can increase in number with age and sun exposure. That is usually the reason in young people, and other causes occur in older adults. If there is a mole which is larger, darker, growing in size, or multicolored then you should visit your primary physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

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