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Phlegm But No Cough
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
Quart of mucus a day: The respiratory and GI tract are lined with cells that secrete mucus. Mucus from the respiratory tract may be from the nose, sinuses or lungs. Since cough is designed to prevent mucus build up in the lower respiratory tract, consider the nose or sinuses as the source. An ENT or allergist could assist in this investigation. ...Read more
Stuffy runny nose no fever sneezing with somewhat productive cough that burns chest when coughing mucus is green yellow and white?
Sick for 2 weeks. Coughing alot. Runny nose. No fever. Itchy throat. No allergies. Dont cough during sports only at rest. Whooping cough maybe?
Whooping Cough: This could be pertussis but there are many other diseases with similar symptoms... Check in with your doctor. ...Read more
Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?
Don't worry.: Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment. It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary. ...Read more
Is my bronchitis still contagious? Antibiotics 4 days, light cough (clearing throat) little bit of yellowish mucus, no urge to cough.
My is coughing with yellow sputum for 10dys. Last 2dys no sputum, she's coughing less but sweating. No fever all time. Is it pneumonia, bronchitis or?
Pneumonia: Several considerations are possible given symptoms of fever, cough and yellow sputum production, but pneumonia (PNA) should be strongly considered in a 65YO person with these persistent symptoms. If you are a smoker your risk for PNA and acute on chronic bronchitis increases. If you have a lot of sinus congestion then sinusitis may also be considered as a cause of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have hayfever. Ive had sore throat, cough, wheezy chest, phlegm taste in throat for 4 days, but no congestion. Is this hayfever even w/o congestion?
No way to tell w/o t: ...testing. The "wheezy" cough & phlegm suggests there may be congestion in the lungs. But is it hayfever or a viral infection? or bacterial tracheitis? They all feel the same more-or-less, but are treated differently. Testing of phlegm, blood (allergy tests), chest X-ray, & other tools available to a doctor can sometimes tell the difference. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to determine the cause. GL! ...Read more
Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?
Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medications. Without adequate information about your general health, we cannot provide you with any more advice. Please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?
After antibiotics for cough had sorethroat colds fever cough again.Now no more colds fever sorethroat but cough still lingering, do I need antibiotics?
Probably not . : Your cough might just be drainage from the back of your throat due to allergies , the cold weather, ; viruses .You may want to try any allergy medicines with expectorant if you need to thin out your mucus . Drink plenty of warm liquids, honey with tea, chicken broth , warm chocolate drinks , coffee etc.If you develop fever and your condition worsened, time to go back to your doctor for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Havent slept in days, my cough is so bad sometimes i cough up yellow/ slight pink mucus, but usually its clear. No fevers no chest pain. Pneumonia?
Short of breath: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more
Stuffy nose hardly any mucus. Mucus has no color no fever no coughing no sickness feels really dry when breathing in through nose saline spray useless?
Nasal congestion: You may be suffering from nasal allergies, depending where you live, this time of the year indoor allergies are the main cause of your symptoms, such as dust mites and pet dander. You may needto seeyour doctor for a steroid nasal spray. A humidifer for the bedroom also helps. ...Read more
Coughing/bringing up phlegm, no other symptoms of cold/flu. Phlegm is usually whitish clear. Why?
Most common: cause is ALLERGY! If there is no inflammation from infection (yellowish/green sputum) then you most likely have an allergic tracheobronchitis ( a "relative" of asthma) An anti-histamine containing expectorant might help (eg: Phenergan (promethazine) Excpectorant) Check with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Persistent cough with very little to no mucus, mucus comes when I clear my throat, no fever, big headache, slightly sore throat. Is this bronchitis?
Need evaluation.: There are many potential causes for your cough . Postnasal drips, sinusitis, asthma, reflux etc come to mind. Need to consult your doctor or an allergist for further examination. At the minimum, a lung function test is indicated. If you are smoking or vaping anything, you need to eliminate this habit. ...Read more
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more
I have a throat that feels like mucous is in there and nose that has mucous but no runny nose, no cough, no fever, is it allergies? I'm not congested.
See doctor: Probably not allergy . Apparently you have GERD which can cause this type of symptoms . You may consider a stronger acid suppression program after consulting with your doctor. ...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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