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What Could A Mostly Dry Cough That Produces Green Mucus Each Morning Be
Possibilities...: If this has been going on for 3 weeks or longer, it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. If it has been going on for less than that, it is likely acute bronchitis. Your doctor needs to evaluate you so treatment can be initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit immediately and your doctor can also help with this goal. ...Read more
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
Chronic bronchitis..: This could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It occurs mostly in smokers and is not due to infection. You would need to be seen by your doctor and have pulmonary function tests to diagnose this entity. There is no cure but there are treatments available. The most important step to slow disease progression is smoking cessation and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities...: Possibilities include post-nasal drip and gerd, especially if the cough worsens when lying down. Another possibility is bronchospasm or it could be a combination of several diagnoses. The treatments for these are all different so see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. ...Read more
(33 weeks preg) been having a dry cough that produces thick green mucus, throughout the day could this be asthma related?
Productive cough: See your doctor for an exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
Every morning i have to cough and thick mucus comes out, sometimes almost brown. Dry cough only when laying down, and nose is dry. What could this be?
See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing your problem with so little details ( how long? color of mucus ? medications taken etc). ...Read more
Cough that lasts over a week. No mucus production. Dry cough. Sometimes coughing spasms are mild. What could be wrong?
Multiple causes: Sometimes a dry cough can be a sign of asthma. If the cough continues for three weeks or more, I would recommend pulmonary function testing. If you are experiencing a viral illness, then the symptoms should resolve and improve over the next one week. A virtual consult is available by appt. for further management. ...Read more
Coughing up hard thick yellowish bloody phlegm. Could this be a sinus infection since the air is really dry and cold? Also causes a sore throat.
Coughing up: Blood at any time requires further work up! see your pcp. Do not put this off. ...Read more
I have a dry cough in the morning some green flem then dry cough during the day. My throat hurts a little and feels like something there infection?
When I wake up in the morning I cough up phlegm, but every so often there will be small bright green balls in it. Is there something wrong with me?
Spitting out thick bloody dark green mucus. Very sore throat and bad headaches. Tired most of the day. What is this likely to be? Should I see a doc?
I have excessive thick post nasal drip and mucus which also causes me to cough and wheeze all the time as well as spit it up is this serious?
Needs attention: See your doctor, you may very well have chronic sinus disease, possibly affecting your lower airways causing the cough and wheeze, and you would need Rx medicines. You may also benefit by seeking an allergist/immunologist if you have access to one, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
I have a constant dry cough that I can't control like tics and In the morning I get this thick sticky light yellow phlem that I cough up. What is this?
Since a child i usually get a type of sore throat that produces excess saliva. Most irritating at night in bed. What is this? It is not mucus/phlegm.
I used to cough out black mucus which has turned out to a white colour. Not much mucus , but only white. Mostly in the morning. Bad?
Sputum color....: Usually, white or clear sputum is considered normal. Black mucous is not usually normal and could be related to an environmental exposure. You need to quit smoking asap to avoid long-term complications like lung cancer, copd, etc. If the black sputum recurs, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Cough: Sometimes forceful coughing can cause superficial blood vessels to rupture. Some infections are really irritating to the airway and leave it more susceptible to bleeding from the inflammation. In general, the cough and bloody expectorant should resolved or be resolving within a week of the infectious symptoms resolving. If you are concerned or symptoms don't resolve, see your doctor! ...Read more
When I wake up in the mornings I cough up a clear but kind of brown mucus with flaky brown stuff in it what could it be?
Possibly: The green mucous can indicate an infection but not always. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Coughing up small green mucus balls either in early morning or late night. Mucus is mostly clear but I get chest tightness and wheezing. Asthma?
Reactive airways: meaning: your lower airways are reacting by tightening up, which could be asthma, or a reaction to an upper airways inflammation, as sinusitis, either way, you need to see your doctor for evaluation and prescription medications as bronchodilators and probably antibiotics, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more
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