Coughing up little white chunks

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For about eight years now (since I have moved to Huntsville, AL from PA), I have been spitting up yellowish-white pea-size chunks with a foul odor from my throat (usually come when coughing or sneezing). I have been feeling okay otherwise with no fever or any other symptoms. I have since been on a wide spectrum of antibiotics for various sinus infections which have not helped the chunks. They come up periodically usually about once every one to two weeks.
The other week I was eating some cake and somehow some of it went up my nose. I eventually got it down after snorting and blowing my nose. I didnt think too much of it until this week when the same thing happened again except I couldnt get the food down. The problem is now whenever I eat all my food keeps getting caught in my nasal cavity. My left nostril feels rather weird where it joins the bak of my throught, it feels like there is some sort of gap which wont close.
For a really long time now (months) I have been randomly coughing up hard chunks of what looks like mucus. The back of my throat will start itching and if I try and scratch it I end up scratching off more of the hard mucus. I also couch it up sometimes. It is coming from the part of my throat that is bubbly on both sides, I think they might be my glads, I have tried to identify them using a diagram but Im not sure what they are. Is this something I need to be very concerned about?
Night sweats, extreme fatigue, upper respitory infection, coughing up clear chunks, mouth ulcers, lose of appetite, lost 14 pounds in one month, lymph node under chin a little sore, underneath both of my armpits were very sore and swollen, docs said that it was not the nodes, it was the tendons, my stool was loose a few times and has not looked heathly in a long time, white spots in the back of my throat they tested for mono which was negative they said post nasal drip, prickly throat, slight
I'm worried she will get used to me feeding her and she will forget how to eat on her own. One more thing, I did try to give her regular cat food that had some little chunks of meat that I finger fed her. She started coughing after swallowing it. What can that mean?
I noticed for the past couple of months a very bad taste in my mouth, but not coughing up little white smelly balls. I know about those thingys....lol My family experience those every now & then...strep throat, but never these stones people have been talking about. This one I noticed last night is actually pasted in a pocket in the back of my mouth & I can't get it out because I begin to gag if I keep trying.
I bent my head back, poured saline into my nostrils, pinched them, and did a reverse sit-up until my back was flat on the ground, and tilted my head back a little further. Then I sat up, and the saline poured from my nostrils (if you try it, you may want a bowl in between your legs to drain). No water got into my ears, which is always a concern, and although I no longer get sinus infections, a lot of clear phlegm got flushed out this way.
I keep pulling out the mucus, but there is always more there! The mucus is often clear, sometimes white/cloudy in spots and quite sticky. It is usually thinner than the nasal mucus, but it is even more irritating... It very often feels as though I cannot breathe and that I am choking! This has caused me a tremendous amount of anxiety. Can someone reassure me that it is impossible to choke or not breathe due to mucus in one's throat?
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
Tuesday morning around 3am she started coughing and woke up, I layed her back down and she ended up throwing up. We clean everything up and lay her down and 30 minutes later she does it again without coughing. We clean up again and 10 minutes later she starts whining and throws up again, by this time she doesn't have anything else to throw up. Yoou could tell the day before she wasn't feeling herself because she didn't eat like she normally does.
And on the weekends i smoke even more. I have been spitting up pieces of sometimes, white chunks, othertimes huge mucus "loogeys" thats are very dark yellow, almost orange or even rusty coloured. I have probably been spitting like this for about a year, more or less. Im underage and the fact that my mucus is already this bad, scares me since, i dont know what it really means. Does all that mucus/pieces, get expelled from my lungs? ive been smoking for almost 4 years.
I am always coughing and clearing my throat at meetings like an old man. Worse in a.m. when I wake up or out in cold walking the dogs. Or.... talking on the telephone or in a meeting. Always have a "frog" in my throat. Doc originally said it could be asthma, allergies, or acid reflux. Lung x-ray was okay. Tested negatively for asthma & allergies. Taking Zantac 75 but it doesn't seem to make any difference.
At the moment I DO home cook half of her food (for instance she has either chicken/ Tuna/Salmon/white fish/rabbit/beef....(which she's not allergic to) plus a little veg. usually carrot/green beans/cabbage/peas. As well as her Holistic Dog Kibble (which she has been on for years and thrived on as far as I can see) She also has a small slice of apple in the evenings, which she loves, and occasionally a very small piece of wholemeal toast. I don't add salt or any seasonings to her food.
My voice is also a little hoarse and I'm coughing a little. He has asked when he did the second stick if it made my ear hurt and I said it had made my jaw hurt. I wasn't given any paperwork on what to expect going home or anything.
It's best not to do this just after your meal as you may throw back up some of your meal. It's better to wait a little bit after your meal so that you don't end up barfing your dinner up. You'll have to try to ignore your gag reflex in order for this to be successful. I can actually feel the stuck food bits through the soft palate of my throat/nose area at the very back.
Have been trying all day and have given myself a sore throat and coughing up blood. I try to fish them out with my finger but I cannot even see them when looking into my throat. Am going to the doctors in the morning as I want something done about it. I hate the constant bad taste and bad breath when the balls get rather big. Any other tips on getting them out without wretching all the time???
whenever I enter a room with people or even pass by someone I cringe wondering if they'll flare up by sneezing or coughing multiple times, watery eyes, hiccupping, and scratching their nose. I have no other choice but to live with it and try to experiment on myself at the same time. I've learned a lot. I have become a very intelligent guy because of this. I've read probably hundreds of pages of myths, folklore, folktales, religious texts, medical journals from all over the world.
When I started to clean the house and decorate for Christmas my face started to throb a little so I stopped. It’s only been 5 days since my operation . I got up this morning and wanted to go to work but thought it best to rest today. I am hoping this will stop me from getting sick as much since my past sinus infections started to travel to my lungs which started to cause bigger problems for me.
The smell is gone. I suffered for about 7 or 8 years. I did a little research on the internet. Look up Thornwalt's Cyst/ Good Luck everyone!!!
I too used a drug called ThreeLac for treating Candida. There was less problems when I was using it, but the strange symptoms reappeared when i stopped. I cannot afford to buy that drug from US as I have to pay the customs duty everytime here.I am not 100% sure that is worked but it helped upto some certain point. One more thing I observed.
I had the same problem for like 4 years and it has just recently cleared up in a week. i had constant white coting on my tongue, would brush/scrape 3 times a day. i could not talk to people up close. I mean my breath was terrible, people would hold thier nose, cough and turn away. one of my nostrtils would block every now and then. The smell go so bad that i had to stop going out on social occasions.
Originally i thought it was from the cat that i got but my inhaler does not fix this issue the only thing that helps me breath easier is coughing up whatever is in the back of my throat and it looks white and slimey so im thinking it is the stomach acid.
You can't concentrate on anything but waiting to throw up. Since then, the intolerance kept creeping up, so that now when I even take a sip of alcohol, I will wake up in the middle of the night feeling queasy. I have tried both beer and some liquors. I have not tried wine, and my husband wanted to do an experiment and have me drink an O'douls to see what that would do to me, but frankly, it is so miserable afterwards that I didn't even want to risk it to see if that'd work.
YAY! I'm not the only one freezing!!!! Selma-Love the scarf idea! My neck, feet, and hands are always the worst, so most days you can find me with socks/slippers, my scarf, and fingerless gloves. (Since you can't navigate the mouse pad on the laptop with fingered gloves!! lol) Eye twitching-I had that for a couple of months, but haven't had it in the past few weeks. It's been a nice break; that was SO annoying! And the screwed up periods. It seems to come a week later every month lately.
Don't plan on doing much for at LEAST a week or two. If you are lucky like some, you'll be up and at 'em. But if you're not, then you won't be disappointed and frustrated. 2. Make or buy muffins. Especially bran. You will need them. Don't ask me why. Ok...why? Because your meds will constipate you and make your stomach hurt. AND you will be too tired to make food. You can buy stool softeners too, but they don't make for a tasty breakfast... 3.
But I too have had numerous tests,cat scans,sonograms,biliaryscans,I've even had blood work while in the ER which should show an elevated white count,mine was a little high but not enough to say appendix!I was diagnosed with irriatable bowl syndrome and gerd (I think most people are given this diagnose when the doctor does not know what else to do and cant find a problem!)Finally I had a cat scan shortly after an attack which showed inflamation around my appendix.The Dr.
I seem to remember only actually using it for about a week, I'm not even sure I had to use up the little container of it. But I do know that It took care of the problem for years. Now that the problem is back I've looked in our local phone book for the doctor to no avail. Problem definately could be fungus, which would explain weepy, crawly feeling in ears........also seems worse after sugar comsumption (sugar feeds yeast).
(Having quit myself, I often look at how pitiful people look huddling in small places to sneak a smoke.... just like little crack heads hitting their jones.... pitiful!!!) I can smell stale cigarette smoke a mile away, and honestly.... it is pretty offensive especially if its covered with perfume. So, you've got a good job to consider, (you said you were in trouble with the boss because of the habit) you've got whats left of your health and the ability to improve that.
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