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Dry Cough And Clear Gel Like Mucus
Have had a cough now coming up on 2 weeks, mucus majority clear, a very aggravating dry cough sometimes broken up with mucus, no other symptoms tho.
Cough: After 2 weeks of your coughing, it is time to go in and have it evaluated. Your cough could be due to many things, so it is important to find out why. If you have high fever, shortness of breath, chest pain or difficulty breathing make sure you get in to be evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
I had a cold prior protected sex & afterwards, cough since. Is a month-long dry cough with rare productive clear, white mucus symptomatic of STD/HIV?
Not HIV or other STD: No STD causes cough, nasal congestion, or other cold symptoms. Neither does HIV. Acute HIV symptoms, when they occur, are sore throat, headache, muscle aches, inflamed lymph nodes, and rash -- but not cough, runny nose, sinus symptoms, etc. Almost certainly you just have a cold or allergy, not related to any sexual exposure (unless your partner also had a cold). No worries, no need for testing! ...Read more
For the last 6 mnths i have a really dry cough and have gel like balls that come up with the cough, usually worse in the morning but occurs thru out?
Dry cough 7 days — some clear mucous, feel wheeze and crackles. Cough at end of exhale. Breathless and tired. Cephalexin for 5 days no help. Worried
Should pass: New onset cough, even with a wheeze, is most commonly a transient issue due to low-grade, often viral, illness affecting the respiratory tract. Cough generally lingers the longest. If you are worried or have other concerning symptoms, see your doctor as the list of potential causes (other than the above) is long. ...Read more
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For about a week I have what seems like dry cough during day & in the mornings I have more cough with thick green mucus. Why? Dr only says it is viral
Mucus; cough: Drink plenty of fluids to loosen mucus; use saline nasal spray &/or gargle with warm salt water to clear secretions. Many otc products like Mucinex (guaifenesin) can also help. If develop purulent phlegm, raw/sore throat, fever, sinus pain/pressure, see doc for further evaluation & treatment. Humidifier can help add moisture to dry indoor environments. ...Read more
Possibilities...: If this has been going on for 3 weeks or longer, it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. If it has been going on for less than that, it is likely acute bronchitis. Your doctor needs to evaluate you so treatment can be initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit immediately and your doctor can also help with this goal. ...Read more
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Dry coughs are just as common as wet coughs. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Chronic bronchitis..: This could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It occurs mostly in smokers and is not due to infection. You would need to be seen by your doctor and have pulmonary function tests to diagnose this entity. There is no cure but there are treatments available. The most important step to slow disease progression is smoking cessation and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more
Hi am having a dry cough with itching and mucus but when I cough it does not come up. What could it be?
Cough that lasts over a week. No mucus production. Dry cough. Sometimes coughing spasms are mild. What could be wrong?
Sometimes a dry cough can be a sign of asthma. If the cough continues for three weeks or more, I would recommend pulmonary function testing.
If you are experiencing a viral illness, then the symptoms should resolve and improve over the next one week. A
virtual consult is available by appt. For further management. ...Read more
For 4 days I have had a dry cough with a heavy feeling in my chest and a constant need to cough feels like my chest is full of mucus. Normal breathing?
Dry cough: This may be a viral upper respiratory tract infection involving the trachea(windpipe). If your home is too dry, get a humidifier, drink liquids, and try an expectorant cough syrup to try to loosen secretions. See a physician if symptoms persist, or if fever, breathlessness, chest pain, wheezing develop. ...Read more
Cough: There are multiple causes of cough. You may have bronchitis, or post nasal drip from sinus/nasal congestion. Allergies to pollen, dust or mold may also cause cough. Also, stomach acid reflux sometimes causes cough. Check your temperature and consider an allergy medicine such as Zyrtec D, or a cough medicine like Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM. ...Read more
Coughing constantly for a week. Worst at night or laying flat. Dry cough most of the time. Sometimes with mucus. ?
Sounds like: you did not say for how long its going on ,but sound like Acjd reflux ( GERD ) try sleepiing headend raised ,2 alkakline water , eat liuid food for dinner try zantec for 1-2 weeks , 1/2 tae spoon organic Vinegar in glass of warter helps. if still persists see primary m.d or Lung doctor ...Read more
I have had a dry cough for four weeks now. Ut has gotten a little better but i still have it. I don't smoke and very little mucus. What can I do?
See details: You can see a doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
Every time I take a deep breath I cough. It's a dry cough but every now and again a tiny amount of mucus comes up. It's been two weeks now. Why?
Since going on 2: Weeks should have it checked,Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a dry cough coming from my lungs for a week now. I don't have mucus or any other symptoms. I took delsum but that isn't working. Please help.?
Needs Eval...: Possible etiologies for your symptoms include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these diagnoses. The most important thing for you to do is to quit smoking today! See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment since all of these possibilities have different treatments. ...Read more
Bronchitis resolve on its own? Took cheratussin, azithromacyn for one week feel better but still sick. 2 wks dry cough. What to help rid mucus? Tips?
U can try: Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM for a week. One can get a lingering cough for weeks after an upper respiratory viral infection. It is important to make sure this has not developed into pneumonia. Any fever, chills,sweats, shortness of breath, chest pain, change in sputum would prompt a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia. Good luck ...Read more
Has been coughing non-stop for a week and it was mucus before now it dry cough.now every single half a min non-stop, sleeping is worse he cough a lot?
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Examine your lungs for bronchitis. The weather is slowly changing and in lots of places the allergies have started. People develop cough at times when they have allergies and it starts either affecting their lungs or sinuses resulting in fluid dripping on the back of their throat.
You can try over the counter Loratidine 10 mg tab for a few days, but it would be better if you let a doctor examine. ...Read more
I am coughing up green mucus. Is that a sign of an infection? I had a dry cough about a week ago after shoveling snow.
Uncontrollable dry cough at night. Hard to breath in completely. Been sick sometimes productive with green mucus. Can't sleep. Help!?
For the last 4 weeks I've had a dry cough. Two weeks ago, I started coughing up white mucus, and last week I started coughing so hard I would vomit.
Every morning i have to cough and thick mucus comes out, sometimes almost brown. Dry cough only when laying down, and nose is dry. What could this be?
See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing your problem with so little details (how long? Color of mucus? Medications taken etc). ...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
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