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Coughing Up Dry Phlegm
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 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.
About 3 weeks ago started a dry cough.Then about a week ago, wet cough and cold symp. Still coughing green phlegm.Give more time? Non smoker.
42 male dry cough lots of phlegm heard wen breathing. Is it ok to twice puf seretide 50/250 twice a day? 1 puf wont make be feel ok.Wat shod i do?
Check with doctor: You will need to check with your doctor re. The right dosing for you. For example, he could change the seretide dose to 50/125 instead of you using 1/2 the 50/250 dose since the latter will halve the bronchodilator dose as well. Your lung function test should be monitored to make sure that it is at its best since no one call predict what the lung function is without a measurement. ...Read more
How do I know when my Bronchitis is almost gone? After 3 weeks I still have a dry cough and phlegm every so often and have to use my inhaler at times
Cough: The cough from bronchitis can sometimes take over 6 weeks to fully resolve. As long are you are getting better give it time. If you start to get worse, have fevers, or cough up blood then you should get checked out again. If you smoke you need to stop or just get used to coughing... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
42 male w/ dry cough lots of phlegm can be heard when breathing. Took seretide diskus 50/250 2 puffs twice a day 1 puf wont make me better is it ok?
Yes: You need to take the prescribed dose and have it adjusted only through your doctor. ...Read more
I'm going on a date later and i want to temporarily relieve the coughing up phlegm and the dry cough that comes from the common cold. Suggestions?
Thick phlegm globules (clear mostly, white sometimes) , dry but deep cough, mild temperature, 4+ weeks. Doctor hears nothing in chest. What is it?
Atypical pneumonia: Atypical pneumonia is an infection in the lungs caused my unusual bacteria like mycoplasma or legionella and where the symptoms differ from the classic ones. Therefore, it's often harder to diagnose. The antibiotics used are different and if it becomes severe it may require hospitalization. If you're not getting better, ask your physician what he /she thinks and if a chest x-ray is warranted. ...Read more
Dry no phlegm cough for two weeks. Can't HOLD a deep breath in lungs without coughing? I cough after inhale. worse in morning. Better after hot shower
Sounds like: "asthmatic" bronchitis! Are you wheezing??? You may require an antibiotic so best bet is to call your Primary Care Provider! BTW the shower is a GIANT VAPORIZER , that's why its helping!!! Run a Vaporizer in your bedroom if possible....during the day and during sleep! Hope these "tips" help! Dr Z ...Read more
Dry cough started end of march then that started producing yellow phlegm a week later.Suptum sample returned fine. No more phlegm, but still have irritating feeling of something stuck in chest + cough.
Not unusual : A lingering cough for 4-6 weeks after a chest infection is not unusual. The causes include a temporary asthma like condition due to constriction of the bronchial tubes. Patients may notice wheezing but sometimes cough is the only symptom. The cough will improve with inhaled medication to relieve the constriction......But you need to see your physician for a proper diagnosis, and quit smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 week dry cough, with sometimes (once or twice a day) brown phlegm. Should i buy an expectorant or antitussive?
Cough: Do you have fever or chills? Any chest pain? You might need to get a cxr to exclude the possibility of having pneumonia since the treatment will be of antibiotics. It is possible also that you have allergic symptoms or even asthma. I would rather give a treatment of the cause of the cough than the cough itself. ...Read more
My 3 year old sister has dry cough and a pediatrician told us that there's a phlegm on the lungs, give us should and should nots?
Yellow phlegm,dry/wet cough. Influzena a&B neg. Put on Zpack & atrovent.& have laryngitis. Never had laryngitis b4, is that another symptom?
My 9 yr old has a cough after a flu/cold it's been 2 weeks and there has been no fever and the cough is more phlegm than dry. Worse at night.?
Every couple of months I been havin dry cough worse at night a little bit of phlegm No fever no chills Is dry cough associated with HIV or just a cold?
How to treat my cough? It is dry and inefficient. Sometimes yellow phlegm comes up. Sounds very dramatic. Not responding to nyquil, nor albuterol.
Hi,I'm an expat living in the Middle East and not keen on going to the doctors here,I've been suffering from persistent dry cough for over 3 weeks now. I took amoxicillin thinking it maybe a virus,but there's no phlegm or cold like symptoms. It's been 3 w
I am having tennis elbow surgery tomorrowand have a very slight chest congestion no phlegm just mild dry cough.
Started out as Shortness off breath (3 weeks) with Night Sweats, then congested and green phlegm and Horse voice(1 week) with dry cough and tight ches?
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
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