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Coughing Up Clear Sticky Phlegm
What meds should I take to clear my throat? It feels like there's a sticky phlegm i can't cough out. Thanks!
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
I feel like theres a sticky phlegm that even I clear my throat and nose its still there and im having difficulty breathing. I don't have cough. Help!?
Allergies possible: Allergic rhinitis or non allergic prenial rhinitis can both give a feeling of sticky mucus in the back of the throat. See you healthcare provider to determine which condition you may have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long does cough last after quitting smoking?Quit week ago. Coughing up a lot of brown and clear phlegm
First of all: Congratulations on quitting! the cough could certainly last a few weeks while your lungs start to clear. If the cough persists for longer and is accompanied by any other symptoms you should see your doctor. Stay healthy! ...Read more
Hi 31 f with asthma. Had cold, now sob need to cough, can't always clear it. Lungs feel half full. Phlegm clear frothy pef is at 60%. What should I do ?
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I'm 68. I had acute bronchitis 7 months ago. This past month I bring up clear phlegm. I don't have a cough-I just cough when I feel congested?
Irritated bronchi: Clear mucus generally indicates some inflammation (irritation) without infection. If you never smoked or had asthma, this might be allergic or due to an irritant, or might represent a response to a mild viral infection. If you get a fever, your mucus changes, or if the cough worsens or persists longer than another week or two, you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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