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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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How to treat a cough from snorting meth?

How to treat a cough from snorting meth?

See your doctor: Meth is irritating to the mucosa of your nose and lungs. Additionally, the purity and use of other compounds puts you at risk for lung damage. First, stop using meth! Second, get an evaluation to make sure that you don't have damage or infection to your lungs. Third, consider a change in life circumstances. ...Read more

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I'v been smoking alot meth and 2 days ago my throte hurts really baf cant drink nothing becuase it hurts and today cough up a little bit of blood?

I'v been smoking alot meth and 2 days ago my throte hurts really baf cant drink nothing becuase it hurts and today cough up a little bit of blood?

What do you expect?: Take control of your health, ' smoking a lot of meth ' is not going to help you, stop smoking ' meth ' see your doctor to check you to see you did not get pneumonia or other lung infections. Good Luck, ...Read more

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Can smokin feces contaminated meth kill you? I smoked some meth in jail that had been up somebodies ass, I didn't know, now a week later im having ashma attacks and it hurts to breath my cough is gettin worse, and I feel like im gonna faint, is this dead

Can smokin feces contaminated meth kill you? I smoked some meth in jail that had been up somebodies ass, I didn't know, now a week later im having ashma attacks and it hurts to breath my cough is gettin worse, and I feel like im gonna faint, is this dead

Well,: Well, smoking in feces could introduce a number of bacteria to the lungs, that belong in the gut, not the lung. If you develop pneumonia or sepsis that could be quite dangerous to your health. At this point, definately recommend that you see a doctor to have your lungs checked out. ...Read more

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Is this normal or dangerous Everytimemy friend shoots meth she pukes/coughs up blood??

Is this normal or dangerous Everytimemy friend shoots meth she pukes/coughs up blood??

Why do you ask?: I'm most concerned about you -- or that anyone would think it is "normal" either to vomit or cough up blood, or to inject methamphetamine in the first place. "Friends" like this will drag you down. Urge her to get help with both her habit -- which will destroy her and hurt those who care about her -- and a physician's care for what could be TB that endangers those around her. Please do this. ...Read more

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Coughing up boold after getting high of meth what does it mean?

Coughing up boold after getting high of meth what does it mean?

Meth is Bad!: It means that Meth is Bad! It adds absolutely NO VALUE to your life and will kill you as sure as a bullet and sometimes as rapidly. This bleeding should resolve with time and clean living. Wish you well with your addiction treatment. ...Read more

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I've been using methamphetamine for 10 + years and injecting for 6 years... last 2 times using I've coughed blood in mucus shortly after injecting?

I've been using methamphetamine for 10 + years and injecting for 6 years... last 2 times using I've coughed blood in mucus shortly after injecting?

You know what to do!: Quit using meth!
Get medical help.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you have emphysema without a cough/and phlegm? .

Can you have emphysema without a cough/and phlegm? .

Lungs: Good question. You can. Sometimes the only symptom is a cough or shortness of breath. See a pulmonologist for a check up and breathing tests ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a mucus or phlegm cough quickly?

How do I get rid of a mucus or phlegm cough quickly?

Spit it out, cough fi: Cough medication are only symptomatic treatment. Finding the cause and dealing with it bottom line.
The most common causes of cough with phlegm are bronchitis, sinusitis and upper respiratory infections.Gerd can also give you this symptom. Smoking is another cause.
Treatment can vary from antibiotics to anti-inflammatory, histamine blockers, decongestant or bronco-dilators.
The most imp step defin. ...Read more

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Rib cage pain and phlegm when I cough. Is this bronchitis?

Rib cage pain and phlegm when I cough. Is this bronchitis?

Could be: If you have cough with production of sputum accompanied by chest pain could be many things among them bronchitis being one. Other possibilities are pneumonia, self limiting upper respiratory tract infection. The list is long. If the symptom persists, the best thing to do is to see your pcp. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of phlegm from cough in my 9month old baby?

How do I get rid of phlegm from cough in my 9month old baby?

Infant saline nose: Drops followed by gentle suction of her nose with a bulb syringe help. Place a vaporizer across her bedroom, not close to her crib. If she has a rectal temperature of 100-4, laboredn breathing, decreased nursing &;/or decreased peeing, see her doctor. She'll swallow mucus & spit it up or pass it in her stool. As long as the mucus is loose & no other symptoms exist, give it about ...Read more

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I have chesty cough with a slight bit of phlegm, wheezing also?

I have chesty cough with a slight bit of phlegm, wheezing also?

Bronchitis and spasm: You are likely describing an infectious process such as acute bronchitis described as a productive cough now cause acute bronchospasm or constriction of the airways causing wheezing. Your wheezing will likely improve with treatment of infectious process though if persists you will benefit from an evaluation for asthma vs copd. ...Read more

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Trying to get rid of a consistent phlegm cough in our toddler. ..

Trying to get rid of a consistent phlegm cough in our toddler. ..

Need: More information, how long has the toddler had the cough, any prior treatment or evaluation or any associated fever or wheezing ...Read more

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Could I have an endoscopy/colonoscopy with a bad cough and phlegm?

Could I have an endoscopy/colonoscopy with a bad cough and phlegm?

Endoscopy//cough: Soas u don't cough wen under scope, becuz of movement, cant see well, injury. Ur GI wud have ur PCP Rx a cough suppressant. ...Read more

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3rd day of cold is it normal to cough up some yellow phlegm in morning?

3rd day of cold is it normal to cough up some yellow phlegm in morning?

Yes, usually: That is not unusual. Sometimes, coughs from colds can take several days to go away or get better. Obviously, if it gets much worse, or you start coughing up blood, would go see a doc right away. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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What can cause a metallic taste with phlegm coming up with post pneumonia cough?

What can cause a metallic taste with phlegm coming up with post pneumonia cough?

Side effect: The metallic taste may sometimes be a side effect of the antibiotics that are frequently used to treat the pneumonia. Hence the metallic taste may not have much to do with the phlegm itself. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

Cough which ...Read more