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Doctor insights on: Thick String Like Mucous Cough From Lungs

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I had pnd and stuffy nose i thought it was allergies. Now my head isstuffed and my chest hurts and I have a mucous cough should I go to the dr?

I had pnd and stuffy nose i thought it was allergies. Now my head isstuffed and my chest hurts and I have a mucous cough should I go to the dr?

Good idea: If the symptoms have been going on for more than a week and seem to be worsening, then chances are that you are developing a bacterial infection that should be treated with a primary care doctor initially. ...Read more

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I have a severe deep and constant cough causing mucus what could this be? Its a constant cough feeling as if its coming straight from the lungs and theres thick mucus everytime...Ive had it for about a week now. What is it?

I have a severe deep and constant cough causing mucus what could this be? Its a constant cough feeling as if its coming straight from the lungs and theres thick mucus everytime...Ive had it for about a week now. What is it?

It : It isn't possible to diagnose your condition via this format. It could be a viral respiratory infection, pneumonia, bronchitis. A bacterial infection. Since it has been going on for a week without improvement, it is probably time to get it seen. In the mean time hydrate well and consider use of an over the counter mucolytic medication. ...Read more

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For two days now I cough up small amounts of thick, clear mucus. I feel like it comes from my lungs but could be from throat. No other symptoms.

For two days now I cough up small amounts of thick, clear mucus. I feel like it comes from my lungs but could be from throat. No other symptoms.

Considering your age: and the SEASON Allergies are my guess for the excessive CLEAR (means not-infected) mucous i your upper airways! Try an OTC ANTI-HISTAMINE (eg Claritin) Hope this helps Z ...Read more

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Congestion thick mucus chills stuffy nose cough feels like there is cold air in my lungs every time I breath. Been like this for 2 weeks is this bad?

Congestion thick mucus chills stuffy nose cough feels like there is cold air in my lungs every time I breath. Been like this for 2 weeks is this bad?

Cold persistent : You cold has been persistent for 2 weeks and it involves breathing. I think you should see your family doctor of the one how prescribes the humilin for you if you can see them . I think you need a chest X-ray . If you are coughing colored secretions, you will need antibiotics. See the doctor on Monday or Tuesday. You will be feeling better by the first of the year. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I have lung problem.Twice or three times a year during the night, shortness of speech, wheezing, mucous when cough.Help! please recommend medicine!

I have lung problem.Twice or three times a year during the night, shortness of speech, wheezing, mucous when cough.Help! please recommend medicine!

Asthma: Your episodes are consistent with nocturnal asthma. Bronchodilater inhalers would provide relief. See your physician to see if he/she agrees. Avoid dust collectors in your bedroom and any pets probably should be avoided also. ...Read more

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Have lingering cough (mucous in lungs) for 3 weeks. I feel perfect otherwise --good energy levels. Nose is clear. So how is mucous entering lungs?

Have  lingering cough (mucous in lungs) for 3 weeks.  I feel perfect otherwise --good energy levels.  Nose is clear.  So how is mucous entering lungs?

Do you mean phlegm?: Mucus producing tissues line the mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, GI and GU tract. Mucus acts as a sort of protective blanket preventing tissues from drying out.. Mucus also contains antibodies to fight bacteria, viruses. The color of the viscous substance changes ranging from clear to yellow green to black depending on enzyme from wbcs, pollens, pollution. Mucus was already in lungs. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more