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Doctor insights on: Grey Mucus With Black Specks Accompanied By Wheezing And Painful Lungs

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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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Can allergies cause some mucus in the throat along with slight chest wheezing?

Can allergies cause some mucus in the throat along with slight chest wheezing?

Yes: Allergies often cause mucus in the throat along with a runny nose and nasal congestion. Mucus in the throat and slight chest wheezing can also be caused by acid reflux from the stomach. ...Read more

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Occasional wheezing&chest pains, frequent coughs with sore throat and bright yellow mucus. Fatigued easily when e.G walking up stairs - exercise reg.

Occasional wheezing&chest pains, frequent coughs with sore throat and bright yellow mucus. Fatigued easily when e.G walking up stairs - exercise reg.

It's difficult: To make diagnosis here. You still will need lung studies, to tell us what is wrong. We need to examine you. The one who can do it best is your own doctor. Go to your doctor, tell all your symptoms honestly and you can have all the tests needed including exercise test to see why you have problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a little chest congestion with mucous cause some wheezing at night when trying to sleep?

Can a little chest congestion with mucous cause some wheezing at night when trying to sleep?

Yes, but: You might have an infection or even asthma. Should see a physician if it keeps up. MEanwhile, drink plenty of fluids except avoid alcohol ...Read more

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I have Wheezing and chest congestion with runny nose. Cough. Clear mucous. I have had for 3 days. Is it allergy? . I had bronchitis Three weeks ago.

I have Wheezing and chest congestion with runny nose. Cough. Clear mucous. I have had for 3 days. Is it allergy? . I had bronchitis Three weeks ago.

Mgt: Most episodes of bronchitis are caused by viruses which can also trigger wheezing.
If you are wheezing, an inhaler called Albuterol is indicated. You may also need to take another medication such as an inhaled steroid, and/or an anti histamine. I would suggest a follow up with your doctor. In the meantime, rest, stay well hydrated, and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of wheezing, and mucus in lungs/chest?

See allergist: You need to see your doctor or allergist to find out the cause for these symptoms. It appears that you do have asthma. ...Read more

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My brother is a smoker and he had wheezing in his lungs that cleared when he coughed. Doctor said it is from mucus and not asthma. Possible?

My brother is a smoker and he had wheezing in his lungs that cleared when he coughed. Doctor said it is from mucus and not asthma. Possible?

Stop smoking: A person who is smoking and develops wheezing and excessive sputum production is probably developing the consequence of smoking. They would need to stop smoking now and seek medical care. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/the flu 9 days ago. Feel better but have a rattling and wheezing in my lungs when inhaling. Comes and goes. Also have a cough. White mucus?

Diagnosed w/the flu 9 days ago. Feel better but have a rattling and wheezing in my lungs when inhaling. Comes and goes. Also have a cough. White mucus?

Since one: Very common complication of influenza is PNEUMONIA would strongly suggest a visit to your PCP or ugent care center for a possible Chest X Ray....at age 25 this should NOT be a major issue but a diagnosis should be made.
NB Wear a FACE MASK when going into a public space!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am experiencing wheezing, rattling in lungs, coughing up brown and bloody mucous. What is best OTC treatment?

I am experiencing wheezing, rattling in lungs, coughing up brown and bloody mucous. What is best OTC treatment?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have lung problem. Twice or three times a year during the night, shortness of speech, wheezing, mucous when cough. Help! Please recommend medicine!

I have lung problem. Twice or three times a year during the night, shortness of speech, wheezing, mucous when cough. Help! Please recommend medicine!

Asthma: Your episodes are consistent with nocturnal asthma. Bronchodilater inhalers would provide relief. See your physician to see if he/she agrees. Avoid dust collectors in your bedroom and any pets probably should be avoided also. ...Read more

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Chest pain w wheezing, coughing yellow mucus... Should I go to e.R I feel horrible!

Be seen soon.: Should be seen soon. Maybe tomorrow if you feel well enough to wait. Inhalers are on the med list. If this is albuterol you should be using 2 puffs every 4-6 hours and giving consideration to measuring your peak flows.

Ps - quit smoking. ...Read more

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I have a cold, In the morning I feel rattling in chest so I cough mucus up and out and I'm wheezing throughout the day. Should cold run its course?

Wheezing: If wheezing should get treatment, as this is not the norm and compromises effective oxygenation and places stress on the lungs and heart. May need inhaler. May also need antibiotics as even viral infections can get superinfected with bacteria. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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I'm frequently coughing, chest pressure, coughing clear to yellow mucus, wheezing, and feel really tired. Help me?

Time to...: I think that based on your symptoms it is time to go to the ED. Wheezing sis a sign of bronchospasm (narrow airways)and congestion. It could be associated with bronchitis, asthma, or possibly pneumonia. My suggestion is to go to the ED for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Coughing up small green mucus balls either in early morning or late night. Mucus is mostly clear but I get chest tightness and wheezing. Asthma?

Coughing up small green mucus balls either in early morning or late night. Mucus is mostly clear but I get chest tightness and wheezing. Asthma?

Reactive airways: Meaning: your lower airways are reacting by tightening up, which could be asthma, or a reaction to an upper airways inflammation, as sinusitis, either way, you need to see your doctor for evaluation and prescription medications as bronchodilators and probably antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more

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I cough up yellow/clear mucus which tastes horrible along chest strain and wheezing esp @ night. Also fainted. Any idea what this could be?

I cough up yellow/clear mucus which tastes horrible along chest strain and wheezing esp @ night. Also fainted. Any idea what this could be?

Fainted: Fainting is not normal. You should see your doctor. Your other symptoms sound like asthma with bronchitis and should also be checked. Are you coughing also? There is a symptom called cough syncope - not normal for someone your age. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a cold or stuffy runny nose, coughing, mucus or nasal drip, chest congestion and wheezing for months on end? Doesn't seem normal!

Is it normal to have a cold or stuffy runny nose, coughing, mucus or nasal drip, chest congestion and wheezing for months on end? Doesn't seem normal!

You are right: It is not normal. With this history, your symtoms sounds like chronic nasal allergy and asthma, but you need to see a doctor to take your history and fully evaluate your condition. Wheezing for months on end can lull a person into thinking it's normal. It is not, and untreated asthma can become life-threatening. Of course, it could be something else. Please see a doctor this week! ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, smoking, worse at night), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after sudden movements, afte?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, smoking, worse at night), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after sudden movements, afte?

Asthma: You appear to be suffering from asthma and perhaps acid reflux as well (worse when lying down). Recommend that you consult an allergist since there is suggestion that you may have a sinus infection as well. Do not delay. If you can't get to see an allergist within the next 24 hrs, go to the ER. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more