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Bad cough, metallic taste, wheezing and mucus. Happens only at night. Lasts 5-10 minutes then stops. Inhaler doesn't help. What could be the problem?

Bad cough, metallic taste, wheezing and mucus. Happens only at night. Lasts 5-10 minutes then stops. Inhaler doesn't help. What could be the problem?

Sinusitis: Draining sinuses are a frequent cause of cough, worse at night when lying down. You may have an allergic sinusitis and could benefit from several treatments including nasal sprays. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

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


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Is there a good way to get rid of wheezing, and mucus in lungs/chest?

Is there a good way to get rid of wheezing, and mucus in lungs/chest?

See allergist: You need to see your doctor or allergist to find out the cause for these symptoms. It appears that you do have asthma. ...Read more

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Almost 3 years old. Slight cough, fever. No wheezing, small mucus, fast breathing, Active. Not feeding well but drinking water and peeing. Worried?

Almost 3 years old. Slight cough, fever. No wheezing, small mucus, fast breathing, Active. Not feeding well but drinking water and peeing. Worried?

Worried, but ok: It sounds most likely to be a respiratory virus. This should hit it's peak around 3-5 days, with cough and congestion going away after 10-14 days. Watch for fever over 102.5, poor urine output, lethargy, irritability, breathing over 40/min, difficulty breathing with stomach and neck muscle use, or wheezing. If those develop, bring him in. ...Read more

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Sob.Wheeze. Throat mucus. Difficulty swallowing. Wake up tired stuffy. Sinus problems. Cough up mucus. Could this be silent reflux? Natural treatment

Possibilities....: Your breathing difficulties are likely due to bronchospasm. The bronchospasm could be due to post-nasal drip (or other sinus problems) and/or reflux. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can treat the bronchospasm and there are treatments for the sinuses and reflux so see your doctor asap. Smoking cessation will help improve your breathing as well. If your breathing worsens, go to the er. ...Read more

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Chest pain w wheezing, coughing yellow mucus... Should i go to e.R i feel horrible!

Be seen soon.: Should be seen soon. Maybe tomorrow if you feel well enough to wait. Inhalers are on the med list. If this is albuterol you should be using 2 puffs every 4-6 hours and giving consideration to measuring your peak flows. Ps - quit smoking. ...Read more

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I have had a cold that has gotten wise. I am wheezing producing endless mucus and short of breath. It has been 5 days?

I have had a cold that has gotten wise. I am wheezing producing endless mucus and short of breath. It has been 5 days?

Bronchitis: You have probably airway reactive due to bronchitis most likely due to virus vs bacterial etiology , need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Walking pneumonia for 2 weeks now. Had levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days. 5th day after the last dose . Still wheezing and green mucus is now yellow. Normal?

Need more info: Without knowing what is causing your 'pneumonia' or how it was diagnosed cannot speculate on what your response has been. If this was mycoplasma or chlamydia or legionella you should be getting progressively better, but it may take a while to clear entirely. If you are not completely better soon or develop fever, shortness of breath or other symptoms, go back and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Asthma flare up wheezing/cough yellow mucus, fatigue! how long can I wait to seek medical help! going on for about 4 days?

Time to seek help: You may be able to continue in your weakened state for longer but why take chances. I'll assume you have done what you can with any meds you have on hand & not improved. If this is interfering with your life it's time to get in & get extra help. ...Read more

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Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Asthma: Obviously your asthma is not well controlled. If you have not done so already, you should consult an allergist to control your allergies and asthma better. There are more options for severe asthmatic if the inhalers do not suffice to control the asthma. ...Read more

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I received chest xray which came back negative and told it was an asthma attack and given Prednisone. 3 days in still awful wheezing and green mucus?

 I received chest xray which came back negative and told it was an asthma attack and given Prednisone.  3 days in still awful wheezing and green mucus?

I'm not sure: what your question is. If you could please re-submit with a question, one of us would be happy to try to help you. You can also submit a question/request a consult on HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Doctor for a couple of months I have had to take prednisone, and some antibiotic, for bronchitis, and severe allergy's, symptoms, some wheezing, mucus?

Doctor for a couple of months I have had to take prednisone, and some antibiotic, for bronchitis, and severe allergy's, symptoms, some wheezing, mucus?

See allergist: Prednisone is not usually used fir treating allergic problem except in emergency situation such as asthma attack. I suspect that your problem is asthma and would urge you to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I've been sick w/ a cold lately, and started coughing up lots of mucus, & wheezing as well. In the past i've also had Bronchitis. Cold or Bronchitis?

I've been sick w/ a cold lately, and started coughing up lots of mucus, & wheezing as well. In the past i've also had Bronchitis. Cold or Bronchitis?

Mgt: I would advise checking your temperature, if you have more than 24 hours of fever, an evaluation to rule out pneumonia is indicated. If this is an uncomplicated common cold, you should start to feel better soon. For your wheezing, I would advise using your Albuterol and following your action plan. In the meantime, rest, stay well hydrated and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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I'm frequently coughing, chest pressure, coughing clear to yellow mucus, wheezing, and feel really tired. Help me?

Time to...: I think that based on your symptoms it is time to go to the ED. Wheezing sis a sign of bronchospasm( narrow airways)and congestion. It could be associated with bronchitis,asthma, or possibly pneumonia. My suggestion is to go to the ED for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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My family has dry cough &sinus stuffed up but i'm wheezing and coughing up green mucus & feel weak & tired what could be wrong can't afford to go dr?

My family has dry cough &sinus stuffed up but i'm wheezing and coughing up green mucus & feel weak & tired  what could be wrong can't afford to go dr?

Wheezing/Cough: Feeling weak and tired with coughing up green mucus is concerning for infection, somewhere. Wheezing would suggest the lungs. Could be asthma exacerbation, bronchitis. Could also be a sinus infection since the nose/sinuses are "stuffed up." most often for infections of the sinuses or the lungs or airway, you might need antibiotics. Try a nurse practitioner, they can diagnose &treat for less $. ...Read more

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Today I have trouble breathing, i keep coughing, short breath, lts like im wheezing&i keep spitting mucus i feel a pressure on my chest what can this be?

Today I have trouble breathing, i keep coughing, short breath, lts like im wheezing&i keep spitting mucus i feel a pressure on my chest what can this be?

Worrisome: Truthfully, it is impossible to diagnose what you have with limited information, but your constellation of symptoms is worrisome enough that i would suggest a visit at least to your primary care physician, if you can get in urgently. Alternatively, an urgent care center, or if you feel very poorly, a visit to the er may me indicated. In any case, i think you need medical attention. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: right upper, left upper) (severity: mild) , diarrhea, mucus in stool, cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phlegm or mucus) , wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night, during cold or flu) , unintentional we

I am experiencing  abdominal pain (side: right upper, left upper) (severity: mild) , diarrhea, mucus in stool, cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phlegm or mucus) , wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night, during cold or flu) , unintentional we

See a docotor: It is not unusual to experience abdominal pain from muscle strain after 4 days of severe coughing. Still, if the pain is worse when u take a deep breath, or if the pain is worsening even though the cough is improving it could be something else. A cough that is producing thick green mucus might indicate pneumonia or a bad bronchitis. Gallbladder infection won't give you cough but does abdo pain. ...Read more

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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more