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Phlegm After Laughing
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
Dry no phlegm cough for two weeks. Can't HOLD a deep breath in lungs without coughing? I cough after inhale. worse in morning. Better after hot shower
Sounds like: "asthmatic" bronchitis! Are you wheezing??? You may require an antibiotic so best bet is to call your Primary Care Provider! BTW the shower is a GIANT VAPORIZER , that's why its helping!!! Run a Vaporizer in your bedroom if possible....during the day and during sleep! Hope these "tips" help! Dr Z ...Read more
Experiencing pain deep in breast when coughing and laughing. Minor cough and wheezing about a week before pain started. Cough ended before pain began.?
Possibilities...: Your cough may be a sign of bronchospasm. It is possible you have COPD as a result of your smoking. Smoking cessation is necessary to decrease airway inflammation so congrats on quitting. You need to see your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and treated. There is no cure for COPD but treatments are available to control symptoms, including the cough so see your doctor asap! ...Read more
Hoarse cough Shortness of breath since 2 days early in the morning when im sleeping. Goes away after taking cough medicine after an hr.asthma?
May be: or airway hypersensitivity, also check your sinuses, cough medicine would help momentarily, check with an allergist if you have a specialist around, but start with your regular doctor, you will need a bronchodilator to help your cough first, and other controller medicine might be needed in addition to treating any other condition like sinusitis, good luck ...Read more
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
How long does cough last after quitting smoking?Quit week ago. Coughing up a lot of brown and clear phlegm
5 days after tonsillectomy. Brown, yellow, or green phlegm, possibly pus, that I am hacking up often. No runny nose, worse after sleeping. Normal?
Normal unfun time: It can take a couple of weeks for you to get over it. Use a nasal saline mist hourly while awake if still having a lot of mucous, or at least saline gargles. Ear pain is also common. You may want to chew on gummy candy or gum to see if that loosens up some of the throat muscles spasms. Ask your ENT if they're okay with you using Motrin as that can really help, or if they need to see you back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing up yellow phlegm for nearly 3 months. Had xray antibiotics and blood test. Nothing. When i start breathing heavily during exercise it comesup?
Inflammation: Likely inflammatory tracheo-bronchitis possibly environmentally induced. Development during exercise may indicate exercise induced wheezing. The yellow color reflects slow transit out of the lung not infection. Possible evaluation includes pfts and if negative a possible methacholine test for exercise related wheezing. If all studies negative a bronchoscopy may be in order as well as a chest ct. ...Read more
I have been coughing for 3 days. When I coughing neck hurts I cough up cloudy phelm and seep urine when I cough?
Spasm: Cough has many causes but common reasons would be a bout of upper respiratory tract infection. Reported coughing can cause neck muscle spasms leading to neck pain and in your case the seeping of it one can be related to the rise in pressure inside the abdomen from coughing. You need to check for stress incontince with your doctor and manage the cough. ...Read more
?Dangerous: Dangerous is not the best word to use, but you should simply get yourself a good examination and maybe even some testing such as a C-Xray to assure the Brown tinged mucus is not blood you are seeing in your mucus, or a bacterial infection. Great job that you stopped smoking! Now just see the Doc for an evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had breathing difficulty when I woke up this morning, with strong coughs producing white phlegm.
Cold or asthma: Your symptoms are typical of the common cold (viral infection of the respiratory tract) especially if you had a runny nose or low grade fever. If a common cold your symptoms usually will improve in 3-7 days. If your symptoms last longer or you have a history of asthma, your asthma may be experiencing a flare and need treatment. ...Read more
Unable to exhale fully after 4 months after pneumonia. Still have constant clear/yellow mucus every morning. Post nasal drip too. Is this normal?
Follow up with doc: Please follow up with your doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm due in 3 weeks & 4 days. Sore throat, lost voice, coughing, sometime coughing up mucus, sometimes coughing so much i see little white light dots?
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more