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Persistent Tickly Cough With Phlegm
Phlegm in back of throat sometimes it feels like something tickling in my throat and sometimes it makes me cough and doesn't go away slight heaache?
Throat problems: Your problems sound as if you need to see a ENT physician. You need to have your throat, lower esophagus, vocal cords and sinuses evaluated to see if a cause for your symptoms can be found and treated. 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
When I breathe in I get this burning feeling in top of chest, and tickling cough feeling. No phlem, xray clear, CBC good. No fever? But feel lousy
Need to look at meds:
You underlying pots condition causes rapid heart rate and the meds are trying to slow it down, bu the meds are probably causing the symptoms.
Need to have the doctor reevaluate the need of the meds in your case, Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) is the issue. ...Read more
I have had a consistent cough on and off for 3 months. Phlegm is clear and the cough is not severe however it is persistent. Any suggestion?
Need to see a doctor: More information is needed and you need to see a doctor for a diagnosis, asthma, acid reflux, post nasal drip due to allergic rhinitis, are the main causes of a chronic cough in a young person, in addition to a history and an exam performed by the doctor, chest x ray, pulmonary function tests, blood work might be needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
I've had persistent chest cough for a week. Need to cough occurs when exhaling normal. Breathing shallower. No phlegm or other symptoms. What is it?
Coughing: You may signs of an allergic or as, atic condition. See your doctor for verification. ...Read more
Sudden cough starting w/tickle in morning; fever of 38℃ and painful chest. Now cough much deeper + more pain and bringing up dark yellow phlegm. Dr?
Symptoms : Tickle in throat cough, excessive phlegm. Excessive eye mucus & very red eyes. Lethargic & some headache. No fever. Nasal passages clear.
Allergies: Seem the most likely cause. Most common are cat or dog hair, dust mites, mold, seasonal plants, weeds or trees. Please check with an allergist near you since there are different allergies geographically. Get well. ...Read more
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?
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?
Hi, I'm an expat living in the Middle East and not keen on going to the doctors here, I've been suffering from persistent dry cough for over 3 weeks now. I took amoxicillin thinking it maybe a virus, but there's no phlegm or cold like symptoms. It's been 3 w
Mgt: I would agree, and if you are seen, they may also order pulmonary function testing. Your history of exposures and illnesses will be requested during the evaluation. ...Read more
My son 6 yrs started persistent dry cough & gave him Bromfed. Now after 2 intakes w/ nebulization of ventolin there is phlegm. Can I give him Delsym (dextromethorphan)?
What can I do to get rid of thick phlegm in my throat that is quite difficult to cough up as it is so thick, it is a chronic persistent problem?
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) MD: Thick phlegm can be thinned out with something like a mucinex, (guaifenesin) which can be found at most drug stores. However, if this is a chronic problem, you should visit an md to determine what the root cause of the phlegm is: reflux, allergies, post-nasal drip, or lung issues. Productive cough is a particular symptom that is concerning. Long term treatment of the originating problem will help you long-term. ...Read more
I've had persistent itchy ears and throat for 3+ months. This causes me to cough, but little or no phlegm. What could be the cause?
See U r MD: Need ENT evaluation and treatment!Get a more detailed answer ›
Will amoxicillin work for an upper respiratory infection? Persistent cough over a week now with clear phlegm and wheezing. Take pro-air as needed.
Antibiotics are to treat bacterial infections and do nothing for allergies or viruses If you are wheezing you should take the proair q 4 hours and see your doctor as you may need an ancillary agent such as an inhaled steroid to calm down the chest inflammation
Also some forms of chest infection are not associated with fever so close f/u with your doctor is essential ...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?
Virus &/or allergies: Viral upper respiratory infections can hang around for weeks, but may be compounded by allergies. Sinus infection is another possibility. Best to see a primary care provider at this point for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Sore throat, persistent painful cough, had high fever, little blood in phlegm, blocked nose. Hot cold flashes, and weakness. Non smoker. Serious?
I've got a dry/tickling cough that's persistent enough that every breath I take can trigger it. What's the best thing I can do to break it?
It depends on why: You have the cough. If you cough every time you take a breath, then it is pretty serious. If you have bronchitis, you need to be seen by healthcare provider to get proper treatment. Some cough drops (e.g. Ricola) or cough syrup can help. If you cough because you have severe acid reflux, or cancer, or runny nose/allergies, then you should treat the underlying condition first. ...Read more
What is the best thing to do for a tickle causing a bad cough. My wife has asthma and the tickly cough has lasted a few days?
Depends...: Smokers, Asthmatics.......have to be treated differently. Without those hx or occupational exposure to dust/fumes....you should take a course of antibiotic like Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Guafenasin, Antihistamin...like Loratadine, Inhaler.....albuterol inhaler 2 puffs 3-4 times a day as needed. Change your tooth brush today. Drink some orange juice (Vit C), chicken noodle soup.......... will be better in 24hrs ...Read more
I get persistent non productive cough when I get flue like infection which last continuously upto 3 months. Come back again when I get next flu or cold?
I have a sore throat with a tickle I just can't seem to beat. Every time I cough it just sounds like I have lots of flem but nothing spits up. Also I?
Sore throat: Need more information and you probably need to be examined ...Read more
I have a persistent cough. No fever. Clear phylegm. I took otc cough stuff and Vick’s but just can’t seem to kick it.
Need to examine:
If you cough has persisted for more than three weeks, please see a doctor. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
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Persistent dull pain in frontneck area since start of feb. Also productive cough after eating (but not due to acid reflux or postnasal drip). Ideas?
Depends how long you: Have been coughing, and 6 weeks is a long time to be coughing. You may be experiencing food allergies, if it's always after eating, and not due to gerd, or pnd. You could have a sinusitis that needs to be treated before it gets worse, or you may be reacting to environmental allergens inhaled. So, go to your doctor, and have her/him check you out, and get your diagnosis soon. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 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?
Persistent very sore throat started 3.5 weeks ago, doctor prescribed augmentin and then aurelox. Sore throat returned 3 days after end of each course. Cough with little clear flem. No fever. Panado kills pain. Recommended course of action?
Possibilities...: If you have a productive cough chronically, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD typically caused by smoking. You should see your doctor as this can be treated and symptoms lessened. If you still smoke, smoking cessation is also needed and your doctor can help with this as well. ...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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