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What Causes Black Stuff In Phlegm
Smoke, old blood: Most common cause of black phlegm would be from smoke such as from cigarette/marijuana smoking. Coal miners used to have black phlegm but now they wear protective gear. Another cause would be old dried up blood from a bad sinus infection or bronchitis infection. Heavily polluted air such as from a recent fire is another possibility. ...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
Dark phlegm: Very dark brown or black phlegm could be fungus, dust particles/ material from a worksite (grinding etc without a mask) or even blood that with exposure to air has become dark. Either way, an evaluation should include a sputum sample and a chest x-ray so your doctor can determine the cause and offer treatment. ...Read more
Is it normal to have nasty looking phlegm when you have a cold? Phlegm is yellowish green with black stuff in it. Is this normal? Or something bad?
Head cold: A viral upper respiratory tract infection typically lasts a week. After that a heavy cough productive of thick,discolored sputum often means that a bacterial bronchitis infection has developed and antibiotics would help to clear it up faster than letting it linger. Fever and chills raise a concern about pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Chronic cough for more than two months due to environmental allergens cause black and rusty phlegm for four days and then becomes white ?
Can pneumonia in non smoking adults cause persistent low grade fever with black phlegm for 4 days and later became yellow?y?
Yes see a doctor: Yes it can see a doctor I am concern about the black phlegm go and see a doctor you need proper evaluation by a physician good luck. ...Read more
Past smoker for 25 yrs. non smoker for 9 yrs. coughing up phlegm with blood and black stuff in the morning have tumors in right lung and acid reflux ?
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