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Took birth control pill, had slight coughing and phlegm after swallowing pill. Possible pill went down trachea? Will pill still be absorbed?

Took birth control pill, had slight coughing and phlegm after swallowing pill. Possible pill went down trachea? Will pill still be absorbed?

See doctor: After taking birth control pill, you had slight cough and phlegm because of little irritation in the throat. I f no couching or phlegm after that then there is nothing to worry about. The pill has gone in the stomach and will get absorbed. The pill in trachea will cause irritation in trachea, and cough etc. See the doctor if you have any problem. ...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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What causes throat clearing by the trachea? Its driving me crazy! No pain, no sore throat just flem clearing any meds to take to get rid of this?

What causes throat clearing by the trachea? Its driving me crazy! No pain, no sore throat just flem clearing any meds to take to get rid of this?

Throat: There are several reasons form the throat clearing. The most common is allergic sinus drainage. Gastroesophageal reflux also gives a lot of people problems with the throat like soreness and even cough. You should consult with your doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the different parts of the trachea?

What are the different parts of the trachea?

Really only one part: There's an anterior and posterior wall, but there's really only a trachea. The carina is at the distal end where it terminates into the right and left mainstem bronchi. ...Read more

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What helps to remove phlegm?

What helps to remove phlegm?

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 excessive phlegm?

What causes excessive phlegm?

Phlegm: Phlegm is the response to an irritant, allergen or inflammatory response which affects the mucus membranes of the nose, throat, lungs and sinuses resulting in the over production of mucus. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pinkish phlegm what is it?

What to do if I have pinkish phlegm what is it?

Pink Phlegm: That pink color suggests the presence of blood, so you should really be evaluated by your doctor to make sure we get this figured out for you. ...Read more

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Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Is there cartilage in the walls of your trachea?

Yes: The anterior (front) wall and side walls of your trachea and supported by rings made of cartilage. ...Read more

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Are the trachea and the diaghragm the same thing?

Are the trachea and the diaghragm the same thing?

No: The diaprhagm is the big muscle that is atop the abdomen and the trachea is the windpiple ...Read more

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Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough: Dark phlegm: This sounds like bronchitis or a cold or pneumonia. Sometimes when we cough a lot of violently we break small blood vessels and blood can get on or into the mucous.

As long as you are not freely bleeding this is considered routine and normal. ...Read more

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Why do patients have phlegm?

Why do patients have phlegm?

Protective mechanism: Phlegm is a secretion in the airway during disease and inflammation. Phlegm usually contains mucus with bacteria, debris, and sloughed-off inflammatory cells. Once phlegm has been expectorated by a cough it becomes sputum. ...Read more

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Coughing up a white foamy phlegm?

Coughing up a white foamy phlegm?

Need more info: Are you a smoker, do you have fever, chest pain, when and to what extent does this occur? There are numerous questions which need answers and a physical exam would help, along with possible lab studies. See your local primary care doctor and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What is best for cough with phlegm.

What is best for cough with phlegm.

Robitussin: I would recommend doing a sinus wash so that you get rid of the mucous, maybe using mucinex or robitussin. ...Read more

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Child coughing up green phlegm mean?

Child coughing up green phlegm mean?

Possible infection: May be a bacterial or a viral infection. Best to see your physician for exact diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...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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Does nutramigen cause excess phlegm?

Does nutramigen cause excess phlegm?

No, there is no stud: There is a myth about milk giving more mucus. Known allergy to milk protein can cause rashes, gastro-intestinal symtoms or eczema but the nasal allergies are not well documented. Neutramigen being hypo-allergenic milk is much less likely to give symptoms. Many times patient with gerd will have increased mucus production after spicy food or full meal and that can be attributed to food itself. I thi. ...Read more

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Why am I coughing up so much phlegm?

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 stop coughing up green phlegm?

How to stop coughing up green phlegm?

Treatment...: If you have symptoms of infection, like fever, chills, decreased appetite, body aches, cold symptoms, etc., then you most likely have acute bronchitis which is treated w/ antibiotics. If you have no other symptoms, then it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...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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Pus/phlegm returning a week into a cold?

Pus/phlegm returning a week into a cold?

Pus: Colds can slightly weaken the immune system so that a secondary infection can occur. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does coughing up green phlegm mean?

What does coughing up green phlegm mean?

Infection usually: This usually indicates an infection of the lungs or sinus tract. ...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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Foamy phlegm with cough lasting over 4weeks?

Foamy phlegm with cough lasting over 4weeks?

Cough: If you have not been sick it ma be silent acid reflux or LPR. If you have been sick, it may be bronchitis or walking pneumonia-see your doctor ...Read more

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Why I have solid phlegm everyday over a year?

Chronic bronchitis: Chronic productive cough usually related to chronic bronchitis.However if a non smoker should look for other potential causes. ...Read more

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What is a small amount of blood in phlegm mean?

What is a small amount of blood in phlegm mean?

Hemoptysis: There are many possibilities. The most common cause is bronchitis but there are serious causes as well so this should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Should I work out if I'm coughing up green phlegm?

Should I work out if I'm coughing up green phlegm?

Up to you: Whether or not to continue exercising while sick is really a personal decision depending upon how you feel, not color of your phlegm. As an aside, color of phlegm doesn't determine need for antibiotics either. Bottom line, if you feel good aside from coughing up green phlegm, go exercise. But there's no need to push for a personal best/record until you're back to 100% health. ...Read more

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Coughing up horrible tasting phlegm, what can I do?

Coughing up horrible tasting phlegm, what can I do?

See doctor....: This may be due to acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. If your doctor determines it is from a bacterial infection, you would need antibiotics whereas if it is due to a virus, it will resolve on its own in about 7-10 days. If you smoke, smoking cessation will decrease airway inflammation and your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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