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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Since i had a cold 6 months ago. I have had phlegm on my chest it won't shift and irritates me normally after eating and excercise. Won't come up!

Check with your doc: That is taking too long. You want to check with your lung doc. Your doc may recommend cxr and pulmonary function testing. Better be safe. ...Read more

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Phlegm (Definition)

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


Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Why do I have a lot of mucus or phlegm after eating cereal and cookies ? Should I cut down the consumption of gluten?

Why do I have a lot of mucus or phlegm after eating cereal and cookies ? Should I cut down the consumption of gluten?

Elimination diet: "Gluten enteropathy" or "celiac sprue" is an autoimmune response to gluten which causes delayed intestinal problems. Wheat ALLERGY, on the other hand, can cause immediate symptoms like mucus and phlegm. Eliminate wheat, barley, oats and rye from your diet for a while. Then reintroduce them one at a time to see what products provoke your symptoms. More info @ MayoClinic.org/disease-conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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After eating cereal, I had a lot of mucus or phlegm ,and it makes me feel tired. What food can I substitute for cereal and milk for my breakfast?

After eating cereal, I had a lot of mucus or phlegm ,and it makes me feel tired. What food can I  substitute for cereal and milk for my breakfast?

Lots of options!: There are countless healthier options then cereal in the morning. First, any food can be eaten at any time of the day BUT if you are looking for something more "traditionally" breakfast food consider - fruit, toast, eggs, oatmeal, yogurt, cottage cheese, whole grain waffle with fruit spread, etc. You may also want to try almond milk instead of cow's milk. Have fun with variety :) ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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What causes a productive cough after eating? For the past few days, about 10 minutes after every meal, i cough up a large amount of phlegm from lungs

What causes a productive cough after eating? For the past few days, about 10 minutes after every meal, i cough up a large amount of phlegm from lungs

Acid reflux: Acid reflux, also known as gerd, which is very prevalent in overweight people especially (with 60% of americans being overweight, of course). Constant acid coming up from the stomach causes irritation that induces the formation of mucous, constantly trying to clear by coughing. Reflux is increased with smoking. See doctor for management of condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago now.. Im fighting a lot of issues with it. But now i cough up phlegm after eating anything! help?

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago now.. Im fighting a lot of issues with it. But now i cough up phlegm after eating anything! help?

Postnasal drip/GERD: The problem you are having has several possibilities depending on how long after eating this occurs, position you are in, and the color/consistency of the phlegm. Food increases acid reflux which with/or without diabetes can lead to the pipe from mouth to stomach getting scarred and uncoordinated which can lead to your problem. Do not lay down after eating, eat small portions, bland food. See md. ...Read more

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Dr. George Ciechanowski
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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Lately after eating i get phlegm-like fluid in throat, cough a bit and get palpitations sometimes, not sure if related. Any causes of these symptoms?

Lately after eating i get phlegm-like fluid in throat, cough a bit and get palpitations sometimes, not sure if related. Any causes of these symptoms?

Phelgm in throat: Your symptoms are suggestive of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). Speak to your physician (p) about it. If you have no physician, consider taking prilosec, 20 mg daily. If that does not help, see a p for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Hi Dr.Ryan I am from India. I fell inflammation backside of Stomach and after eating lot of phlegm coming through gas. I also suffering from ulcer past 4 years.

Hi Dr.Ryan I am from India. I fell inflammation backside of Stomach and after eating lot of phlegm coming through gas. I also suffering from ulcer past 4 years.

Have your doctor: test you for H. pylori bacteria, which might be causing your problem. If this is normal and your symptoms persist, then see a gi specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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My TSH is 0.25(l)after eating my throat get irritating &phlegm stuck in my throat.Wat I have to eat to get normal.I could'nt sleep feel heavy breath?

My TSH is 0.25(l)after eating my throat get irritating &phlegm stuck in my throat.Wat I have to eat to get normal.I could'nt sleep feel heavy breath?

Not related: I'm not sure if your throat issue has anything to do with your thyroid. Your TSH is low, but looks as if you just changed dose from 100-->75mcg. I bet your throat issue has more to do with allergies or asthma or some other condition. I see you are on prednisone, maybe related to that condition? See a doctor for throat and neck exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Throwing Up (Definition)

Throwing up is also known as Vomiting. Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


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