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Thick Phlegm In The Morning
Could gastritis and acid reflux be the cause of slightly discolored mucus in the mornings? Thick mucus in the back of my throat when i wake up.
No: Coming from airway and if clears easily don't worry about it. ...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
Cough mucus: hello~ you are 60y.did you smoke at any stage of your life (probably) and have you been coughing for > 2years (probably), this means that you have chronic bronchitis and thats why. If answer is no to both, then you might have allergies with chronic postnasal drip. You might consider seeing the doc and possibly getting a surveillance chest xray. thx ...Read more
Wake up and cough up light brownish phlegm, after that normal green. have a stuffy nose. why the brownish color in the morning?
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies of this cough includes gerd, post-nasal drip. Bronchospasm from any cause can also contribute. If you are smoking, smoking cessation to decrease airway inflammation is needed. See your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and the proper treatment rendered. ...Read more
Yes: The a.m mucus sample is usually concentrated and thus may look yellow. IN the presence of a sinus infection, the mucus (when present) should be consistently yellow or green. ...Read more
I took a shower and in the shower started coughing up a clear mucus, with brown/grey specks. In mornings thick green mucus comes out my nose too.
See a Dr for exam: If this is a known seasonal allergy, either use your usual OTC treatment or see the Dr. That will help tell if there is anything else involved. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Many possibilities: Post-nasal drip, gastrointestinal reflux, smoking creating brochitis, occupational exposure to pollutants, or living in an area where environmental pollutants are high. If you don't smoke, suggest you see a primary care doctor who may refer you, if necessary, to a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more
I am still coughing up light yellow mucus in the morning after pneumonia. My cough isn't persistent just in the morning. Is this normal?
Almost every morning especially when winter starts I cough up yellow mucus in the morning. I often catch colds. I cough only in the mornings.
Yes, usually: That is not unusual. Sometimes, coughs from colds can take several days to go away or get better. Obviously, if it gets much worse, or you start coughing up blood, would go see a doc right away. Hope you feel better! ...Read more
Scratchy throat in morning some coughing. Coughed up caramel colored mucus this morning. I Smoke sometimes. ?
I am experiencing phlegm in the morning. When I'm brushing my teeth in the morning I clear my thoart and notice phelgm. Only get phlegm in the morning never during the day. Is this normal? Thank You
I've been having bloody phlem first thing when i wake up in the morning for the past 2 days. My nose is dry with bloody crust throughout the day. ?
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies of coughing blood, called hemoptysis, include bronchitis, sinus problem, etc. But, malignancy must always be ruled out since it can also cause this symptom so you need to see your doctor. If a sinus/nasal problem is diagnosed as the culprit (given your other symptoms), there are very effective prescription meds that can be tried so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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