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Doctor insights on: Mucus With Wheezing And Stuffy Nose

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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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My husband has symptoms of excess mucus, cough, wheezing, and stuffy nose but no fever or chills. If it's not a cold, what could it be?

My husband has symptoms of excess mucus, cough, wheezing, and stuffy nose but no fever or chills. If it's not a cold, what could it be?

Workup/M.D. visit: These symptoms may be due to a number of underlying conditions. Among these are asthma, COPD, CF, allergic rhinitis and asthma, aspiration or reflux and aspiration. Avoiding triggers and smoke, and seeing your physician to discuss these possible causes is recommended. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing. .. How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma?

My 6 yr old daughter is coughing, sneezing, stuffed nose, mucus looks dark brown. Now she is wheezing. .. How can I tell its allergies, cold, asthma?

If she is wheezing..: ...You need to see your doctor. It could get worse and she could have trouble breathing later. Whether it's allergies or a cold causing it, your doctor can determine. The important thing is to take care of the problem when breathing is involved. ...Read more

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Sudden cough stuffy nose wheezing when breathing and headache from coughing could I be coming down with a cold?

Sudden cough stuffy nose wheezing when breathing and headache from coughing could I be coming down with a cold?

You may: As described, you appear to be developing an infection that is affecting your lungs too with probable congestion and resultant wheezing. See the Doctor to get evaluated and treated, and to determine if it is viral or bacterial, for which the latter would require antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Been coughing and wheezing for a cpl wks. Finished z-pack on sat still coughing, wheezing and runny/stuffy nose. Worse at nite when on left side?

Been coughing and wheezing for a cpl wks. Finished z-pack on sat still coughing, wheezing and runny/stuffy nose. Worse at nite when on left side?

Viral illnesses: A lot of "wheezing" you hear is actually from the upper airway and is not wheezing in the sense of asthma. That said, if you are wheezing, you might have some asthma, and it was brought on by the recent viral illness you describe. The persistence of the cough afterwards is common. If you have a history of asthma, see your doctor. If not, be patient, but go to the doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How to relieve my two yr old sons cough and stuffy nose? Had to rephrase my last question! No fever or wheezing had symptoms almost 3 weeks now.

How to relieve my two yr old sons cough and stuffy nose? Had to rephrase my last question! No fever or wheezing had symptoms almost 3 weeks now.

Get evaluated: Prolonged cough in children can be caused by a variety of conditions, so physical exam will like be required to determine the cause and treatment. If he is asthmatic, albuterol should be used according to your asthma plan. ...Read more

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2 year old with stuffy nose, and cough that sounds like a bark? No fever, no wheezing, worse at night. How do I make him feel better?

2 year old with stuffy nose, and cough that sounds like a bark? No fever, no wheezing, worse at night. How do I make him feel better?

See Doc re: Croup: When a child has a cough that has a "barking" quality, a doc should check them for an illness called Croup. A pediatrician should see your little guy today. Croup can have serious complications at times even requiring hospitalization. Since your child is young, he probably can't tell you how sick he really is. He should be assessed today and monitored closely. Rx treatment will help him get better ...Read more

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What could be wrong if you 18month old had a sinus infect. But days later started with a runny/stuffy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, wheezing?

What could be wrong if you 18month old had a sinus infect. But days later started with a runny/stuffy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, wheezing?

Upper reinfection: Chest colds are prone to become upper airway or eyes ear nose and throat as well. Symptomatic treatment usually best but if trouble breathing or increasingly fussy aisle at infection and or fluid might be a problem if so see your child's health practitioner. ...Read more

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Can you have allergic asthma with no wheezing or cough? I breathe normal but something doesn't feel right when I inhale in my chest. Been checked and heart and lungs are normal. I also have a stuffy nose at night.

Can you have allergic asthma with no wheezing or cough? I breathe normal but something doesn't feel right when I inhale in my chest. Been checked and heart and lungs are normal. I also have a stuffy nose at night.

Asthma: Simply means "inflamed" lower airways, can be allergic or non-allergic, and yes it can happen without wheezing/cough, just chest tightness. Whether you have asthma or not, you need to be evaluated for your symptoms by an asthma specialist, you may not have the condition. spirometry, sort of lung function testing, or methacholine challenge may be needed. See an allergist or a pulmonologist, good luck ...Read more

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Sore throat. No fever. Stuffy nose. Pain in shoulders. No loss of appetite. Happened suddenly. Dry/wheezing cough.

Sore throat. No fever. Stuffy nose. Pain in shoulders. No loss of appetite. Happened suddenly. Dry/wheezing cough.

Early URI: This sounds like you're starting with an Upper Respiratory tract Infection (URI). Often the cause is a virus, and if you think back of who you might have been in close contact with - you may 'figure out' what germ you have. The important thing is to keep track of your symptoms, and try to manage them as best you can - Tylenol, Robitussin, chicken soup, REST -etc. If symptoms worsen, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had green mucus upon waking up the past 2 days. I kind of have a stuffy nose during the day. I don't have a cold or headaches. How can I treat it?

I had green mucus upon waking up the past 2 days. I kind of have a stuffy nose during the day. I don't have a cold or headaches. How can I treat it?

Guaifenesin: Is an excellent expectorant, meaning that it helps thin and loosen mucous and helps your body get rid of it. Guaifenesin is available in over-the-counter, under a number of different brand names including Robitussin and Mucinex, but you can probably get it cheaper by shopping for generic forms. I recommend 400 mg 3 times/day or 600 mg extended release twice a day. Get plain guaifenesin. ...Read more

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I have a sinus and stuffy nose. When I blow my nose now, the mucus is black in colour. It comes from one side of the nose and the other was clear.

Be seen.: You should be seen by an ENT. There is an unusual infection that can cause black drainage. Of course dried blood can look pretty black too. ...Read more

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Last month or so got this stuffy nose, no mucus, not sick, just plugged up I can breathe through it if I push hard, but really hard to breathe out?

Last month or so got this stuffy nose, no mucus, not sick, just plugged up I can breathe through it if I push hard, but really hard to breathe out?

Try these.: Take otc antihistamines (benadryl- causes drowsiness), Vicks vaporub, cough drops etc. Your dr can prescribe steroid nasal solution. You may consider allergy testing. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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Stuffy nose with clear thick sticky mucus sometimes I cough up same mucus a few times a day hardly any color just white particles sometime some green?

Stuffy nose with clear thick sticky mucus sometimes I cough up same mucus a few times a day hardly any color just white particles sometime some green?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 when ever I suction her runny and stuffy nose there is blood mixed with the mucus this had happened for the last two days every time?

My daughter is 2 when ever I suction her runny and stuffy nose there is blood mixed with the mucus this had happened for the last two days every time?

Common finding: The sensitive linings of the nose has capillaries that break easily with trauma. Suctioning will often stir this up, but it is transient. Often just flooding the nose with nasal saline will loosen the mucous & letting it drain into the stomach is not a problem. ...Read more

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