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Coughing Up Skin Tissue
Coughed up chunk of blood and tissue like material. Is it possible to cough up tissue ? Have had sinus infection mild bronchitis 2weeks onantibiotic
Sinusitis: This is probably debris from your sinus infection and shouls clear after your symptoms resolve. A saline nasal rinse will aid in getting rid of that material. ...Read more
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
Just coughed up what looks like mucky skin tissue? Could this just be hardened mucus?Was gooey and malleable but solid enough to be sharp coming up.
Likely mucous: I would consider getting a full check up if there is concern. A doctor could check your ears, throat, listen to your lungs. If this is a single episode observation would be reasonable. Otherwise see a doctor immediately. Good luck ...Read more
The usual mucous : activated by ingested virus or bacteria; normal mucous produced by lungs to trap inhaled microscopic material is white; becomes either yellow or green if enough WBCs are present ingesting virus/bacteria & making internal enzymes (producing the color) used to inactivate & digest viral particles or bacterial cells. Repeated intense cough can break blood vessels resulting in tinges of blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From the sinus: Some individuals can have a bloody nasal discharge from a sinus infection, if some of it is swallowed it may be coughed up too. If the symptom persists, use a saline sinus wash. ...Read more
I roll up tissue paper/ toilet paper to a point ,cleaning out the mucous /snot in my nose . sometimes I hit the sensitive tissue will it regenerate ?
No damage: As described, the sensitivity is stopping your advancing so it is being protected and there is no damage to require regeneration. ...Read more
Are you referring to: ...a rug burn or other type of rash that's caused by something rubbing against the skin? The rash itself IS a symptom. There may be no other symptoms. If I'm completely off the mark here, please resubmit your question clarifying what you mean by "skin slide." Thank you! Dr. Anne @ HealthTap. ...Read more
Would scar tissue left from pleurisy show up on a chest x-ray? Also would scar tissue cause recurring chest pain?
Yes: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It's possible to have developed scarring. It's also possible that there's a little bit of leftover damage still healing itself. It's widespread inflammation, takes some time to heal, and that could cause chronic chest pain or discomfort. ...Read more
Have a sore chest. Lungs keep filling with mucus very wheezy feels heavy. Clears with coughing but fills up again feels like an effort to breathe?
Maybe asthma: Sounds like reactive airway disease or asthma or possibly bronchitisThe symptoms of asthma include: feeling short of breath.frequent coughing, especially at night,wheezing (a whistling noise during breathing,difficulty breathingand chest tightness. You should consult physican for physical exam and possible testing and imaging. ...Read more
Possibly: A bacterial infection is also possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. any ideas??
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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