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Ongoing Cough With Phlegm
Semi prod. cough with wheezing. Clear phlegm. No nasal cong. No fever. Ongoing for a week. No hist. of asthma. What could it be? Should I be worried?
Bronchospasm...: It sounds like you have bronchospasm. There are many possible causes, asthma being only 1 of them. By definition, asthma is recurrent so if this is the first time wheezing, asthma cannot be diagnosed yet. See your doctor to find out why you have bronchospasm and to treat it. See a lung doctor if your symptoms continue or if no etiology is identified. Good luck! ...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
No cough but salty phlem. Certain positions when I breath deep hurts left side of back. Sometimes I'm short of breath. Chest pain ongoing for year. ?
Chronic chest pain: This should warrant a thorough detailed evaluation by your primary care physician. It may be costochondritis (pain due to inflammation of the tissues connecting the ribs) but this should not produce shortness of breath. Please see your doctor and follow their directions. ...Read more
I had the flu about 4 weeks ago, i have an ongoing chronic cough, some flem, shortness of breath, dizziness, sharp pain in both lungs when I lay down,?
Morning Phlegm: Think of gravity as your friend during the daytime when all the phlegm drains down but when you lay down at night, gravity is not your friend and those sinuses fill up with fluid. Then you wake up and gravity pulls everything down the back of your throat. ...Read more
Diagnosis first...: Before this cough can be treated, the cause needs to be diagnosed. Possibilities include acute bronchitis from an infection of the airways, chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, bronchospasm with airway inflammation, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. The treatments for these are all different so you need to see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more