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Recurring Phlegm Symptoms
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 Excpectorant) Check with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this helps Dr Z ...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
Coughing up thick green phlegm. No other symptoms. I feel great. Only coughing if I think I need to then phlegm comes up. It's been about a week.
I have coughing up phlegm for a couple weeks, but have not had any other cold symptoms. What could it be?
Virus? Allergies?: A cough is a symptom that can appear with several diseases: A cold, bronchitis, drainage from sinusitis, all which can be viral or bacterial. Allergies with post nasal drip can cause a cough. So do some meds and smoking.. If you have no other symptoms, a cold can make you cough up to a month. If it is still present and the mucus is clear see doc. If mucus has color to it, see doc this week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ive had a lot of phlegm coming up everyday for the last 2 months no cold symptoms or fever ever and hardly ever coughing sometimes I do upon waking?
I've had persistent chest cough for a week. Need to cough occurs when exhaling normal. Breathing shallower. No phlegm or other symptoms. What is it?
Coughing: You may signs of an allergic or as, atic condition. See your doctor for verification. ...Read more
Congested heavy chest feeling a week now after 2 mths of quitting smoking. Didn't have these symptoms until recently. Not coughing or phlegm. Normal?
Non-tobacco cause: Great job quitting smoking - 2 months is a long time and should get easier every day to stay that way! Not sure what 'congestion' is, could be a run of the mill viral syndrome or perhaps you're more active now, being a non-smoker? Exercise tolerance will increase over time so get sleep and eat healthy. If symptoms don't resolve, get a professional evaluation. Any shortness of breath, see a doc now ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Cough, brown-yellow phlegm, and feeling "under the weather" for 3days. Similar symptoms 3wks ago, took course of ZMax and resolved. What to do?
Colored phlegm: having this come back after Z max suggest that your nasal cilia are not working to remove bacteria. Humming, green tea with lemon and honey helps. Ask your doctor about using the Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus irrigator to clear this up. The Hydro Pulse restores the nasal cilia see www.grossan.com ...Read more
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