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Phlegm Not Sick
Possibly....: Your symptoms may be due to acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. This could also be due to pneumonia, an infection of the lung parenchyma, especially if a fever is present. In order to be diagnosed and treated, see your doctor. Depending on the findings, you may need an antibiotic. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
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
Metallic taste in phlegm. Not sick. No dental work. Don't drink a lot of water. Comes up everytime I get phlegm in my mouth.????
-Tired for two weeks Since last week: -Some chills -Occasional clear phlegm -no congestion -General sick feeling Nervous body isn't getting rid of it?
Blood in mucus: Probably small amounts of blood coming from your throat or your sinuses. Sounds like you are very ill. Might be best to see a physician and get some meds and advice so you will get better. Good luck! ...Read more
3 days feels like a lot of phlegm in my throat. Some times I cough up a green/brown color phlegm. I don't feel sick no fever. Some chest pains w/cough?
I had intestinal infection, then developed pneumonia, been through 3 antibiotics. I'm still sick, phlegm is green/yellow, pain & cough. Advice?
I've been having a lot of phlegm every day that I wake up for a past month or so. I haven't been sick. Just a lot of phlegm. Is this normal?
I don't get sick easily, but I have had a nasty wet cough & phlegm for nearly 2 weeks. What is it?
Has been sick for about 5days, and started to have blood in phlegm. What does this mean and how can I stop it?
Bloody phlegm: Bloody discoloration in phlegm generally comes from small hemorrhages from blood vessels of the respiratory tract (from sinus to lungs) that are caused by inflammation, infection or trauma due to coughing or forceful blowing. Antibiotics are often used to treat infections that progress to this stage. ...Read more
Why does my body produce phlegm even when I am not feeling sick? When should I be concerned about the phlegm production?
Phlegm is mucus: The phlegm or mucus you secrete is normal even in a non- diseased state. Even without an illness you can produce excess mucus because of allergy - allergic rhinitis. Or you can produce it without an identifiable irritant - non-allergic rhinitis. This is a very common thing that I see patients for on a daily basis... It may just be you. ...Read more
I've been having phlegm issues for the past few months but I have not been sick. No cold or cough, just phlegm. What is the issue?
Needs reason: The body always has a reason for what it does. Consistent coughing phlegm is abnormal. Not everyone who is sick feels sick or has fever. There are many potential reasons for the cough, not all of which will make you 'feel sick' it would be wise and appropriate to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Yes it: Could. IT may also be just viral syndrome. Drink plenty of fluids. If condition fails to improve or worsen seek help ...Read more