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Hoarse Cough Phlegm
I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: lying down, at night).
Cough: Cough is an extremely common symptom. More information is needed on duration of this cough to determine if it is acute or chronic. Do you have a history of allergies, asthma, or bronchitis? Have you been treated with anything? You need to see your primary doctor for a thorough history and physical exam. Treatment can be tailored to your needs based on further evaluation. ...Read more
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
I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: secondhand smoke) and I also have light fever.
I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) and nasal drainage.
My Daughter is experiencing fever (101.7-102 temp), cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) Does have asthma?
? URI: And/bronchitis, given the symptoms, may still be viral, but needs to be seen by a doctor for possible need for Rx meds including antibiotics, meanwhile keep giving her controller medications and rescue medications as needed, together with fever reducer such as acetaminophen, good luck ...Read more
What is it? I have cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying down, Good chest X-ray
I woke up yesterday with a cough and so sore to cough today I have a /hoarseness voice and coughing up brown phlegm I also quit smoking 2 days ago?
Smoking: Smoke can paralyze the cilia that beat gunk from the airways out of our body. When you stop smoking they can become active again and start to move gunk out. Please hydrate well. Congratulations on decision to stop smoking. ...Read more
Severe cough for 1 month (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, whooping sound when breathing in, with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsen...
My brother is experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough) (worsened by: worse at night). The following also describe him: Chest pain or discomfort, Wheezing, and Chest congestion. What should he do?
See doctor: Don't know how long these symptoms have been present but also note that you are not old enough to sign on this website. Do get your brother to a doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, whooping sound when breathing in, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, worse at night). The following also describe me: Chest conge
Get checked: Non-productive cough that is wheezy and worsened at night or by respiratory irritants is likely asthma, but there are other possibilities (chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, etc) that are also worth checking out. See a lung specialist or your primary care doctor if you can't see a specialist without a referral. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, whooping sound when breathing in, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, psych
Cough, wheeze: A dry hacking cough accompanied by inspiratory wheezing is consistent with a type of asthma. If it's associated with a recent respiratory tract infection, it may be a temporary asthmatic bronchitis rather then chronic bronchial asthma. I recommend that you be examined by a physician or pulmonologist for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime remove all dust collecting objects in your bedroom. ...Read more
Sore throat, headache and face pain. Hoarse voice. No cough. A chunk of brown reddish phlegm just came up my throat by itself. Should I see dr?
May be a virus - but: For significantly sore throat w/ swollen tonsils/lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w/ this several times/day. You can gargle w/ Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w/ honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm). The following also describe me: Chills, Wheezing, Hoarse voice, Aching muscles, Difficulty breathing through nose, and Body aches. What should I do?
Flu?: If these symptoms have been present for less than 2 weeks, they are likely from the flu. You may try tylenol for the body aches, and decongestant nasal spray for the nasal congestion (no more than 5 days). The blood in phlegm is likely from violent coughing which may require a Rx cough syrup. If symptoms get worse, persists >2 weeks, or a fever of over 103 develops, see your doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing fever (severity: moderate), cough (quality: blood in phlegm, barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phelgm or mucus) (worsened by: worse at night), sneezing, nose itch, runny nose and nasal congestion. The following also describe me:
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If your symptoms have lasted more than a week, it is imperative that you see a doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night). The following also describe me: Fatigue, Sore throat, Chest congestion, and Nasal congestion. What should I
Mgt.: A virtual appointment may be useful to you and to your PCP. You may have a flu like illness, the flu or another illness. Mostly likely this is a viral illness which should resolve in about three weeks. If you are experiencing fever, chills or respiratory difficulty, please see acute care. In the meantime, rest, fluids and monitor your temperature. The use of nasal saline may also be used. ...Read more
Hi, I have been feeling unwell for the last 4 days. On/off fever, cough with thick and yellow phlegm, runny nose, hoarse voice and sore throat with difficulty swallowing.
Cold?: Sounds like a viral syndrome. Would treat with symptomatic fixes. Lots of fluids and stay hydrated. Ice blocks are perfect for this. Water, milk, juice, sports drinks are all good. As for the fever it is ok to alternate pamol every 6 hours with ibuprofen every 8 hours. Decongestants and anti-histamines will help with the upper resp symptoms. Rest chicken soups are also good. See Dr if not better in a few days ...Read more
I'm a smoker. This cough has been going on for months and getting worse, hard to breath, horseness, and I'm so tired all the time, blood in phlegm?
25yrs old, Productive cough, hoarse voice, raspy breathing, brown and blue inhalers making cough worse, sides hurt from coughing, should I see my gp?
After weaning, 7M baby with dry cough x 2weeks (worse at night) hoarse, throat phlem stuck. On Singulair, (montelukast) not helping! Mom has same dry cough x 1week
It can take up to three weeks to recover from a viral illness. If her mom has a nasal swab to screen for respiratory viruses, this will be provide additional information. Other possible causes include pertussis, is there nasal congestion or drainage? If so, infant nasal drops and gentle suction can alleviate post nasal drip.
I would suggest an evaluation particularly if there is fever. ...Read more
I have a sore throat and productive cough with sever Hoarseness for four days. I'm on Imuran (azathioprine) from 6 month for Crohn's, what shall I do?
Talk to your doctor: Imuran (azathioprine) or Azathioprine is a immune suppressing medication. This can increase you risk of infections. You should see your doctor ASAP for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I'm coughing up brown and green thick phlegm in the morn. It's hard to get it out, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, stuffed nose, shortness breath?
It seems U have infe: U need to see your PCP for evaluation and work up and remeber to do a lung x ray, . ...Read more
Started out sore throat but now I have chest tightness, coughing up green phlegm and feel like my airway is swollen. I'm very hoarse. This is day 4?
I am coughing up green phlem and my voice is hoarse what could this be. Its been going on for 5 days?
Bronchitis....: You likely have bronchitis, an infection of the airways. It is usually caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. See your doctor so the exact etiology of the infection can be determined and treatment rendered. The hoarse voice can be due to upper airway inflammation from the infected sputum or the cough itself. Sometimes, a sputum culture is needed to determine the responsible organism. ...Read more
I have been waking up and hacking up a lot of yellow phlegm...My voice is hoarse and this has been going on for 2 weeks... What should I do?
See your doctor!:
You may have acute bronchitis. Most cases of acute bronchitis are caused by viruses, but are typically gone after two weeks. You may now have a superimposed bacterial infection.
Your physician can help determine if you need a chest x-ray, antibiotics, or just more time.
Other things that could cause your symptoms include untreated acid reflux and post-nasal drainage. ...Read more
My daughter has developed small white blisters on her feet and feet. She has been full of phlegm and hoarse those week which not sure if it's related?
Maybe?: Might be hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD which is a viral infection. See: ...Read more
Other than allergies, what else can cause me to have a hoarse voice for an hour? (sounding like I had phlegm in my throat, but can't clear it)
I lost voice suddenly on Father's Day. Hoarseness but 0 pain, 0 sore/scratchy, or SOB. Waking up w/coughViscous, bright red phlegm x2D. DX: SeroNeg RA,?
Runny nose for 1 week&now can't stop coughin feel like I have flem in my throat constantly and voice is hoarse &coughin up green phlegm for past 1 day
Post-nasal drip...: It sounds like you have a post-nasal drip which is causing bronchospasm which in turn causes the cough. A prescription steroid nasal spray in addition to antibiotics if your doctor thinks you have a sinus infection may be needed to get this cough under control. You may also need bronchodilator and steroid inhalers to treat the bronchospasm. See your doctor for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
Have flu/cold. Avelox 400 mg, 4th day, 2 litres of water plus 2000 mg vitamin C daily, bed rest 1 wk, but throat still hoarse, yellow phlegm. Why?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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