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My Husband Has Been Coughing Up Phlegm That Looks Like Worms What Could It Be
Worms?: Patients with the largest of round worms, ascaris lumricoides, may cough up worms. I have seen them come out of the ear drums and the nose. But these do not "look like worms" - they are worms, and not mistakable for anything else. If you can describe your husband's phlegm in more detail it might be helpful, or take a specimen freshly coughed up to your local doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My daughter for weeks has been coughin up what can only be described as stuff which looks like cauliflower is there something wrong?
My baby coughs sometimes and it sounds like she is choking what could this be? She has also been woken up by it on occasion.
Could be lots: Could be anything from nothing to significant illness. Heave your friend see their doctor. ...Read more
My fiance has been throwing up a lot lately, but its not food he ate its blood, what could be wrong?
Upper GI Bleeding: This needs attention, throwing up blood is never normal. Possible causes include an ulcer, gastritis, esophagitis and tumors. He needs to see a doc asap. Usually this requires an upper endoscopy. Emergency room visit if he is throwing up lots of blood or feeling lightheaded or having black tarry bms. He should avoid aspirin, advil, alleve, ibuprofen, & alcohol as they all can increase bleeding ...Read more
Earlier I felt like I had something in my throat, so I tried clearing it and A chunk of what seems to be bloody tissue came out. It has yellow mucus ?
Can be benign or not: Causes of your symptoms can be from debris in tonsil pits, chronic nose, throat , sinus or lung infections, or tumors in nose, sinuses, neck, or mouth or lungs. ...Read more
Consult your doc: Pertussis, whooping cough, is a highly contagious bacterial disease known for violent uncontrollable coughing. Antibiotics can be prescribed, but other supportive treatment might be required based on the general health of the person infected. It would be wise to consult your doctor about this. More info here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002528/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has been stuffy coughing very frequently and then throwing up. Looks like thick mucus. What can I do?
Coughing: Your daughter has a post nasal drip that is causing her cough. Use a bulb syringe to suck out as much mucus as you can. Then use salt water nose drops several times a day. Use a vaporizer while sleeping and elevate the mattress. Push fluids but go easy on the milk as milk makes mucus ...Read more
My 2month old is on .6ml of ranitidine for his horrible reflux but lately he has thrown up a lot more and it comes out looking like it could be water?
It happens: Kids grow and become more physical with age which puts more power behind the reflux. Reflux tends to get worse until age 4 mo before it stabilizes and then fades about the time they sit routinely.If he is thriving in spite of the splitting he may just need more med or other adjustments. If he's not keeping enough down to pee every 4 hours a doc visit may be needed to rule out other problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 1 year old have diarrhea but it looks like mucus everything she eat it comes out that color also throwing up mucus no fever.. Can you please help?
My 6 year old has a red bloodshot eye gunk in it and dry nasty cough sore throat been like this all day what could I give him what could it be pleas?
Rhinoconjuctivitis: Different causes could lead to this problem. The 1st step is to clean his eyes with regular tap water and have him rinse his nose to clear away mucous. IF symptoms have been present for more that 4-5 days and he's also complained of ear discomfort, you should take him to the doctor because in some cases he may also have an ear infection and need an antibiotic eye drop and even an oral antibiotic. ...Read more
My throat has recently been acting up , every time I swallow it feels like something is there when it's not and also my uvula has gotten a red spot .
Uvula swelling: Globus sensation has many possible causes - including Uvulitis. Swelling of the uvula from viral infection is common (as well as swelling from sleep apnea and certain medications). Globus sensation can also be related to GI reflux, tonsil problems, pharyngitis just to name a few other issues. If not improved over a week of symptoms further evaluation is advisable. ...Read more
My daughter has been sick recently and now her whole body is dry and looks like little scabs... what could that be from and should I be worried?
I have greenish fluid that looks like snot coming out of my left year. I've been getting stomach aches also. What could be happening?
Greenish Fluid: It sure sound like you have a severe infection and need to be seen urgently. Please get to your doctor's office today. ...Read more
My husband says it feels like something in his throat but he can't cough anything up. What could it be?
Smoker I've been coughing up phlegm tinged with blood at times I had a CT scan it states that their is cystic changes and a parenchymal density lung
Parenchymal density: is a very nonspecific term, unfortunately. It could mean anything from scar to mass to pneumonia to collapse of a small lung segment. Without the images to review, it is difficult to determine. Likewise, there are both acute and chronic causes of cystic changes. The nonspecific report verbiage needs to be interpreted in conjunction with the images themselves and your clinical picture. ...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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