Deep cough in chest with phlegm - Doctor answers
My family has had a cough for over 3 weeks not going away came with slight fever at first. It's a deep chest cough with phlegm. Worried bout my kids?
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
Thick phlegm globules (clear mostly, white sometimes), dry but deep cough, mild temperature, 4+ weeks. Doctor hears nothing in chest. What is it?
Atypical pneumonia: Atypical pneumonia is an infection in the lungs caused my unusual bacteria like mycoplasma or legionella and where the symptoms differ from the classic ones. Therefore, it's often harder to diagnose. The antibiotics used are different and if it becomes severe it may require hospitalization. If you're not getting better, ask your physician what he /she thinks and if a chest x-ray is warranted. ...Read more
My Phlegm is a rust brown color. I have a deep cough, shortness of breathe, severe chest pain, and night sweats. I have chronic costrocondritis?
Could be: Several different things. Sometimes infections are very low grade and you may just be stricken by an annoying cough. But this could also be related to acid reflux or sinus issues complicated by post nasal drip (allergic or not). If you find it bothersome seek an in person evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly pneumonia: I have found that when people have a deep cough associated with pain on taking a deep breath they often times have pneumonia. You should be evaluated by a physician. If this has been a long-term problem then you definitely need to be evaluated as there are other causes. ...Read more
Getting over cold still have a cough Its a deep cough sometimes My chest has been hurting, especially when I move (sit to stand) how can I alleviate?
Post-tussive cough.: When we're sick with an upper or lower respiratory infection, the cough tends to be the last symptom to clear. This is called a post-tussive cough which, as you can surmise, means "post-cough cough". The coughing itself makes the cough linger. The solution? Cough suppressant. ...Read more
8 yr. Old diagnosis with pneumonia x2 in 3months. Now has occasional deep cough, nonproductive with chest pain.
Not sure if I have bronchitis I know my chest hurts in my coughing is deep cough I just can't get warm. I not sure if I have pneumonia either?
Get evaluation: Your doctor will be able to examine you and treat either of the conditions. ...Read more
Hv a very bad deep cough during wint. Mos esp. Every yr. My ribs and chest hurt. Hard to sleep. In physical dr never says anything is wrong. Am I ok?
Cold weather + lungs: Cold weather may irritate your lungs, specifically the upper airways called bronchi. It is a variant of asthma. In some people, as cold air rushes in on taking a breath, the irritation causes the bronchi to constrict, resulting in cough and even wheezing. Physical exam (done at room temperature and at rest) is often normal. These reactive airways may improve with a trial of bronchodilators. ...Read more
Ihave a deep cough w/ white foamy phlegm for 2 weeks and crackling sounds in my lungs when I lay down at night and almost takes my breath away?
I've been sick with a cold and after day 5 I have a deep cough, I'm extremely lightheaded and I have difficulty breathing along with chest pains.?
Chest cold: Your upper respiratory infection has spread to your breathing passages and now you have acute bronchitis. There may be a component of asthma as well, even if you've never had asthma before. If you're uncomfortably short of breath, you should go immediately to an ER for prompt treatment. If it's just a nuisance symptom, you ought to at least see your doctor tomorrow to be examined. ...Read more
My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -
Having horrible lower back pain, and my chest hurts when I breath in deep, cough right after. Stomach bloated, help?
Multiple symptoms: It is very likely that these symptoms are a domino effect. Coughing probably due to some infection, leads to chest pain, may even cause a lumbar herniated disc causing back pain. You need a medical evaluation as soon as possible to treat possible lung infection. If you smoke - stop. Bloated stomach may be entirely different. ...Read more
Chest pain near my heart about 3 weeks after having my appendix burst and removed. It hurts to lay down breathe deep cough sneeze burp?
Pain right hand side of my chest, roughly below or behind breast. Most time feels like a dull ache but when breathe deep/cough/laugh etc its sharp?
Pleuritic chest pain: Is what you are describing. A common cause is a viral or bacterial lung infection but here are other conditions that can be more serious. A lung infection is reason enough to seek medical attention. ...Read more
Is it safe to take OTC Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough + chest congestion dm & an albuterol nebulizer treatment 2 hours apart? I am sick with a terrible deep cough
Should I go to the ER? Mild fever 5 days chest and sinus congestion, deep cough and wheezing. Lightheaded with headache and body aches
Primary Care: Your primary care provider is likely a better choice for non life-threatening illness. ER doctors are trained to work quickly and efficiently in situations where the patient's life is at risk, so you are more likely to be exposed to tests that involve radiation or risk of false-positive results. Of course if you are struggling to breath, the ER is appropriate. ...Read more
I have a bad cold/cough with sinus pressure and a deep cough in my chest. Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus and Robitussin DM at the same time?
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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