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I wake up in the morning and start to profusely cough until I cough up and spit out phlegm. If I don't spit it put it triggers me to vomit .?

Cough needs eval

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If you're having daily cough it's important to be eval by your doctor. May be post nasal drainage which is treated with anthistamines. Or even acid reflux which is treated by OTC meds like prevacid or prilosec. Also need to r/o infection. More concerning would be the possibility of asthma if this is chronic. It is not unusual for cough to lead to vomiting reflex. Chest X-ray or PFT may help.
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I have had a cough for 2+ months. In morning shower I cough up phlegm. Cough and runny nose sometimes extends thru the day. I don't feel sick, and a non-smoker.

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A chronic cough with nasal symptoms and not feeling sick sounds like an allergic problem. Allergies are a chronic disease that often is annoying but not severe. When severe, allergy patients can have a worse average quality of life than cancer patients. A chronic cough for two months could be a viral bronchitis resolving slowly, or asthma, or a subacute sinus infection. Time to see an allergist.
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What does it mean when you cough up a string thick green phlegm?

Infection

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You may have a viral infection or a bacterial bronchitis. If the symptoms persist, you need to see your doctor for an antibiotic.
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Dr. Mark C. Loury answered:

I am a smoker and cough up green phlegm a lot through the night. why is this?

Chronic bronchitis

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Smokers are more likely to cough at night and first thing in the morning because the smoke damages the lungs ability to clean itself so mucus sits during periods of inactivity, becomes discolored, and then is coughed out. If the green mucus is recent consider viral illness or pneumonia
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Dr. John McMahan answered:

Completed zpac was feeling better. now I am feeling achy again and my phlegm is back to being hard to cough up and grey green. Please help!

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Call your doctor... you may need to be seen or checked for pneumonia or sinusitis. Sometimes more antibiotics are needed.
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Dr. Gutti J. Rao answered:

I've been coughing hard enough to the point where I choke, I cough up green and tannish phlegm. I also get chest pain. Should I see a doctor?

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I think you should. Could be bronchitis, post nasal drip, or sinusitis
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Dr. John J. Minoli answered:

After punctured sinus during rt canal, does puncture wound EVER heal? 3 mnths since .. still cough up green phlegm & sore cheek. How to rid infection?

May need antibiotics

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You may have an oral-antral fistula (communication between the oral cavity and the maxillary sinus). You refer to a 3 month period with associated signs of infection. This may indicate a need for antibiotic therapy such as oral administration of penicillin-like antibiotics. The quiescence of infection may help the communication to heal and close. if it still persists you may need surgical closure.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

3 days feels like a lot of phlegm in my throat. some times I cough up a green/brown color phlegm. I don't feel sick no fever. some chest pains w/cough?

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See your doctor. He may want to get a chest xray to rule ou pneumonia
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

How come I cough up phlegm?

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If you have a productive cough chronically, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD typically caused by smoking. You should see your doctor as this can be treated and symptoms lessened. If you still smoke, smoking cessation is also needed and your doctor can help with this as well.
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I am now afraid to cough up phlegm?

Cough it up

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the problem with coughing is the discomfort or pain some people feel. Loosen the secretion with lots of fluid or expectorant/mucolytic or even bronchodilator if needed to make coughing easier. Phlegm not coughed up can thicken and plug or close the airways and can become culture media for infection to grow. So I suggest cough it up.
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