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I Have Shortness Of Breath And Phlegm
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
Have dry snot in nose and I bring up phlegm mostly clear but sometimes is green and also have shortness of breath ache behind breastbone?
A few possibilities: What you describe could be related to different things including but not limited to Allergies with post-nasal drip, Asthma associated with allergies, Bronchitis, Sinusitis/Sinus infection, or even a Pneumonia. You should definitely see your doctor who will listen to your lungs to help determine this, especially if you have any fevers or see any blood. ...Read more
I have shortness of breath, and the constant feeling of phlegm in the back of my throat causing me to cough a lot. Now my upper chest hurts like someone is sitting on it, and I have a headache. Yesterday I took claratin-D and ibuprofin.
Exam: Please call your physician for an examination and evaluation ...Read more
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.
Phlegm, shortness of breath, whizing, cough at night. Consistent cold and sneezing every 2 days of week.?
Cause of coughing up white foamy phlegm and chest pain from shoulder to shoulder and Shortness of breath?
Can chronic chest infection exist when one feels that it is present but there is no cough, phlegm, shortness of breath and xrays are negative?
Infection not likely: A person with no shortness of breath, cough, phlegm, or chest x-ray abnormalities should not have any chronic lung infection. If he just inhaled infectious germs, he may get symptoms (of acute infection, not chronic) a few days or weeks later. If a person "feels" there is something unusual in his chest, despite no infection symptoms, he should be evaluated by a primary care doctor or lung doctor. ...Read more
Coughing spasms and I get shortness of breath and tightness in the left side of my chest and I cough up phlegm over half the time when I cough.
After 2 weeks of shortness of breath I was coughing up thick green phlegm for two days. Now yesterday I couldn't cough phlegm but coughed 1 tsp of blood. Saw doc two days before says viral. Still sob.?
See your PCP: Please see your pcp or go to emergency room. Asap. ...Read more
I've had shortness of breath 2 weeks, then congestion and phlegm cough and lost voice for 5 days and still. What can this be. On cipro not working?
Viral infection?: Although you might just have had a cold which may leave you coughing for several weeks on occasions. However the shortness of breath is of concern and one needs to consider pneumonia as a potential cause. I think it is time for you to get a lung function test. If normal, a cardiology consult may be in order. ...Read more
Had a fever for two days after got a horrible cough could hardly talk I cough up phlegm shortness of breath and raspy sound in my chest.
Did xray blood test n doc listened to breathing. Gaveme anti biotics. Finishing tmr but I still have green phlegm n shortness of breath but 50% better?
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.
Hav shortness of breath, small amt. Blood in mucus phlegm no cough at all. Did xray blood test. Doc says no TB cancer. Mayb smoking. I jus quit. Help!?
Most likely from smoking.
Discuss ct with your doc.
There is blood! ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: in the evening, at night), rapid heart rate, shortness of breath (time frame:...I also experience mild nose bleed and spit out bold clot and the nose bled stops?
8 days span sore throat, difficult swallowing, some shortness of breath, hoarseness, phlegm upon wakening. Bumps on throat. Symptom of HIV?
I woke up today not feeling good. Here is the symptoms. Coughing, Weight in lungs, shortness of breath, chunky dry bloody phlegm, sinus drainage, muscle ache, lethargy, lightheaded, mirgraine, and fever. Any suggestions?
SEE DOCTOR ASAP:
It seems you are pretty sick and may have a lower respiratory infection like Acute Bronchitis or Pnumonia and need to see your Doctor asap. If can not see Doctor go to the ER
Meanwhile Drink plenty of fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if youbdo not have allergy to it or have a stomach ulcer.
You need examination and also may need Chest Xray and treatment with Antibiotics if Bacterial infection. ...Read more
I have all the symptoms of lung cancer: shortness of breath, cough with yellow phlegm and occasional red streaks, fingernail clubbing...but my Chest X-Ray and Noncontrast High-Res Chest CT were negative. Doctors are saying I'm fine, but I'm scared?
Trust your physician: Or obtain a pulmonary medical consultation as a second opinion. Without symptoms such as weight loss. Anorexia, expectorating pure blood. Chronic spasmodic coughing, etc. This is not consistent with lung cancer, especially with a negative CT scan. I suggest behavioral counseling with a certified psychotherpist for CBT. ...Read more
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
Cough for four week, shortness of breath, have to bend over to catch breath, yellow flem, side pain, back pain, neck pain, meds won't help.
Have you been seen?: Certainly, we are seeing many viral illnesses that involve cough and phlegm. But it sounds as though you are suffering here. Your back, neck, and side pain could be the result of straining to cough. I wonder if you have bronchitis or sinusitis. If you've had a history of asthma, you may be "hit harder" by these illnesses. Please go in to be checked - or rechecked. And drink your water! Lgromkomd. ...Read more
A Cold from 2 weeks ago turned into a productive cough, shortness of breath, night sweats, headache, clammy skin, no fever. Is it bronchitis?
Or pneumonia?: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breath in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. You should feel better in a day or two. ...Read more
I had the flu about 4 weeks ago, I have an ongoing chronic cough, some flem, shortness of breath, dizziness, sharp pain in both lungs when I lay down,?
Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum
I feel really short of breath and I'm coughing phlegm help? Is there something deeply medically wrong?
Yes: Can't determine what you may be suffering from the brief history. If you are really short of breath at age 47 years, you need a good medical checkup. ...Read more
Every morning I cough up brown phlegm. I don't have a fever. I'm always short of breath and feel heavy in my chest. I don't smoke.
Get checked: Chest heaviness and shortness of breath in a 43yo male could implicate heart disease and you need to be checked for potential risk factors. Mucus is secreted all along the respiratory tract to catch particulates and as a barrier to infection, so some process (irritant exposure, infection, allergy, structural abnormality) is inducing its production. More info is needed to help predict cause. ...Read more
Showed symptoms of a cold, had cough with phlegm, pressure in head. Now all I have is headache, weakness, and a mild cough slightly short of breath. Help?
Go see your doctor: Most colds are viral in nature. In other words, they won't respond to antibiotics. However, shortness of breath shouldn't be ignored. While this may be reactive airway disease (variant of asthma), you'll need to go see your doctor for diagnosis ; management (inhalers). Headache ; weakness (where?) can be a sign of not getting enough oxygen (or other condition). So don't delay. Go see your doc! ...Read more
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