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I Am Not Coughing Up Mucus
Persisting cough: Even after the acute phase of an upper respiratory infection when you are no longer contagious, the membranes and glands lining the nose and windpipe can remain somewhat inflamed. Inflammatory cells in these membranes produce chemicals called secretogogues that continue to stimulate mucus-producing cells. This inflammation and excess mucus production can persist for days to weeks. ...Read more
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
Can pneumonia cause muscular paralysis or cut off circulation? I feel as though I am constantly coughing up mucus which stiffens my muscles otherwise
No: Best to consult your doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
I am coughing up mucus off my chest and it has a really foul taste, and past few days i've cough blood up too, i'm rather worried?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor so that they can prescribe you some medications that will help you. Blood can sometimes mean that you are causing a type of trauma to the lungs (hard coughing). ...Read more
Need more info....: There are many reasons you can have mucous associated with a cough - most are not that serious - like viruses/colds or allergies - but a deep cough with thick , discolored phlegm/mucous - especially if:: - it hurts in your chest to cough or -if you are short of breath or have a fever - - or -if the cough is worsening and not resolving on its own in 7-10 days - then you should see your md asap! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am asthmatic and been coughing up mucus a lot I also noticed a wheeze even just sitting down but it is relieved if I cough. Is this normal?
I had a tonsillectomy done 4 days ago now I am coughing up mucus and sneezing a lot could I have pneumonia or bronchitis
Could: without an exam, I can only give general information, it is common after having a tube down the throat after an operation to have inflammation and increased secretions in the uuper resp tract. Incentive spirometry is generally recommended to speed recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get sinus infections every other month. I am coughing up mucus daily. I get frequent headaches. Is it time to see a ear, nose and throat doctor?
I am coughing up green mucus. Is that a sign of an infection? I had a dry cough about a week ago after shoveling snow.
When i woke up this morning I am coughing up brown mucus also when i blow my nose I have a cough my sinuses hurt and my throat hurt. Help?
Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help with my cough and sore throat, I am coughing up Green Mucus?
I am coughing up green mucus I have a cough my chest hurts when i cough i also have a small blister on the roof of my mouth my throat don't hurt.
Cough: Most likely viral syndrome, fluids, rest; see dr. If notice improved in a couple of days. ...Read more
Maybe LPR: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize your LPR. ...Read more
Acute bronchitis: Is a viral disease characterized by prolonged, excessive coughing. The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is a cough with mucus. Acute bronchitis is a one-time condition that lasts for several weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and otc medication. However, pneumonia can have symptoms like acute bronchitis. Rec. See your pcp to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more
My lungs are burning, especially when i smoke and I am coughing up white mucus. What can this be?
I have had bronchitis since jan 1,been off work i am still coughing, bringing mucus up when i cough. should i stay off work longer? how much longer?
I am still coughing up light yellow mucus in the morning after pneumonia. My cough isn't persistent just in the morning. Is this normal?
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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