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My Husband Has Been Coughing Up Phlegm That Looks Like Worms 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
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
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
I am experiencing productive cough. The following also describes me: Cough. What should I do? I cough up worms and they come out my nose. Help me pls
Ugh: If you are expelling worms you need gastroenterologist muy rapido ...Read more
I have had a cough for the past two weeks. I have been coughing up phlegm that is slightly yellow, but it has a mild smell to it. Is this normal?
I have phlegm in my throat/chest. i have been coughing up phlegm for about 3 weeks now no other problems also when i laugh i cough up phelgm ?
I'm going on a date later and i want to temporarily relieve the coughing up phlegm and the dry cough that comes from the common cold. Suggestions?
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, ,cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
Eating raw garlic for 2 months everyday coughing up phlegm and sinus ears is congested but clearing up . Why? Cough?
If I'm not coughing up phlegm yet, but am coughing a lot and can smell foul phlegm in my lungs when I cough, should I take an antibiotic?
I have had a cough for almost two months now. Now with the cough my jaw hurts & im coughing up phlegm & stomach acid. My sinuses are also very conjest?
I had bronchitis and was coughing up phlegm in small amounts. Recently, the volume has doubled and it is now coating my throat and mouth when I cough.
Time to see your doc: to see what is going on with your lungs ...Read more
I diagnosed and treated me for whooping cough. Is it normal for me to be coughing up phlegm and blood and having a runny nose with mucus and blood?
Needs Eval: A persistent cough that is productive needs to be evaluated. You may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm of any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. It needs evaluation so proper treatment can be rendered. If you smoke, you need to quit today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cold last month nownow i've been coughing up phlegm for this entire month what could this be i know a common cold is only 7 days?
What to do if I have been coughing up phlegm for 2 months i was told I have bronchitis from the cold i contacted i was?
Chronic cough: If you have been producing phlegm for more than two months, a work up is indicated. This may include an imaging test such as an x ray or ct scan. In addition, your physician can evaluate the sputum for a variety of bacterial, fungal and viral causes. It is also important to have a TB skin test called a PPD test. Prmg respiratory will rev records at fax 858 259 9689 . I hope this helps. ...Read more
I have a cold and have been coughing up phlegm for the past two days. Why is my phlegm thicker and darker in the mornings?
Thick mucous: Mucous is thicker and darker in the morning because there is less water content in the mucous. Overnight, you simply don't drink the amount of fluid that you would during the day. Hence, mucous tends to be drier and therefore darker and thicker. A good way to combat thick mucous is to use a "mucolytic." This is a medicine like Guaifenesin. It's the drug in Robitussin (guaifenesin). Also drink more water ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have been coughing up phlegm for 2 months i was told what do you suggest if I have bronchitis from the cold i contacted i was?
Phlegm: You might have upper airway cough syndrome, it means you have discharge from your nose to your throat which causes the irritation there and make you cough and bring the discharge up, the treatment is steroid nose spray. The other reason is that you might have developed allergy to the antigen of the visrus that had caused cold months before, treatment is the same, nose spray. ...Read more
Phlegm from cough: Mostly clear phlegm is fairly normal. You probably have allergies. I would try a nasal steroid like Flonase and use it twice a day. It takes about 3 to 5 days to work. Be patient. You can try a decongestant like sudafed to dry you up until the Flonase kicks in. Good luck! Feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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