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Month in asia. Cough phlegm, inner chest irritation often, cough often. Certain that usa Robitussin (guaifenesin) would fix. Meds here no effect. What can I do?.

Month in asia. Cough phlegm, inner chest irritation often, cough often. Certain that usa Robitussin (guaifenesin) would fix. Meds here no effect. What can I do?.

Cough and phlegm: If cough produces yellow-green phlegm, there may be a concern that the source of your symptoms may be a bacterial bronchitis that may require antibiotics. Frequent throat clearing, sense of foreign body in throat, mucous in throat mainly in am, and chest discomfort mainly after big meal or spicy meal implies acid reflux affecting throat for which prilosec/tums/reducing acid/sour in diet is best. ...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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I have a phlegm in Chest feeling, not coughing up phlegm very weird feeling; uncomfortable. 13 yrs old Heart skipping beats when checking pulse often?

I have a phlegm in Chest feeling, not coughing up phlegm very weird feeling; uncomfortable.
13 yrs old Heart skipping beats when checking pulse often?

See dr.: Can you ask your parents or guardians to take you to a physician so that you can be examined and an EKG done? In the meantime, please don't drink caffeinated drinks, which include sports energy drinks or take decongestants or any stimulating drugs. If no other option, you can call emergency services if your symptoms worsen. You need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a cough and i observed that I dont produce that much phlegm now after 6 days but I feel some heaviness in my chest.. What is it?

I have a cough and i observed that I dont produce that much phlegm now after 6 days but I feel some heaviness in my chest.. What is it?

Chest "heaviness": The only way in which this can be answered is for you to be examined, your chest auscultated with a stethoscope and possibly undergoing a chest x-ray if felt necessary by the diagnosing doctor. If this continues or you have any trouble breathing see somebody ASAP. Good luck and hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What can help me cough up this thick phlegm stuff up out of my chest ?

What can help me cough up this thick phlegm stuff up out of my chest ?

Cough: Cough with thick phlegm can be treated with medications like guafenecine. But you really need to find out the cause of the cough before you start mucolytics. ...Read more

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Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

Cough phlegm chest pain with fever?

See your doctor: You could have a pneumonia setting in. See your doctor for the appropriate evaluation. Get well soon. ...Read more

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When I cough I feel it all over My chest and back and the right side of my head. I have a constant flow of phlegm. I think it must be a virus..

When I cough I feel it all over 
My chest and back and the right side of my head.  I have a constant flow of phlegm. I think it must be a virus..

Viral bronchitis: I'm really sorry that you are having this difficulty. At the age of 70 with a severe cough and a lot of phlegm it is best that you see it physician. In the meantime drink plenty of liquids and take your ibuprofen and a cough suppressant. You are correct it's probably a virus but pneumonia after the age of 50 is a very dangerous situation. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more