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Coughing Up Mucus And Bad Breath
Acute bronchitis.: This does sound consistent with acute bronchitis, with that pleuritic type chest pain and productive cough. Are you being treated? 95% of the time acute bronchitis is viral, but steroids usually help eradicate the infection quickly. Sometimes antibiotics are needed. If this has been going on for more than a few days, seek treatment. ...Read more
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
White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad gastric reflux. Wake up coughing and coughing and gagging. At work I cough and gag, what to do?
Chest pain running fever really dizzy and heart rate is86 so weak coughing but stopped coughing stuff up and. Hurts to breath?
Post nasal drip hacking often. Mucus drips in throat overnight, wake up congested and dehydrated. Hacking when I woke up and feels like my throat down to lungs is irritated feels like i cant breathe?
I have a very nasty cough cant stop coughing finding it hard it breath horrible taste when coughing up yellow/green phlem?
Mgt: I would suggest drinking fluids, rest and if you have a fever for more than one day, seeing your PCP. You may have bronchitis, Most bronchitic infections are viral but some should be treated with a course of antibiotics. If you have lung disease, smoke, or are experiencing shortness of breath, please see your ED right away. ...Read more
Nausea a runny nose coughing up yellow phlegm dizzines stomach pains tiredness and with my asthma sometimes breathing difficulties &tight chest fevers?
I have a bad sore throat, hard cough, yellow mucus, chest pains, shortness of breath, and fast pulse.
See a doctor: Suggest you see ahealth care provider for examintion and appropriate treatment ...Read more
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
Woke up because I couldn't breathe and couldn't talk. Then coughed up a chunky, bloody snot mixture. Coughing. Cannot take deep breath without cough ?
See your doctor : Depending on how long this has been going on will help to determine whether this infection that you have is viral or bacterial. The answer will help to determine whether you will need and benefit from an antibiotic. The fact that the mucus is discolored does not mean that it is bacterial. That decision is based on a variety of factors including how long your symptoms have been going on. ...Read more
I have been spitting up brown mucus having trouble breathing chest hurts when cough sweating severe headache?
I'm frequently coughing, chest pressure, coughing clear to yellow mucus, wheezing, and feel really tired. Help me?
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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