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What Does It Mean To Have A Lot Of Phlegm
Some infection: If one has a respiratory infection in the nose, sinuses, throat, or the lungs, the damaged cells lining the inside of those areas will ooze some mucus, which is clear but can have some color. If lots of white blood cells, plus dead/dying germs and respiratory lining cells, get mixed in with mucus, one has phlegm. If one drinks adequate water, both phlegm & mucus should get more and looser. ...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
What exactly does it mean whenyour coughing up yellow phlegm and the next lot you cough up is white?
What does it mean i'd I cough a lot afteri eat? Someone's there's phlegm. Am I chewing or swallowing food right? Also feel air through esophagus.
I've been having a lot of phlegm every day that I wake up for a past month or so. I haven't been sick. Just a lot of phlegm. Is this normal?
I have been eating garlic for 2 months in its raw form and about 9 grams per day. Have noticed I am getting a lot of phlegm up and coughing lot why?
Cough remedies: Most medications and herbs are not appropriate for infants. Increasing humidity and keeping your baby well hydrated may lessen the symptoms and to support her body as it heals itself. Prolonged symptoms of cough and congestion should be evaluated by your pediatrician and may require treatment. ...Read more
Cold symptoms?: The key is the history. Are there nasal symptoms which would lead one to think that the baby has an upper respiratory illness? Any fever? Is the cough effective in that the mucus clears easily or not. If it clears the airway then I am less concerned. If not then a bronchodilator may be helpful, especially if this has happened before. Eight months is too young for this to be spring allergies. ...Read more
Yes: Technically, yes. In people who are intubated (having a tube in their throat) and cannot cough effectively, excessive secretions are suctioned via a special device. If you have normal lung function, you should be able to cough up, unless you are terminally weak or a small child who cannot do it because he doesn't know how. ...Read more
My 8 month old has a lot of phlegm and he is Coughing. ..does the Chamomile help him and how can I use it?
I have been coughing for almost three weeks and it has not gone away, I have a lot of phlegm and my chest is starting to hurt when I cough?
Time to get help: It's time to see a physician to get evaluated as your symptoms have been going on longer than would be expected. ...Read more
Garlic is the best so why do doctors not recommend it? I was saying it caused a lot of phlegm to, come out and losen up phlegm that was infected
I agree: Garlic is healthy and protects you against vampires also. I also believe that it may be useful to losen up phlegm. However, I have not seen and read any study about it. Maybe you will find something on google? Side effects are certainly very very rare, except the smell. Maybe you want to conduct a study? ...Read more
I was diagnosed with bronchitis&sinusitis yesterday. How do I know if its getting better? I have started caughing up a lot of phlegm. Thanks a lot!
Colds: It looks like your baby has a cold. Sline helps break the mucus in her nose. Regarding phlegm, the best treatment is maintaining her fluid intake. Depending obn your climate, ie, in cold weather, using a humidifier will also help. Please remember, cough medicines are contraindicated for her. ...Read more
My 15 month old has been sick for 6 days, nowhere has a lot of phlegm, how can I help get rid of it?
I have flu, coughing up a lot of phlegm at once without too much hassle but tastes awefully like metal. That normal?
Can be: Please consult with us to review other medicines you may be on which can cause such a taste. ...Read more
What could cause a pain in my right shoulder when I breath in deeply? It feels like I can't breath in all the way and I have a lot of phlegm.
I sneezed this morning and brought up a lot of phlegm which contained blood. Should I get this checked. I don't have a cough or any other symtoms?
I have a lot of phlegm and sometimes I can hardly breathe as though the phlegm has restricted my airway. Is there any help for this?
Quit smoking 1 year and have but IV still got a lot of phlegm been for a scan all ok but what is with all this phlegm and mucus can anything help it?
Not smoking: COPD is part of the damage provoked by smoking. It is treatable and compatible with described, in a sense. But other possibilities exist too. Acute bacterial or viral conditions, even more serious neoplastic diseases can be ruled out. Sputum samples, cxr, PPD might help clarify the status. Sometimes sinusitis is the origin. Your dr will help you, just keep appointments and don t smoke. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have a lot of phlegm and mucus and unsure of why I have such a mass amount of it. I also have a cold. My cold has lasted a week and now it seems all that's left of it, is the large amount of phlegm and mucus that I wake up to every morning. I wake up and
You could be dealing with bronchitis and/or an allergic component which is causing your increased phlegm. Another possibility is pneumonia. If you still have symptoms you should see your doctor right away for an evaluation. If your symptoms have cleared then you likely had a viral illness that caused your symptoms and has now resolved.
All the best. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how long since the surgery. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and the endotracheal tube can lead to some irritation of the vocal cords and trachea. Also, there are some minor salivary glands associated with the palate, and the loss of lubrication can be an issue. Finally the palatal shape and function may change after the surgery aggravating a post nasal drip. ...Read more
About 3 weeks ago I had a terrible head cold and recently when I cough it taste like bleach or chlorine and a lot of phlegm?
It is normal for phlegm to have a salty taste. It will clear up on its own.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My mom has COPD and is a former smoker. I have never been a smoker. How likely is it that I will develope copd? I cough and have a lot of phlegm in the morning.
I've been coughing up a lot of phlegm and it keeps me up, is it ok to take robitussin and nywuil together to sleep better at night?
While not identical: There are a number of ingredients that would be duplicated if you used both of these products together. Some of these might be dextromethorphan, acetaminophen, doxylamine, pseudoephedrine, etc. So you would risk taking too much of these ingredients. I would stick to one product and follow package directions closely. Stay well:) ...Read more
My 7 month old baby Sounds like she has a lot of phlegm Sounds Like It's hard To swallow and she's coughing Could I Have gotten her sick since im sick?
You both got sick!: Not unusual for mom & baby to catch the same germs at the same time. But you never REALLY know where the germs came from (don't blame yourself!). Of course good habits like washing hands are important all the time. But right now, most important is the baby's symptoms: does she have increased effort breathing? (fast breathing or looks like she's winded)? If so, see doc right away! ...Read more
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