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Dry Cough With 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
Woke up with a sore throat and dry cough (no phlegm.) no fever. 4 days later, sore throat coughing up thick green phlegm..No congestion and no fever!
Had 3 rounds of antibiotics amoxicillin, Z-pak,and ciproflocin and im left with a dry cough with phlegm sometimes what could it be?
Could be...: many different causes. Most likely, it is a "post-viral" cough, which is just a chronic irritation from bronchitis. But it could be asthma, stomach acid reflux, allergies, or post nasal sinus drainage. If you smoke, you should quit, and you can try prescription cough suppressants for a week or so before you get worried. It is not abnormal for the cough of a viral bronchitis to last 4-6 weeks! ...Read more
42 male dry cough lots of phlegm heard wen breathing. Is it ok to twice puf seretide 50/250 twice a day? 1 puf wont make be feel ok.Wat shod i do?
Check with doctor: You will need to check with your doctor re. The right dosing for you. For example, he could change the seretide dose to 50/125 instead of you using 1/2 the 50/250 dose since the latter will halve the bronchodilator dose as well. Your lung function test should be monitored to make sure that it is at its best since no one call predict what the lung function is without a measurement. ...Read more
42 male w/ dry cough lots of phlegm can be heard when breathing. Took seretide diskus 50/250 2 puffs twice a day 1 puf wont make me better is it ok?
Yes: You need to take the prescribed dose and have it adjusted only through your doctor. ...Read more
The past 4 days I've had a sore throat, dry cough sometimes producing phlegm, diarrhea, chest pain, but no fever. ?
A month after sinusitis and bronchitis, my nose and throat are still irritated and I have a dry cough. There is no phlegm. ?
Inflammation...: After infection, sometimes inflammation persists. This can even result in bronchospasm evidenced by a dry cough. Bronchodilator inhalers may be needed temporarily to control the cough until the inflammation resolves. A steroid inhaler may even be needed. The nasal irritation can be treated with salt water nasal sprays. See your doctor for these treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dry cough only when I exhale for two weeks, what is this?? Produces white clear phlegm sometimes but mostly dry. Don't smoke anymore I'm 27.
About 3 weeks ago started a dry cough.Then about a week ago, wet cough and cold symp. Still coughing green phlegm.Give more time? Non smoker.
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