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I Keep Coughing Up Clear Mucus
Several reasons: The sinuses and upper mucus membrane produce over a liter of fluid a day. Sometimes these secretions are volumous or thicker as seen in allergy or infection Clear color tends to point toward allergy. Post nasal drip causes this fluid to well up and thus you cough it out. ...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
I have developed a chronic cough with no other cold or flu type symptoms. Coughing up clear mucus it's been going on for 2 weeks now. Yes I am smoker.?
Postnasal drip: Most like causes of chronic cough in adults are chronic bronchitis (smokers with yellow am sputum), gastric reflux, cough variant asthma, allergy, and post nasal drip. Most cause dry cough but sometimes can expectorate clear saliva or mucous which is of infrequent concern especially if normal chest x-ray and no breathing problems. Average healthy nose makes 1-1.5 pints of mucous daily! ...Read more
Had broncotis and after a month still have clear mucus which makes me cough and sometimes laryngitis Should I worry?
May take many weeks: After the bacterial infection has resolved, the lung membranes and cilia (hair cells) inflammation persists for weeks. This includes mucus production and extrusion from the lungs. Also allergies and reflux can cause hoarseness. Increase fluids and guaifenesin/dextromethorphan can help. If symptoms persist see your physician, a chest Xray may be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cough up black spects in my mucus which is clear every time I lil on my back I cough upmucus with black spects in it?
Post nasal drip: 60 yo male with coughing up clear mucus in the morning only. mucus pooling in the back of the throat leading to coughing can occur in the morning because of the hours laying down and post-nasal drainage. Post-nasal drainage can be caused by allergies or infections. If ongoing long-term symptoms, get tested for allergies ...Read more
When I wake up in the mornings I cough up a clear but kind of brown mucus with flaky brown stuff in it what could it be?
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies of this cough includes gerd, post-nasal drip. Bronchospasm from any cause can also contribute. If you are smoking, smoking cessation to decrease airway inflammation is needed. See your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and the proper treatment rendered. ...Read more
I cough up clear mucus with what looks like balls these range in size and colour what could this be and what should i do?
Probably a cold: Maybe an allergy. Allergy don't cause fevers or aches and pains. You might have swollen lymph nodes ("glands") in the neck with a cold. Allergies to outdoor environmental things like pollens are usually seasonal. Indoor things (dust) are all year round. Antihistamines are helpful as symptom reducers for allergies and are available OTC. Best for colds chicken soup. ...Read more
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