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Doctor insights on: Foods That Produce Mucus And Phlegm

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Have acid reflux. Cough, choke, gag and expel lots of phlem/mucus. Developed gurgle in throat which expels lots of mucus when I cough, for 30+ days. e?

Have acid reflux. Cough, choke, gag and expel lots of phlem/mucus. Developed gurgle in throat which expels lots of mucus when I cough, for 30+ days. e?

A trial of : lansoprazole 15 mg (over the counter med) 30mins before breakfast and dinner for 2 weeks. If it does or does not helps see your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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Can airborne allergens cause greenish mucus or colored mucus from lungs and nose not in large amounts just small particles?

Can airborne allergens cause greenish mucus or colored mucus from lungs and nose not in large amounts just small particles?

Sure: Sure, only small particles are necessary to cause an allergic response. There are times in allergy season when certain offenders are visible, as in the spring when oak pollen covers you car in a green dust, but most of the time these particles are not visible to the naked eye. ...Read more

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Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?

Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?

Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more

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Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more

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Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy  and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Pulmonologist: If you have severe coughing after drinking fluid, it's possible you're aspirating (inhaling) fluid. Another possibility is a fistula (abnormal connection) between trachea and esophagus. See a pulmonologist promptly. ...Read more

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Mucus in morning and non productive coughing throughout day. Is green mucus sign of getting better?

Mucus in morning and non productive coughing throughout day. Is green mucus sign of getting better?

Mucus: Mucus can be thicker and more colorful as it sits overnight in our airways. It should usually thin and become more clear as the day progresses. If it worsens and you have fever and/or headache, you could be getting a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Does chronic bronchitis cause nose to produce excessive mucus, which is more than mucus coming from throat?

Does chronic bronchitis cause nose to produce excessive mucus, which is more than mucus coming from throat?

Not usually: Lots of nasal mucus production is usually a sign of allergy, or can be a reaction to cold temperatures and other things. If you are a smoker, you should quit. An ear-nose-throat physician and/or an allergist can do testing to see if allergy or other factors are causing this, and has a number of options in terms of treating it. ...Read more

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Is it true that dairy products thicken mucus in the throat? If so, why?

Is it true that dairy products thicken mucus in the throat? If so, why?

Actually no: When you have mucus in the throat, certain foods and drinks can make it feel worse. It is a common myth that dairy products make it worse, but in fact they do not. In fact, you want to increase the amount of fluid in your diet to help thin the secretions. ...Read more

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Asrhmatic..Saturday may inhale half a peanut.Had lots of ldness in chest especially after coughing up clear to white mucous.No fever?

Asrhmatic..Saturday may inhale half a peanut.Had lots of ldness in chest especially after coughing up clear to white mucous.No fever?

Foreign body: Inhalation of one half of a peanut may or may not result in further pulmonary problems. Usually this will be coughed out or broken down in the bronchi and not cause disease, but can be the source of blockage with post-obstructive atelectasis and pneumonia. If you develop any further symptoms you should be seen by your doctor asap, or if your asthma recurs, or any difficulty breathing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feeling of mucous/saliva buildup in throat/mouth after eating certain foods. Recent examples: fruit juice, pepsi, star bursts. Need to clear throat.

Feeling of mucous/saliva buildup in throat/mouth after eating certain foods.  Recent examples: fruit juice, pepsi, star bursts.  Need to clear throat.

Common, but...: These foods with high sugar and acids will stimulate salvia production, so this can be normal for you.M there is also the possibility of an allergic reaction to something in these foods and drinks. You can avoid tenses things or talk to your dentist about this and find out exactly why this is happening. ...Read more

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Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?

Is there any fruit or food that can reduce production of mucus in lungs or any food which helps to remove mucus from lung?

Food not a factor: Foods are not a factor in production of mucus in the lungs nor do foods help in removing it. Steam inhalation may help loosen the mucus and make it easier to come out. ...Read more

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Have dry snot in nose and I bring up phlegm mostly clear but sometimes is green and also have shortness of breath ache behind breastbone ?

Have dry snot in nose and I bring up phlegm mostly clear but sometimes is green and also have shortness of breath ache behind breastbone ?

A few possibilities: What you describe could be related to different things including but not limited to Allergies with post-nasal drip, Asthma associated with allergies, Bronchitis, Sinusitis/Sinus infection, or even a Pneumonia. You should definitely see your doctor who will listen to your lungs to help determine this, especially if you have any fevers or see any blood. ...Read more

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I get a dry cough every winter, does not produce mucus and a metallic taste in my mouth, labored and wheezing breath which worsens during exercise ?

I get a dry cough every winter, does not produce mucus and a metallic taste in my mouth, labored and wheezing breath which worsens during exercise 
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Sounds like asthma: You likely have bronchial asthma which is often worsened by breathing in cold and dry air. Interestingly dust mites population usually increases from early winter to early spring and thus you may have a dust mite allergy as well. You need to get a lung function test and may need a controller drug for asthma at least during the winter months. The metallic taste s-> ? sinusitis or gum disease. ...Read more

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Spitting phlegm and has blood in it. Some sinus n chest congestion.

Spitting phlegm and has blood in it. Some sinus n chest congestion.

See your doctor: It may be due to an infection but need to rule out a more serious cause especially if you are a smoker or have had a lot of 2nd hand smoke exposure. ...Read more

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Can allergies create a whole lot of throat mucus?

Can allergies create a whole lot of throat mucus?

Yes: Post-nasal drips from allergic rhinitis are a common cause for throat mucus. Sinus infection is another potential cause. However there are also other potential causes as well. ...Read more

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Can. Allergies cause cough and runny nose producing different color mucus like green brown yellow?

Can. Allergies cause cough and runny nose producing different color mucus like green brown yellow?

Acute Sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause increased nasal congestion, cough, runny nose that can lead to discolored sputum, facial pain/pressure, nasal blockage, fevers, and loss of taste/smell which are symptoms concerning for an acute sinus infection. Daily steroid nasal sprays and other allergy medications can help reduce or prevent these infections. See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

cough which ...Read more