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I Have Copd And Need To Clear Phlegm From Throat What Is The Best Method With Which To Do This
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
Does a runny nose, sore throat, and cough with sputum/phlegm sound like COPD or more likely just a common cold? I seem to get sick every couple months
There are a number of things that can cause the symptoms you describe. This winter here in the Midwest has been cold and dry, and those environmental factors can aggravate your upper airway.
At your age, you don't have COPD. My guess is you've had a tough winter season. Any other concerns, see your physician. ...Read more
Recently quit smoking waking w noc asthma attacks-coughing up clear bubbly phlegm-otherwise young healthy active female. COPD? Cause for alarm?
Unlikely: COPD takes years to develop so this is probably not that. This is probably combination of allergies and poorly controlled asthma. I suggest follow up with your doctor so that you get proper inhalers and perhaps pulmonary function tests to gauge severity of asthma. Congrats on stopping smoking! ...Read more
Not usually....: A sore throat is not a typical symptom of copd. However, a sore throat that does not go away readily needs to be evaluated by a doctor, especially if you are a smoker, because some sore throats may be a sign of cancer, which smokers are also at risk to get. So, if you have a persistent sore throat, see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Many different cause: Though these care common symptoms of early COPD (chronic bronchitis) there are many other reasons for this. Smoking of course is a prime cause but work related causes are also suspect. If he works in a factory or other workplace where there is a lot of dust or other things (ie sawdust, chemicals, etc) you may want to start there. Either way, to make sure have him tested by a physician. ...Read more
I have COPD and have had a really bad cough which makes me vomit, and a really sore throat, I have had it for a week?
This is serious: Enough to see u pulmonologist or at least u pcp for evaluation. ...Read more
Dark specks might: Indicate the presence of blood. It is highly recommended you ask you doctor for a chest X-ray ...Read more
I have end stage copd, my symptoms are worst. I can't cough up phlegm now, but hear gurgling every time I breath, worst at bed. Concerned....?
Should I get checked for copd? Been a smoker for 3 years and no serious medical conditions. However, cough phlegm and occasional shortness of breath.
What can cause your throat and nose to feel inflamed, like they're on fire? Bronchitis, copd? What could be the possible causes of that?
AllergieS: Possible allergies. Check with your doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can poorly controlled asthma turn into COPD even if you never smoked? Only asthma symptom is constant phlegm, hardly wheeze, asthma since 3.
Had a bad cough with alot of phlegm/sputum about 2 months ago. Now I have it again. Can I already have COPD at age 25? Or just a common cold twice?
Likely Cold: Given your age, and common things being common, likely just a cold. Symptoms of COPD include airflow limitation that is progressive. Associated with chronic inflammation of the lungs to noxious particles or gases like smoking. Most important risk factor for COPD is cigarette smoking. Amount/duration contribute to disease severity. If you have no smoking history and otherwise healthy, it's not COPD ...Read more
Causes of white phlegm. I'm 26 years old, had viral bronchitis 2 months ago and still have congestion on and off with white phlegm. COPD? I do smoke
My mom has COPD and is a former smoker. I have never been a smoker. How likely is it that I will develope copd? I cough and have a lot of phlegm in the morning.
I have COPD I am having to take more inhaler as of late, due to tightness in throat and wheezing, does this mean that it is getting worse?
Acute exacerbation: Either getting worse or just sudden worsening, what we call acute exacerbation. You didn't mention which inhalers but in general, you should be on three, two of which are preventive (spiriva or tudorza plus advair or symbicort), and third is rescue (albuterol). Could also consider Daliresp (roflumilast) pill. Go see your doctor for evaluation & adjustment of your regimen. ...Read more
I am suffering from COPD and anxiety neurosis. Even if I am relaxed I still feel the lump in my throat due to anxiety neurosis. How to get rid of this?
I ve bronciectasis, and regularly suffer with sore throats, is there a link or is sore throat caused by bronciectasis? Also, am I a COPD patient now
Is it possible to 16 years old have copd. I smoke e cigaret 7 months maybe 20-40 puffs a day. Ihave asthma and allergy. I have sore throat I hav quit?
Quitting is wise.: Yes, even a 16-year-old rarely can have COPD. One possible cause is alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, which also causes liver problems. However, your allergies and asthma seem to be enough to explain your COPD-like symptoms. Quitting tobacco (even e-cigarettes) is wise. Do not smoke or use vape. See a doctor for your allergies and asthma. There are good treatments available for allergies and asthma. ...Read more
Other than COPD, what would cause shortness of breath& pain w/breathing in, plus focal airspace disease on chest X-ray? No cough/fever/phlegm.
I have COPD coughing up milky phlegm im on a 69 50 40 30 20 10 prednisone taper along woth azithromycin 250x ten days. Maybe this isn't bacterial?
See your doctor: COPD causes sputum production and cough even in the absence of bacterial infection. This is called chronic bronchitis, and there are inhalers and other medicines which can reduce cough and sputum production. I suggest that you consult your doctor to see what else he/she can offer for symptom control. ...Read more
I have COPD and asthma, I take symbicourt turbo haler and now I have a very sore throat and itchy mouth. Do you think it's the inhaler?
I have COPD lately I have ben coughong up yellow, green, dk green mucus I have a runny nose had sore throat but its gone but very hoarse. What can I do?
Antibiotic/nasonex: You do not say what you are on or have taken. You need to take antibiotic such as z-pak / levaquin (levofloxacin). Also, should be on anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator i.e. Albuterol or combavent plus spiriva or the newer pressair. May need a course of steroids. As for the horseness, this has many causes but try cough drops first. If you have been on treatment, you could have thrush. Tip-see doc. ...Read more
Plegm stuck in throa: Drink lot of fluids and try guifenesin orally, available over the counter. ...Read more
Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
I have chronic phlegm. I have also hiatal hernia and frecuente sore throat. What condition do you think I have? And what woul be the best treatment?
64 year old COPD patient complaining of increasing shortness of breath and productive cough of thick. What would docs do?
Could B exacerbation: Any changes of the normal could be an exacebation of copd. Typical would be antibiotics not just for infection but antiflamatory properties as well. May need adjustments to medications as well. Need to see md especially if above occurs or an incease in rescue inhalers is noted. ...Read more
Have asthma COPD stiffness in the back of my neck some chest tightness breathing a little off today but no other symptoms?
Go to ER: These could be the symptoms of a heart attack. Cal. 911 ...Read more
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
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