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I have very strong mucus in chest for very longtime?

I have very strong mucus  in chest for very longtime?

Chronic chest mucus: If "a long time" is more than three months then this is suspicious for either chronic bronchitis or with brochiectasis and you should see a pulmonary specialist. Other conditions may be cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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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Had a cough for 1 wk + mucus. It's a lighter yellow now, but the cough is getting stronger and makes me gag and my chest feels tighter. Advise please?

Had a cough for 1 wk + mucus. It's a lighter yellow now, but the cough is getting stronger and makes me gag and my chest feels tighter. Advise please?

Lower respiratory ?: Sounds like you got an upper respiratory infection characterized by productive cough. Lighter yellow sputums is a sign that it's improving. Thicker mucus/gag may means you're not drinking enough fluids, which is a key part of getting over this. The deep cough and tight chest is concerning and could mean 'wheezing'. Would c ur gp, may need chest x-ray and further treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to rattling mucus on my chest? I am not sick rite now

You : You likely have a lot of mucus to cause the rattling. The first thing is to stay away from cigarette smoke if you know smokers. The second thing is to hydrate very well with water. It is easiest to expell the mucus when it is moist. Recommend at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. An over the counter expectorant can also be helpful (you can talk to the pharmacist at your drug store for specific recommendations). The cadilac is a medical acupuncture treatment that is moving energy and impacting the lungs. Take care. ...Read more

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Can mucus stay in chest year round?

Can mucus stay in chest year round?

Only if dried out: Normally mucous moves out of your chest and is replaced by more mucous. One can produce increasing amounts which becomes increasingly more difficult to clear. However this does not usually remain stationary in the lungs. Occasionally mucous plugging can occur. In that case the mucus becomes thickened and changes into a plug which may have to be removed with a bronchoscope. ...Read more

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Hi...im experiencing chest pains when i caugh and some times the left part hurt for a couple of minutes...and i have a caugh and some white mucus come?

Hi...im experiencing chest pains when i caugh and some times the left part hurt for a couple of minutes...and i have a caugh and some white mucus come?

Pleuritic Pain: Pain with coughing is common after a few days of persistent coughing. It's usually musculoskeletal in origin however if the pain becomes localized and is associated with spiking fevers, copious green sputum, and deep breathing then is could be a symptom of a lobar pneumonia. ...Read more

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Prescrip strength expextorant or helpful tips. Really thick chest mucus brown. Mucinex helps for an hour then stops.I'm coughing.So hard with no reslt?

Prescrip strength expextorant or helpful tips. Really thick chest mucus brown. Mucinex helps for an hour then stops.I'm coughing.So hard with no reslt?

OTC meds not enough: When you continue to cough with thick and brown mucus, you should come see a doctor. Thick brown mucus is one of the signs of infection. Otc expectorant might not be enough. ...Read more