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Why does phlegm occur after laughing and after consuming meal??

Why does phlegm occur after laughing and after consuming meal??

Maybe relux: This could be gastroesophgeal reflux. Your physician can help you with the diagnosis ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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When I laugh hard, I develop phlegm in my throat. I had a sinus infection and been using nasal spray till now. Why does phlegm occur after laughed?

When I laugh hard, I develop phlegm in my throat. I had a sinus infection and been using nasal spray till now. Why does phlegm occur after laughed?

It moves around/out!: I'm speaking from personal experience only. Any big movement in the upper respiratory tract - laugh, cough, nose blow, big gasp, etc. Moves the existing mucus and can break off sections of it allowing it to be expectorated (good!). It doesn't develop at that time - it becomes free to get out. ...Read more

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I get phlegm and cough when I laugh a lot. Why does this happen?

I get phlegm and cough when I laugh a lot. Why does this happen?

Chronic cough: I don't know why you have a chronic cough, but the cause of that is the cause of the phlegm. The most common causes of chronic cough (asthma, reflux, drugs) don't usually produce phlegm, but allergies with post nasal drip may. See your physician this week to see what is behind your cough. ...Read more

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Why do I develop mucous/phlegm when I laugh or shout? What is the condition called?

Why do I develop mucous/phlegm when I laugh or shout? What is the condition called?

Vasomotor: Vasomotor rhinitis is the chronic development of post nasal dripping, nasal congestion, runny nose, or sneezing and can be triggered by many things such as weather changes, chemical irritants, or foods. There are treatments out there, speak with your doctor about your specific condition. ...Read more

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Laughing much n louder causes wet cough with release of phlegm or white mucus for sometime. Any idea what problem?

Laughing much n louder causes wet cough with release of phlegm or white mucus for sometime. Any idea what problem?

Check out these: Links about bronchitis. Hope u feel better soon! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-bronchitis-basics. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bronchitis/basics/definition/con-20014956. ...Read more

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I was laughing while drinking and probably absorped some or juice into my lugs. I started to cough. Now after 1 hour I'm still coughing and have phlegm?

I was laughing while drinking and probably absorped some or juice into my lugs. I started to cough. Now after 1 hour I'm still coughing and have phlegm?

Normal: Your lung is trying to get rid of all the ingredients in what you ingested. The build up of mucous is from the juice irritating the cells lining the lungs and some white blood cells involved in the process. If it persists for more than 24 hours, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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 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?

Multiple causes: This can be due to a post nasal drip pooling the secretions in the throat that you cough out. Since yo don't mention feeling ill or having fevers. Its likely secondary to the season change and allergy ...Read more

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What causes black stuff in phlegm?

What causes black stuff in phlegm?

Smoke, old blood: Most common cause of black phlegm would be from smoke such as from cigarette/marijuana smoking. Coal miners used to have black phlegm but now they wear protective gear. Another cause would be old dried up blood from a bad sinus infection or bronchitis infection. Heavily polluted air such as from a recent fire is another possibility. ...Read more

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Is eating phlegm good or bad for you?

Is eating phlegm good or bad for you?

Neither: Phlegm or mucous is a natural body secretion and swallowing it is natural and not harmful. Blowing your nose and expectorating are also ways to get rid of excess mucous. ...Read more

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What do the worms in phlegm signify?

What do the worms in phlegm signify?

Ascaris: It is possible to cough up ascaris (a roundworm), since part of it's life cycle is in the lung. Best thing to do is bring a sample of the worm to your doctor so he can have it identified. ...Read more

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Why am I coughing up so much phlegm?

Phlegm: Many reasons. Drainage from sinuses is the most common cause. Others are, smokers lung, bronchiectasis, asthma ...Read more

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How to control phlegm whilst running?

How to control phlegm whilst running?

It's natural: When running your breathing rate increases, which can be very drying to the airways. Increased phlegm production is a completely natural way to counteract this drying, even though in the winter outside it can be really annoying. My advice (as gross as it is) is to get good at spitting and snot rockets. Or wash your gloves often - that's what I do! Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I always have mucus and phlegm?

Why do I always have mucus and phlegm?

Thick Mucus: Greetings. Treating thick mucus first begins with hydration. Try a saline nasal wash like the NeilMed kits. Guifenessin commonly sold as Mucinex (guaifenesin) will also act as a mucolytic. Remember to drink plenty of water and even sleep with a humidifier. These actions should help resolve your thick mucus. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent phlegm build up?

Is there a way to prevent phlegm build up?

Yes: Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) along with avoiding dairy and perhaps going gluten free. Try this for 3 weeks and see how you do. ...Read more

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What causes blood spot in phlegm?

What causes blood spot in phlegm?

Blood in phlegm: The most common origin of blood in phlegm is the nasal cavity including the sinuses. Dry, chaffed mucous membranes can bleed and this drips down the back of the throat and comes up with the phlegm. It can also come from bleeding gums or other sources in the mouth. Infrequently, it might arise from the stomach or lungs. If it persists, increases in frequency, duration or severity have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have phlegm how to get rid of it?

I have phlegm how to get rid of it?

3 steps Take an: Eexpectorant with guaifenisin and avoid drying medication such as antihistamines

set up a humidifier in the room you spend the most time such as your bedroom as an alternative sit in the bathroom with a hot shower running and breathe in the steam for 10 to 20 minutes

drink plenty of liquids such as decaffeinated hot tea fruit juice or water to increase fluid intake and help soothe the throat. ...Read more

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Phlegm in my lungs for almost 8 months?

Phlegm in my lungs for almost 8 months?

Phlegm: This is something that should be evaluated by your doctor. It can be as minor as allergies or as severe as pneumonia. Your doctor can help you find the answer. ...Read more

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I have too much phlegm how to get rid of it?

Excess phlegm: Depends on the cause. Excess phlegm can be caused many things, such as upper & lower airway infection, allergies, post-nasal drip, exposure to irritants, etc. Knowing if associated with a cough would help be helpful. Trial of over-the-counter anti-histamines may help. Certain patients improve after being treated with antacids (ler) depending on the cause. Even some food allergies can cause it. ...Read more

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I cough up phlegm after every meal?

I cough up phlegm after every meal?

Stuff going up/down: Sounds like acid reflux to me. But upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more

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Coughing up green phlegm chest pain?

Coughing up green phlegm chest pain?

Cough green stuff: And your question is? Need lots more information to be able to help. Consult with us here. ...Read more

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Small swelling on lymph node and phlegm?

Small swelling on lymph node and phlegm?

Lymph node and phelg: Assuming the lymph node is in the neck or head area with phlegm is sounds like you have some sort of upper respiratory tract infection. If the phlegm isn't discolored - probably not bronchitis. I would monitor the situation - a high fever or worsening cough or badly discolored mucus may be a sign of a worsening infection. ...Read more

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Why do I cough up dark specs in my phlegm.

Why do I cough up dark specs in my phlegm.

Depends: Dark specs may be blood but may be other. If blood can be coming from back of nose or sinuses, but may be coming from lungs. Blood is concerning when not where it should be, although there is less genral concern when from sinuses. The specifics of the dark spots and their origin needs to be determined. Strongly recommend evaluation by phsyician. ...Read more

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Is blood in phlegm with tonsillitis normal?

Yes, having some: Streaking with blood can occur. Vomiting up significant amounts of blood would not be normal. ...Read more

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I have brown phlegm spit out in the morning?

I have brown phlegm spit out in the morning?

Phlegm: Not enough info. Do you have a cold or allergies or chest issues. If not drink more fluids and use a humidifier at night. Give us more info ...Read more

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Losing my voice and coughing up brown phlegm?

Losing my voice and coughing up brown phlegm?

See doctor.....: Coughing will sometimes result in vocal cord inflammation which will make your voice hoarse. Discolored sputum is a sign of airway inflammation usually due to bronchitis, either acute or chronic. See your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated. If you are smoking, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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