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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 (promethazine) 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.
Sinus/throat/lung/gi: Phlegm in the throat can come from infection in the sinus, throat, lung (bronchitis or pneumonia) and gerd. Each of these conditions can usually be identified and treated sometimes in combination. Sinusitis with antibiotics/decongestants, bronchitis /pneumonia with step wise asthma treatment/antibioitcs and gerd with antacid diet GI medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a phlegmy cough for 17 days now. No other symptoms. Feel good otherwise. Phlegm is normal light colour. How long is it meant to last?
It could last 2-4: weeks. If it continues,see your Dr..Get a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed with strep 4 days ago and began taking penicillin. Today when i woke up i was coughing up bloody phlegm--- is this a usual symptom?
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
Blood in phlegm and from one nostril(left) since last 8 days.. And from other nostril (right)normal phlegm... No other symptoms.. Reason?
Blood in nasal mucus: This is relatively common and usually due to a dry nose. It could be due to dry heat outside or dry A/C air indoors. Is there any reason for you to be dehydrated? Do you drink water. You should strive to increase hydration, use nasal saline mist in the nose to moisturize it, avoid rubbing or forcefully blowing the nose and see ENT MD if it persists. ...Read more
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
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