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Thyroid Constant Hoarseness Constant Phlegm A Gravelly
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
Runny nose for 1 week&now can't stop coughin feel like I have flem in my throat constantly and voice is hoarse &coughin up green phlegm for past 1 day
Post-nasal drip...: It sounds like you have a post-nasal drip which is causing bronchospasm which in turn causes the cough. A prescription steroid nasal spray in addition to antibiotics if your doctor thinks you have a sinus infection may be needed to get this cough under control. You may also need bronchodilator and steroid inhalers to treat the bronchospasm. See your doctor for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
I have been waking up and hacking up a lot of yellow phlegm...My voice is hoarse and this has been going on for 2 weeks... What should I do?
See your doctor!:
You may have acute bronchitis. Most cases of acute bronchitis are caused by viruses, but are typically gone after two weeks. You may now have a superimposed bacterial infection.
Your physician can help determine if you need a chest x-ray, antibiotics, or just more time.
Other things that could cause your symptoms include untreated acid reflux and post-nasal drainage. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: lying down, at night) .
Cough : Cough is an extremely common symptom. More information is needed on duration of this cough to determine if it is acute or chronic. Do you have a history of allergies, asthma, or bronchitis? Have you been treated with anything? You need to see your primary doctor for a thorough history and physical exam. Treatment can be tailored to your needs based on further evaluation. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: secondhand smoke) and i also have light fever.
My daughter has developed small white blisters on her feet and feet. She has been full of phlegm and hoarse those week which not sure if it's related?
Maybe?: Might be hand-foot-and-mouth disease, or HFMD which is a viral infection. See: ...Read more
My Daughter is experiencing fever (101.7-102 temp), cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) Does have asthma?
? URI: and/bronchitis, given the symptoms, may still be viral, but needs to be seen by a doctor for possible need for Rx meds including antibiotics, meanwhile keep giving her controller medications and rescue medications as needed, together with fever reducer such as acetaminophen, good luck ...Read more
What is it? I have cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying down, Good chest X-ray
I woke up yesterday with a cough and so sore to cough today I have a /hoarseness voice and coughing up brown phlegm I also quit smoking 2 days ago?
Smoking: Smoke can paralyze the cilia that beat gunk from the airways out of our body. When you stop smoking they can become active again and start to move gunk out. Please hydrate well. Congratulations on decision to stop smoking. ...Read more
Other than allergies, what else can cause me to have a hoarse voice for an hour? (sounding like i had phlegm in my throat, but can't clear it)
Severe cough for 1 month (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, whooping sound when breathing in, with phlegm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsen...
I lost voice suddenly on Father's Day. hoarseness but 0 pain, 0 sore/scratchy,or SOB. Waking up w/coughViscous, bright red phlegm x2D. DX: SeroNeg RA,?
I'm coughing up brown and green thick phlegm in the morn. It's hard to get it out, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, stuffed nose, shortness breath?
It seems U have infe: U need to see your PCP for evaluation and work up and remeber to do a lung x ray, . ...Read more
My brother is experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, chronic cough) (worsened by: worse at night) . The following also describe him: Chest pain or discomfort, Wheezing, and Chest congestion. What should he do?
See doctor: Don't know how long these symptoms have been present but also note that you are not old enough to sign on this website. Do get your brother to a doctor. ...Read more
Sore throat, headache and face pain. Hoarse voice. No cough. A chunk of brown reddish phlegm just came up my throat by itself. Should I see dr?
May be a virus - but: For significantly sore throat w/ swollen tonsils/lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w/ this several times/day. You can gargle w/ Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w/ honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
Started out sore throat but now I have chest tightness, coughing up green phlegm and feel like my airway is swollen. I'm very hoarse. This is day 4?
Have flu/cold. Avelox 400 mg, 4th day, 2 litres of water plus 2000 mg vitamin C daily, bed rest 1 wk, but throat still hoarse, yellow phlegm. Why?
8 days span sore throat, difficult swallowing, some shortness of breath, hoarseness, phlegm upon wakening. Bumps on throat. Symptom of HIV?
Does the flu or cold cause dark yellow phlegm and chest congestion plus hoarseness, sore throat, and stuffy nose?
Hi, I have been feeling unwell for the last 4 days. on/off fever, cough with thick and yellow phlegm, runny nose, hoarse voice and sore throat with difficulty swallowing.
Cold?: Sounds like a viral syndrome. Would treat with symptomatic fixes. Lots of fluids and stay hydrated. Ice blocks are perfect for this. Water, milk, juice, sports drinks are all good. As for the fever it is ok to alternate pamol every 6 hours with ibuprofen every 8 hours. Decongestants and anti-histamines will help with the upper resp symptoms. Rest chicken soups are also good. See Dr if not better in a few days ...Read more
I've had a hoarse voice for over 3 weeks and there is a small lump on m y thyroid. Could this be related?
See ENT: Hoarseness may be due to either functional or organic causes. Absence of cold, hoarseness persisting for more than two weeks .This is especially important in risk factors for head and neck cancer (primarily tobacco and alcohol use), or worrisome coexistent symptomatology such as severe cough, hemoptysis, unilateral ear or throat pain, odynophagia, dysphagia, or weight loss ...Read more
I have excess phlegm causing choking...I am a diabetic and have several cysts on my thyroid .Some are 4 CM some are 1.7 mm. Is this causing phlegm?
I have a thyroid nodules but it's hard for me to raise my voice, my voice sounds hoarse a lot, what can I do?
See an ENT: Hi, you should have your symptoms evaluated by an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist to make these nodules aren't progressing and hurting your vocal chords. Additionally, you should either see your primary care physician or an endocrinologist to continue to monitor the nodules. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had half thyroid out five weeks ago. Blood tests last week wirh follow up in two weeks. Should i still be hoarse and scar still tender?
Check with your MD:
About5to10% of patient will have transient hoarseness and 4% will have long term or permanent hoarseness
check it with your surgeon about it. ...Read more
Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more
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