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Coughing Up White Phlegm
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
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?
My 13 year old had a fever and a cough that is sometimes long and high pitched she is also coughing up white clear phlegm what is it? Doctor or not?
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
I have been coughing up white/clear stringy phlegm for over a week now - should I get a chest X-ray or something???
Over the few weeks been coughing up more phlegm white sticky like glue more frequently since having flu, also get blood stain when I blow my nose not always green can be clear I am asthmatic as well?
Mgt and workup: After the flu infection, there can be prolonged inflammation and casts in the airway. Your nose also may be inflamed. I would suggest keeping airway and nasal passages moist with saline and humidification. If you have any fever,pain, chills or night sweats, please see the ED or urgent care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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