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Coughing Up Clear Thick Mucus
I've been coughing and sneezing. 1st i was cough up clear thick mucus and now its yellow & thick. Chest, throat hurt. Cough is worst when laying down.
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
I've been coughing up clear, thick mucus with brownish blackish specks for months now. Why is this happening? What is it?
Cough: "brownish blackish specks" may be due to tobacco use or environmental exposure. Since we don't know anything about your medical history, social history or environmental exposures, I recommend you consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Had a cold a week ago but still coughing up clear thick mucus and having to clear my throat of it also is this allergies or remnants of the cold?
Post viral cough: This is still withing the normal limits of what we expect from a cold. If you already have allergies then it could be contributing to your symptoms but a new onset of allergy is unlikely in this scenario. ...Read more
Could I have pneumonia? Severe cough, chills, vomiting, can't eat or sleep for 2 days, coughing up and vomiting up clear thick mucus
Coughing up thick clear mucus with white specks for a couple weeks also gave either a stuffy or runny nose with it. Is this viral bacterial or allergy?
Hard to say: this is hard to differentiate elegy versus bacterial versus viral on the appearance of the mucus. Usually with infection the mucus can be green, red, or have blood on it, this is best discussed with your physician to help clarify which of these it may be or if it's something else. There are other lung problems that we might consider beyond the three you describe ...Read more
Coughing up thick clear white speckled mucus runny sometimes stuffy nose some sinus pressure no sore throat fever or fatigue. Could this be allergies?
Dimetapp DM: Antihistamines will help your runny nose. Dextromethorphan will help your cough. Expectorants like Guaifenesin (robitussin, mucinex) thin mucus. Decongestants help with nasal congestion. Otc preparations typically will combine these ingredients so u can tailor your symptoms by reading the label. ...Read more
I have COPD emphysema i cough up thick greenish sometimes clear mucus but always with brown flecks in it what is it n is it normal?
COPD: is an obstructive airway disease. there is air trapping and your lungs cannot express mucus as well as normal lungs. Mucus production, ( even with different colors) is not abnormal. If you start having fevers or chills or increased Shortness of breath, see your doctor. Try your best to stop smoking altogether. ...Read more
Had flu(3 weeks ago) had tb(1yr ago), current X-ray shows clear. In the morning i wake up breathing hard, and i cough dry thick chunky green mucus, why?
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