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Why Do I Cough Up Phlegm After Eating
What causes a productive cough after eating? For the past few days, about 10 minutes after every meal, i cough up a large amount of phlegm from lungs
Acid reflux: Acid reflux, also known as gerd, which is very prevalent in overweight people especially (with 60% of americans being overweight, of course). Constant acid coming up from the stomach causes irritation that induces the formation of mucous, constantly trying to clear by coughing. Reflux is increased with smoking. See doctor for management of condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Persistent dull pain in frontneck area since start of feb. Also productive cough after eating (but not due to acid reflux or postnasal drip). Ideas?
Depends how long you: Have been coughing, and 6 weeks is a long time to be coughing. You may be experiencing food allergies, if it's always after eating, and not due to gerd, or pnd. You could have a sinusitis that needs to be treated before it gets worse, or you may be reacting to environmental allergens inhaled. So, go to your doctor, and have her/him check you out, and get your diagnosis soon. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago now.. Im fighting a lot of issues with it. But now i cough up phlegm after eating anything! help?
Postnasal drip/GERD: The problem you are having has several possibilities depending on how long after eating this occurs, position you are in, and the color/consistency of the phlegm. Food increases acid reflux which with/or without diabetes can lead to the pipe from mouth to stomach getting scarred and uncoordinated which can lead to your problem. Do not lay down after eating, eat small portions, bland food. See md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stuff going up/down: Sounds like acid reflux to me. But upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more
Possibilities...: If you have a productive cough chronically, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD typically caused by smoking. You should see your doctor as this can be treated and symptoms lessened. If you still smoke, smoking cessation is also needed and your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more
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?
I have a stuffy nose, and I have a cough where it hurts my chest and i cough up phlegm. I need this gone by friday night please! any remedies?
I've had a cough for the past 3-4 wks.i cough up phlegm sometimes and feel like the cough is coming from my chest. Had sinus infection right b4 this?
Coughing spasms and I get shortness of breath and tightness in the left side of my chest and I cough up phlegm over half the time when I cough.
I have had a cough for 2+ months. In morning shower I cough up phlegm. Cough and runny nose sometimes extends thru the day. I don't feel sick, and a non-smoker.
Chronic cough : A chronic cough with nasal symptoms and not feeling sick sounds like an allergic problem. Allergies are a chronic disease that often is annoying but not severe. When severe, allergy patients can have a worse average quality of life than cancer patients. A chronic cough for two months could be a viral bronchitis resolving slowly, or asthma, or a subacute sinus infection. Time to see an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm so scared I've had a cold and cough but in the mornings wen I cough up phlegm there's been a tiny bit of blood have I got lung cancer?
Had a fever for two days after got a horrible cough could hardly talk I cough up phlegm shortness of breath and raspy sound in my chest.
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
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