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Is It Normal To Cough Up Black Phlegm Even After You Quit Smoking
Even more so: What your lungs are doing are cleaning themselves out. The black stuff is what was down there! now, your little hair cells and airways have recovered from being smoked on constantly and are working, bringing up the accumulated mucus and assorted crap. It can go on for weeks, and rarely longer. Stick with it and congrats on a great choice! don't falter, have a support system, stick with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more
Congratulations!: Quitting smoking was one of the most important things you can do for your health so i'm very excited for you. How long ago did you stop? If it was recently, your body may still be ridding itself of the many toxins and particles you were inhaling before. If it is lasting for more than a few weeks, please see your specialist in adult care- family medicine or internal medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cough up black phlegm, i quit smoking long ago. I used to sandblast for years using coal slag. Will this go away? Ever
Pulmonary: Chances are it will especially since your are young. However if you have not had a chest xray recently it would be a good idea to get one. ...Read more
Yes: Stick with it, it will clear up. Good for you for quitting! ...Read more
Why does my upper chest or bronchs vibrate when exhaling hard? There's no phlegm/mucus/cough. Quit smoking pot recently but never smoked cigs. Normal?
Impossible to say: You need a physical examination of your chest, and may need additional tests, such as a chest x-ray, to really give an answer. Often, some obstruction in the upper airway, like a polyp or an aspirated foreign body, can cause such sounds, but usually there will be cough, sputum, mucus etc. You need to be examined if it is bothering or worrying you. ...Read more
I don't have cough or cold but from past 2yrs when i eat spicy food i coughout jelly like phlegm i quit smoking 4yrs back.
I woke up yesterday with a cough and so sore to cough today I have a /hoarseness voice and coughing up brown phlegm I also quit smoking 2 days ago?
I quit smoking marijuana ive been a heavy user but now i stopped cold turkey and i cough out phlegm with brown specks and left lung hurts sometimes?
See a doctor: The symptoms might be caused by irritation of your airways or lung tissue, but might also represent an infection of the airways (bronchitis) or lungs (pneumonia). It is best to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you develop difficulty breathing in the meantime it would be best to go to the ER. Good luck! ...Read more
The first thing I'd: recommend is to insure that you are drinking at least 64 ounces of water per day. You need to insure that there is enough moisture . ...Read more
I cough up green and brownish phlem i quit smoking 4 months ago could this be the cause? How long should it last?
Green sputum: Suggests an infection with a nasty bug called pseudomonas. See your doc. ...Read more
Quit smoking 4 weeks ago. Since then I have a productive cough with clear mucus and a weird chest feeling.Slowly getting better.Is it because i quit?
I am coughing up clear phlegm with small light brown-ish specks. I have had some sort of virus for about 10 days now, quit smoking 5 days ago. Normal?
Normal yes caution: This is typical in my clinical experience with those who kick the habit. You do want to be concerned in this situation if you develop high fever with frequent cough that produces thick greenish brownish sputum, sudden shaking chills. For your scenario, most risk is in going back to cigarettes. There are many better alternatives to deal with cravings and prevent going back down that road. ...Read more
I quit smoking for about 3 months now but I still clear/cough and I have brownish and black its thick.Is this something I should worry about or is my lungs doing what they need to do and this is normal ?
A bit odd, but: If there are no other symptoms, you could give it a bit longer - but those colors do sound strange. Even many active smokers don't have that. An exam would help you not worry unnecessarily and get you a lot of congratulations for quitting. Doctors love to hear that! ...Read more
Black Flecks & Mucus: Coughing up black flecks is not a normal condition. It reminds me of black lung disease that is typically found in coal miners. Florida does not have coal mines, so i would not expect this finding. I would see a physician, get a chest xray and if possible save a sample of the coughed up mucus to be checked out. ...Read more
Just quit smoking, saw 2 doctors for chest pain, they checked with stethoscope and they said I was fine. Should I go again? Coughing black phlem
Phlegm: First: congratulation on quitting smoking! now, a decrease in mucus production could be related to the overall improved environment in your lungs now that they don't have to cope with the stress of smoking. None the less, former smokers should pay close attention to their respiratory tracts and report any real changes to their primary doctor in addition to getting routine exams. Good luck! ...Read more
Recovering: Smoking damages the cilia of the lung lining which clear out the mucous. If they are damaged then coughing clears the mucous. That you are not coughing indicates the cilia have recovered and the lungs are less irritated so that they make less mucous. Congratulations and keep up the good work! ...Read more
My husband is 27, quit smoking a few months ago and has been sick with a cold for 2 months. Extreme coughing fits in the middle of night. White phlegm?
Chronic Bronchitis: You are a caring wife. I understand your concern about your husband due to coughing fits in the middle of night. Discuss with your husband about all symptoms, intensity, duration and effect on functioning; see a Physician for possible diagnoses of Chronic Bronchitis, Postnasal drip, Asthma, or Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Have all tests and X-rays to establish diagnosis; and have Treatment. ...Read more
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
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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