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Deep Cough No Phlegm
Deep cough, green phlegm, nasal congestion and sore throat. My body aches but i don't have a fever. How long should I wait to see my pcp?
Sinusitis?: You may be dealing with a sinus infection. If you are not improving, you should notify your pcp. You may need antibiotics. The aching without fever often goes with sinus infection. In the meantime, you can try rinsing your sinuses with sterile water and premix packets of neti pot. Feel better soon! ...Read more
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
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?
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?
Deep and painful cough with sudden onset has persisted for over 5 weeks. Comes and goes throughout day, sometimes producing phlegm. Possible causes?
Possibilities..: An acute cough, especially with fever and sputum production, could be due to acute bronchitis or even pneumonia . The continued cough could be related to bronchospasm which can occur after an infection like acute bronchitis and pneumonia. See your doctor since bronchospasm can be treated with bronchodilator and possibly steroid inhalers. Smoking cessation will reduce airway inflammation. ...Read more
I have a deep hacking cough night and day, also affecting my voice, tired all the time, nothing helps, cough up clear phlegm. Have tried everything. ?
Sudden cough starting w/tickle in morning; fever of 38℃ and painful chest. Now cough much deeper + more pain and bringing up dark yellow phlegm. Dr?
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
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