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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


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Why do I vomit phlegm after eating and how to cure it?

Why do I vomit phlegm after eating and how to cure it?

Phlegm: Vomiting after eating is not usual and I would say you should have this looked into first - need to know why you are having phlegm to cure it. Do you have troubles swallowing liquid or solids? Is it with all kinds of food? You might need a referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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My TSH is 0.25 what I've to eat. I can't sleeping I've transparent phlegm in throat after eating meal. My throat is irritating.

My TSH is 0.25 what I've to eat. I can't sleeping I've transparent phlegm in throat after eating meal. My throat is irritating.

Go back to doctor: You may be taking too much levothyroxin and this may need adjustment. Not sure whether all of your symptoms are related to this, but seeing the doctor treating your hypothyroidism would be the best approach to diagnosing and resolving this issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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My TSH 0.25 after eating transparent phlegm created in my throat it is worse to take breath normally, what I have to eat to get normal TSH.

My TSH 0.25 after eating transparent phlegm created in my throat it is worse to take breath normally, what I have to eat to get normal TSH.

TSH & levothyroxine: 1st, phlegm (regardless of color) has nothing to do w/your tsh. 2nd, what you eat (short of seaweed w/lots of iodine) won't really affect your tsh. So TSH was initially 27.95, then you were given levothyroxine (t4) 100mcg. You must've had another TSH which is why T4 was decreased to 7mcg after which point TSH is now 0.25 (3rd value), presumably higher than 2nd value. Your doc will decrease T4 more. ...Read more

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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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17 yr old male, minor throat tightness, with some phlegm. Occasional coughing better after eating. Caused by pollen or what else? Is it a concern?

17 yr old male, minor throat tightness, with some phlegm. Occasional coughing better after eating. Caused by pollen or what else? Is it a concern?

Reflux: The only thought I have is that you have a reflux problem causing irritation at your throat and coughing. The improvement immediately after eating is due to the acid being diluted or neutralized by the food you have consumed. Does improvement occur also when drinking coffee, tea, or cola? ...Read more

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What does it means after eating I produce phlem?

What does it means after eating I produce phlem?

Happens a lot: I have seen this happen a lot. It may be from the increased saliva production from eating, or maybe even from transient reflux. ...Read more

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Persistent dull pain in frontneck area since start of feb. Also productive cough after eating (but not due to acid reflux or postnasal drip). Ideas?

Persistent dull pain in frontneck area since start of feb. Also productive cough after eating (but not due to acid reflux or postnasal drip). Ideas?

Depends how long you: Have been coughing, and 6 weeks is a long time to be coughing. You may be experiencing food allergies, if it's always after eating, and not due to gerd, or pnd. You could have a sinusitis that needs to be treated before it gets worse, or you may be reacting to environmental allergens inhaled. So, go to your doctor, and have her/him check you out, and get your diagnosis soon. ...Read more

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Lately I have been getting phlem in my lungs and throat after eating and it becomes hard to breathe. I don't smoke so im not sure why this is happening?

Lately I have been getting phlem in my lungs and throat after eating and it becomes hard to breathe. I don't smoke so im not sure why this is happening?

Unusual: There maybe food going into your lungs. This can be life threatening if a piece of meat or steak closes down your airway. Some people have died in restaurants while eating and swallowing large pieces of meat.

I do believe that you are not at risk and I do not want you to worry but you want to check with your doc and discuss nasolaryngoscopy or "fees" study. It may or may not be useful for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I was hungover and throwing up yesterday and barely eating. And today I coughed up phlegm with some blood in it. An chunks of phlegm. What should I do. It kinda hurts to take a deep breathe too.?

What does it mean if I was hungover and throwing up yesterday and barely eating. And today I coughed up phlegm with some blood in it. An chunks of phlegm. What should I do. It kinda hurts to take a deep breathe too.?

See your doctor: These symptoms mean you need to see your doctor. I don't know if the blood came from lungs or stomach -- either is not good. Also you need help for your alcohol abuse. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in right side when moving, almost throwing whenever I burp after eating.

Pain in right side when moving, almost throwing whenever I burp after eating.

Some thoughts...: It's impossible to give advice based on your limited information--what have you tried, where does it hurt, what are the accompanying symptoms? Persistent abdominal discomfort can originate from the large or small intestine, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, liver, female organs, muscles or hernia of the abdominal wall, bladder, etc. Never hurts to get medical examination when questioning source. ...Read more

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My 11 years old sister keeps throwing up white phlegm. What is the reason and how can I stop her from vomiting?

My 11 years old sister keeps throwing up white phlegm. What is the reason and how can I stop her from vomiting?

Nausea and vomiting: You have to make sure she is hydrated. Is she able to drink water? You can try Gatorade if she can tolerate water. A good rule of thumb about hydration is if the urine is clear. If the urine is clear she is hydrated, if dark yellow, she is dehydrated. She probably has the flu. If she gets too dehydrated, she will need an IV. And a few liters of fluid. If she is still vomiting tomor: see md ...Read more

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Is it still called bulimia if you exercise a large amount after eating instead of throwing up?

Is it still called bulimia if you exercise a large amount after eating instead of throwing up?

Yes: If the person meets the other criteria for bulimia, excessive exercise also counts as a "purging", or compensatory, behavior as an alternative to vomiting or laxative abuse. ...Read more

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Toddler keeps throwing up after eating but doesn't act sick?

Toddler keeps throwing up after eating but doesn't act sick?

Vomiting: Your child may have a cyclical vomiting syndrome the cause of which is unknown. Some people suspect that it may be a form of migraine. Treatment is usually with anti vomiting drugs. ...Read more

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I am worried about throwing up bile in public as I once did randomly after eating a snack and bending over. Is this acid reflux? What should I do?

I am worried about throwing up bile in public as I once did randomly after eating a snack and bending over. Is this acid reflux? What should I do?

Acid reflux: This could be acid reflux. The common risk factors are eating large meals or lying down right after a meal, being overweight or obese, smoking, citrus fruits, and drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea. Treatment includes avoiding trigger factors, not eating at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down. losing weight and taking antireflux medications. ...Read more

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What would cause stomach cramps for 3 days now that is relieved temporarily after eating and lying down? No throwing up or diarehea.

What would cause stomach cramps for 3 days now that is relieved temporarily after eating and lying down? No throwing up or diarehea.

Gastritis? Ulcer?: Stomach pain or cramps would be located in area of upper mid abdomen. Pain relieved by food makes may be one of the two above. Some causes are one of a combo of stress, highly spicy foods, excess coffee, anti-inflammatory drug...Food neutralizes stomach acid, as do anti-acid drugs. Lying down perhaps helps relax. If reducing exacerbating factors doesn't resolve the cramps, gp or GI evaluation. ...Read more

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My ten month old fell off the couch and is acting fine other than throwing up x3 after eating. No uneven pupils or lethargy. Should I go to ER?

Probably not: Falling from the couch is not a very far fall and if the child was acting normal then I wouldn't go to the ER. If the vomiting occurs when NOT eating then go to the ER. ...Read more

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I've been feeling sick most of the day; throwing up and a rash around my mouth and on my neck. I only felt bad after eating Subway& cookies though.

I've been feeling sick most of the day; throwing up and a rash around my mouth and on my neck. I only felt bad after eating Subway& cookies though.

Food poisoning: May be some Subway food ingredient did not suit your stomach. If you don't have fever and the vomitings seem to be under control, this should pass in ~48 hrs with just oral fluids and restrictions of solid foods until better. If vomitings persist to cause dehydration, pl go to urgent care for immediate assessment. ...Read more

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What causes severe chest pain, shoulder pain, neck pain after eating followed by throwing up. Also dizziness, and sweating. Have had this 3 times?

What causes severe chest pain, shoulder pain, neck pain after eating followed by throwing up. Also dizziness, and sweating. Have had this 3 times?

YouGotYourHeartInIt: Glad I saw this. It worries me a little. Of course, any doctor would need to know more but, a lot of other possibilities aside for now, at your age it could be related to your heart. A rather rare form of angina.I'd expect you'd get those symptoms after exertion too but everybody is unique. Best to get the heart issue settled ASAP. I'd also consider what I've been eating and how much. Lighten-up for now. ...Read more

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