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Persistent Cough With Phlegm
My 3yr old has has a persistent cough and phlegm for almost 4 wks now. I've been giving him OTC cough suppressant, but cough and phlegm are not gettin?
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 drank some tea accidentally with these fuzzy balls. Now I have a persistent cough w/ phlegm. Seems like bacterial, should I get antibiotics for it?
How to treat a persistent cough with little phlegm? It only hurts when i cough and delsym (dextromethorphan) doesn't do much.
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read more
5yr old has had persistent cough for a week.Had fever that's gone now.Clear phlegm but otherwise he's himself. Does this sound like bronchitis?
Persistent cough 5 weeks, experienced burning in sternum and throat, breathlessness when coughing, phlegm, 2nd lot anti b, now bitter taste?
Looks like allergy: appears you saw your md and got antibiotics. It is typically too long for a pure infection. Think about allergy and look for cause which is usually inhalant allergy like dust molds pollens etc. see an allergist. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. ...Read more
A slight Sore throat that comes & go along with yellow or orange like phlegm, with a persistent cough for what seems to go on more then three weeks?
Hi..im a 37yr old female..smoker for 12mth. I had a chest infection 3/4 weeks ago with persistent cough..I was given amoxicillin and predisonalone.
However I'm now coughing up salty clear bubbly phlem 4/5 times a day?
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