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Coughing Up White Frothy Phlegm
Had cough 3 weeks, high temp & diag bronchitis in 3rd week. Penicillin. Now coughing up white frothy phlegm. Is this normal or should I go back to gp?
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
Bronchitis: Chest discomfort with white phlegm may be from a viral bronchitis. If the phlegm turns yellow, green or red see the doctor to check for a bacterial infection which may respond to an antibiotic. Recurrent symptoms should always be evaluated by the doctor. Do not smoke or use any tobacco products... 'Prevention Works!' ...Read more
12 hours of dyspnea,wheezing and productive cough with white frothy phlegm.Relieved without any medication.Next day same, took citrazine and relieved?
Hi 31 f with asthma. Had cold, now sob need to cough, can't always clear it. Lungs feel half full. Phlegm clear frothy pef is at 60%. What should I do ?
Ive had a chesty cough for 3 weeks, clear frothy phlegm. Can hear noises when my mouth is open. Feel generally unwel and tired. Haven't got a fever.
Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec but i can't get rid of cough?
It can: Reflux in infants is a common trigger for a cough. The Prilosec decreases stomach acid and may decrease irritation, but it does not stop the reflux, it just makes it less painful. With time and gradual assumption of an upright posture for more hours/day, the reflux and related cough decreases. It iften peaks around the 4-5 month period. ...Read more
I developed a mild cough with phlegm, it's been a week and getting better. About how long do coughs last? The phlegm is white not very thick.wat 2take
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.
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