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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.

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

Mucus (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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

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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I also have s dry cough lots of mucus and my throat always feel ichy

I also have s dry cough lots of mucus and my throat always feel ichy

More info: Sorry, there is no question associated with your problem. Fyi the questions you submit are not connected and thus if you had another question regarding this issue we can't see it. Please resubmit :). ...Read more

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What can I take for mucus and a dry cough?

What can I take for mucus and a dry cough?

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

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What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

What could a mostly dry cough that produces green mucus each morning be?

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

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Can you tell me is having a dry cough (no mucus cough) during a cold normal?

Can you tell me is having a dry cough (no mucus cough) during a cold normal?

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

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I'm not sure but is having a dry cough (no mucus cough) during a cold normal?

Sounds normal: Sounds pretty normal to me. You could treat the cough with some over the counter cough medicines. Lots of fluids, lots of rest. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Dry Cough (Definition)

Dry cough is a clinical finding in which a person has a cough but does not produce ...Read more