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Frequent Wet Cough
Productive cough is a symptom in which a person feels there is mucus coming up from his chest when he coughs. Sometimes, a person mistakenly believes the mucus is coming from the chest when it is actually dripping down from the nose and throat. True mucus or phlegm (infected mucousy material) can be ...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. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. 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
Already have had my 3 days of full blown symptoms, now i just have the sniffles and a productive wet cough. How long till i'm back to normal from this cold?
7 to 10 days: Most uncomplicated viral respiratory infections last 7 to 10 days. When a "cold" last longer than 2 weeks or is worsening rather than improving, then the person should be evaluated for possible sinus infection. Usually the worse symptoms of a cold are on day 3 or 4. ...Read more
Cough: Many times a productive cough suggests an infection in the bronchial tubes or lungs. That is a more serious infection than a regular cold. You should get checked by a doctor to listen to your lungs. That is the best way to get the right diagnosis and begin a treatment. Especially if have been coughing more than 10 days. ...Read more
Some causes: A "wet" cough usually implies that mucus is involved at the level of the voicebox. The answer can be classified according to where the mucus is originating from (could be lungs, bronchioles, bronchi, trachea, larynx, nose, sinuses, or even reaction to acid from the digestive tract if acid reflux is involved). Could certainly be infectious, but could also be allergic. Less likely to be cancer. ...Read more
I've been coughing for a week started some mucus but not a lot . Wet cough .Can can't stand smoke anymore . But cough hasn't went away?
I don't get sick easily, but I have had a nasty wet cough & phlegm for nearly 2 weeks. What is it?
Took antibiotics for a week now for heavy cold. But its still there plus my cough has gotten worse. its wet cough. What should i do?
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