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Metallic Taste When Coughing 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
Scratchy throat in morning some coughing. Coughed up caramel colored mucus this morning. I Smoke sometimes. ?
Cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. Sore throat, No fever, Dry nose, No smell/taste & Cracking Voice?
Funny feeling in throat. Post nasal drip. Not strep. Dry cough. Mucus seeming to go to chest but unproductive cough. Mucus yellow..And white?
Coughing up pale green phlegm that tastes bad; burps taste like phlegm too. (Have had bronchitis twice before, is it related?)
I have a very nasty cough cant stop coughing finding it hard it breath horrible taste when coughing up yellow/green phlem?
Mgt: I would suggest drinking fluids, rest and if you have a fever for more than one day, seeing your PCP. You may have bronchitis, Most bronchitic infections are viral but some should be treated with a course of antibiotics. If you have lung disease, smoke, or are experiencing shortness of breath, please see your ED right away. ...Read more
Cefdinir 600MG and probiotic sinuses draining into throat, cough up white foamy/slimy green mucus. When I swallow after, hear/feel crackle in throat.
Take full course: I'd keep going with the cefdinir it until it's all finished. I am not sure how long you've been taking it but if you are on days 1-7, have faith and keep going. If you have any new fever, or are having additional symptoms after one week on meds, that would be time to return to your doc for re-evaluation. You're on a potent antibiotic, so I bet you'll be feeling better soon. Rest and fluids!! ...Read more
Have sore throat, swollen tonsils, congestion, rusty mucus in sinus, and thick whitish cloudy sputum with cough. Does this sound like pneumonia?
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
Itchy throat, deep cough, yellow mucus with weird taste and stuffy sinuses. Swollen Lymph nodes.
Inflammation: What you described is consistent with inflammation of the nasal sinuses. It the issue does not resolve in a week, it would be prudent to see an ENT specialist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Been sick, sore throat, sniffles, pressure when i bend head forward, dry cough at night, sometimes productive cough with thick green mucus?
Coughing sometimes coughing up white mucous and some horasness get slight headache when coughing?
White mucus: This coughing up of white mucus along with hoarseness is typical of laryngopharangeal reflux. The mucus actually emanates from the base of your throat and not from the back of the nose or the windpipe. This is difficult to eradicate. Getting a headache from forceful coughing may not have a serious cause unless frequent headaches occur other times also. An otolaryngologist is best to evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Phlegm taste in mouth and breath.
Pain in sternum.
No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat.
Phlegm in throat: Phlegm in the throat associated with throat clearing and heartburn symptoms sounds like acid reflux. Generally treatment would start out with acid avoidance (citrus, tomatoes, peppermint, coffee, peppermint, etc) Acid irritating the throat frequently results in increased mucous and prompts throat clearing. I advise increasing water intake and consider starting an antacid. See your doctor. ...Read more
I'm coughing up brown and green thick phlegm in the morn. It's hard to get it out, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, stuffed nose, shortness breath?
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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