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Occasional Phlegm Symptoms
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
I have all the symptoms of lung cancer: shortness of breath, cough with yellow phlegm and occasional red streaks, fingernail clubbing...but my Chest X-Ray and Noncontrast High-Res Chest CT were negative.
Doctors are saying I'm fine, but I'm scared?
Trust your physician: or obtain a pulmonary medical consultation as a second opinion. Without symptoms such as weight loss. anorexia, expectorating pure blood. chronic spasmodic coughing,etc. this is not consistent with lung cancer, especially with a negative CT scan. I suggest behavioral counseling with a certified psychotherpist for CBT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus/throat/lung/gi: Phlegm in the throat can come from infection in the sinus, throat, lung (bronchitis or pneumonia) and gerd. Each of these conditions can usually be identified and treated sometimes in combination. Sinusitis with antibiotics/decongestants, bronchitis /pneumonia with step wise asthma treatment/antibioitcs and gerd with antacid diet GI medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most common: cause is ALLERGY! If there is no inflammation from infection (yellowish/green sputum) then you most likely have an allergic tracheobronchitis ( a "relative" of asthma) An anti-histamine containing expectorant might help (eg: Phenergan (promethazine) Excpectorant) Check with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Coughing up thick green phlegm. No other symptoms. I feel great. Only coughing if I think I need to then phlegm comes up. It's been about a week.
I started coughing a month ago.Small
About of clear phlegm . Voice was horse. better but, not gone no
Other symptoms. ?
Viral cough: This sounds like a typical viral cough. Symptoms can persist for up to 6-8 weeks. If you develop fevers, shortness of breath or chest pain accompanied by the cough then you need to visit your Doctor. At this stage it is highly unlikely that you need antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I was just wondering what is going on. I have had a cough with phlegm for maybe over 4 weeks, occasionally blood-streaked phlegm.
I've had a phlegmy cough for 17 days now. No other symptoms. Feel good otherwise. Phlegm is normal light colour. How long is it meant to last?
It could last 2-4: weeks. If it continues,see your Dr..Get a more detailed answer ›
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