How long? Acute bronchitis is due to a viral or bacterial infection and typically lasts for a few days to a week or two. If your productive cough is present for 3 weeks or longer, then it could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
SMOKING. Quit smoking and check your family history for asthma.
X ray. Its not normal. Check for cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis.
Chronic bronchitis. Your cough is probably due to chronic bronchitis which is a form of copd. This usually occurs in smokers so if you're still smoking, you need to quit to reduce the inflammation. See your doctor as there are medications to control your symptoms. There is no cure but your cough can be controlled. No need to continue to cough! Your doctor can help you quit smoking as well.
I have been coughing up mucus for almost one year. Got worse in Nov. And was given antibiotic, but it did not stop the coughing. It is only in the m?
Chronic cough. Consider postnasal drip and gastroesophageal reflux disease, however, patients with chronic cough (more than 2-3 months) require further evaluation starting with detailed history (cough pattern, associated symptoms, smoking history, etc), physical exam and very likely a chest x-ray. If postnasal drip the most likely diagnosis then an anti-histamine might help.
I have been coughing up mucus for about 3 months. It is mostly clear and very sticky. I was prescribed a z pack 2 weeks ago, but it did not work.?
Bronchitis. Sounds to me like Asthmatic Bronchitis; antibiotics unlikely to work and u may need to be on some inhalers and antihistamines; see yr doctor and request a therapeutic trial or a referral to Lung specialist. Be well.
I'm 8 weeks pregnant I've had a cold for the past 2 weeks. I have been coughing up mucus and blood also when I blow my nose. Is this normal?
Common. Pregnancy increases the vascularity of your nasal passages. Sometimes prolonged coughing during pregnancy can cause you to get a nose bleed and this can show up when you cough and also in your nasal mucus. Its important to mention it to your ob to make sure there isn't something else going on. (For example, TB can make you cough up blood but its uncommon.) Best wishes!
I have been coughing up yellow mucus for 3 days I've also had yellow snot and a cough for about 5 days. Should I see a doctor?
Likely viral. Most infections start out as viral infection and symptoms are consistent with that. Supportive care includes hydration, mucinex, flonase and steam inhalation. Viral infections usually get better in 7-10 days. If symptoms persist beyond this time with out improvement, follow up with a physician is recommend. Hope this helps.
Some possibilities. There can a medical problem such as post-nasal drip mucus from the nose and sinuses. In more worrisome cases, there is a throat problem or lung problem, such as infection or cancer. Infections can be tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, etc... It may take visits to a primary care doctor, an ENT doctor, and possibly a lung specialist to figure out which medical problem is causing the mucus.
I have been coughing up green mucus for five years now, I can't do regular normal functions without coughing until I can't breath, what wrong with me?
Chronic Sinusitis. You may have chronic sinusitis. An otolaryngologist can confirm. You would probably benefit from oral steroids, oral antibiotics, and nasal steroid spray.
Chronic bronchitis. The symptoms you describe are likely due to chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It is usually due to smoking which causes this chronic inflammation. If you still smoke, you need to quit to decrease the airway inflammation. See your doctor as there are treatments to control symptoms. There is no cure.
For the past year and a half I have been coughing up green mucus plugs, usually with blood in them, on and off. What could be the cause?
Cause. I must admit I do not have a ready answer. That said you have two choices: 1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. 2: Contact your primary doctor while she/he is still at work. Please let me know what develops - hope all goes OK.