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Phlegm 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
Diagnosis first...: Before this cough can be treated, the cause needs to be diagnosed. Possibilities include acute bronchitis from an infection of the airways, chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, bronchospasm with airway inflammation, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. The treatments for these are all different so you need to see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Should a worry about a cough that has been producing various shades of phlegm. Had cough for 4 days?
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
I had a bad cold for about a week but i am now totally fine. But i feel like i still have a bit of phlegm to cough up and snot to blow out, but i cant?
Completely normal: That's completely normal. It often takes 10-20 days to completely recover from a cold. Drink plenty of warm fluids and get plenty of rest. Steam inhalation can help with loosening up the congestion. Wishing you a speedy recovery. ...Read more
Infant saline nose: drops followed by gentle suction of her nose with a bulb syringe help. Place a vaporizer across her bedroom, not close to her crib. If she has a rectal temperature of 100-4, laboredn breathing, decreased nursing &;/or decreased peeing, see her doctor. She'll swallow mucus & spit it up or pass it in her stool. As long as the mucus is loose & no other symptoms exist, give it about ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with pneumonia 11 weeks ago and still have a very tight phlegm producing cough with shortness of brth at night Wat is this?
I have bronchiectasis occasionally there is a slight spec of blood in the phlegm i cough up. Is this normal?
My phlegm type cough is kicking up again and I was wondering if it was safe to take my promethazine DM while on suboxone?
Talk to provider: antihistamines have significant interactions with opioids, including buprenorphine, and may cause excessive sedation. There is nothing magic about Promethazine as a cough suppressant, and you could probably get the same or similar effect just using plain Robitussin DM, and leaving antihistamines out of it, particularly phenergan, (promethazine) which really is a drug of abuse when combined with methadone. ...Read more
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, ,cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
My baby is on a ha formula which is causing him a lot if wind and smelly gas he was on a formla previously that causes him to have phlegm and cough?
FORMULA INTOLERANCE,: You can try a 'whey protein' based formula if available in your country, e.g. Garber good start'. If baby is lactose intolerant, there will be more gas, abdominal distention, diarrhea, if 'cows milk protein allergy' baby will have colic, etc. Talk to the baby's pediatrician. Tip: there is no substitute of breast milk. Consider breast feeding for at least 6 months for your next one! ...Read more
I just started prednisone 20mg after my cough wasn't improving (traces of blood in phlegm); the cough seems to get worse. Is this normal?
Thick dark blood in phlegm, no cough. Occasionally fresh red strip blood in phlegm, since Nov'13. Recently started to feel difficult in breathing ?
I am a smoker, and i have always phlegm without cough,pain or fever.recently i felt a breathing problem ONLY after smoking .Exercise,night breath fine
What's The Message??: So what else will it take to get you to quit (or at least cut down) smoking? At 32 this should not be happening. Yeah, it might be a cold or flu but obviously it's affecting you enough to ask for advice. So here it is: stop smoking, or at least cut back (anyone can cut back to 5 a day). Many people end-up quitting when the lungs are more far-gone than yours might be. You'll heal fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have phlegm WITHOUT COUGH for 3 days already.I have colds and mucus coming out of my nose. Can I drink fluimuicil? Thanks for the answer!
My 1 yr old has a phlegm filled cough. She doesn't sleep well because of it and the coughing causes her to choke and vomit. What can I do for her?
Cough: Have her seen by pediatrician soon. Wish her well. ...Read more
Why does my upper chest or bronchs vibrate when exhaling hard? There's no phlegm/mucus/cough. Quit smoking pot recently but never smoked cigs. Normal?
Impossible to say: You need a physical examination of your chest, and may need additional tests, such as a chest x-ray, to really give an answer. Often, some obstruction in the upper airway, like a polyp or an aspirated foreign body, can cause such sounds, but usually there will be cough, sputum, mucus etc. You need to be examined if it is bothering or worrying you. ...Read more
The past two weeks I have had excessive phlegm. I cough loads of yellow phlegm and also have a blocked nose. I feel like I gasp for air sometimes too?
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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