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Coughing Up Gray Phlegm
Feeling very tired and coughing up gray phlegm. No fever but feeling quite swollen. Is this a normal viral infection?
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
Two days ago i was told I have laryngitis and now I have a cough deep in my chest and coughing up thick gray phlegm. Should i go back to the doctor?
HI, Im diagnosed of having lymph nodes TB last Nov.2013..I undergo treatment for 6mos. Now after more than 1 mo. i have hard cough & my phlegm s gray?
Probably unrelated: But get a chest xrayGet a more detailed answer ›
I've had body aches, headaches, cough/ green & now brownish-grey phlegm for a week and it's not letting up. My 2 yr old seems normal, pneumonia?
Possible Pneumonia: Your symptoms are indicative of a bacterial infections. It could be viral. Is there fever? I would recommend you be seen urgently in urgent care center, your doctor's office if you can or go to the er. A lot depends on your state of health, any chronic diseases such as pulmonary disease, diabetes or heart disease and any medications you are taking. Get seen asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi! i have this sore throat for about 6 days now and cough grey phlegm once or twice a day. i smoke light cigarettes. what should do to get rid of 'em?
Bronchitis: I understand your concern. Grey phlem is likely due to cigarette smoking and air pollution , it can also be due to or Marijuana smoking. See the Physician if coughing affects your sleep and day time functioning, difficulty in swallowing or fever. See Therapist to understand and resolve your feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, resentment for which you may be smoking; plan to decrease smoking ...Read more
Just coughed up some dark brown/grey phlegm - quit weed 2 weeks ago & had 1st cig in 3 days today, how worried should I be?
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