Coughing up phlegm for 3 weeks

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Avatar_n_tn The cold eventually went away, but since then I have been consistently <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> clear phlegm 10-20 times a day. Usually, it's just small amounts, and I cough it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> to try and clear my lungs and throat. I went to my doctor about a month ago and he peran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>med a lung function breathing test and checked my blood oxygen levels and said that everything was normal. So he prescribed Nasonex which I have been taking an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> about a week, but it doesn’t seem to have made much difference.
Avatar_n_tn I've been expelling a white frothy substance from my lungs quite constantly from day one since I quit. However, today i'am <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> something else. Its encased in the phlegm very small pebble like balls that are dark in color. a lot of it seems to be coming an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan>. Is this a sign of COPD or something worse? and or is this normal an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a person who has quit smoking, if so, when should I go get this checked out if it doesnt stop within the next 2-3 weeks?
Avatar_n_tn I am seeing my GI this week but was just wondering if anyone else had this with treatment? Is it normal <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> side effects to hit 3 to 4 days after shot on Friday? I seem to feel achy and headaches on the weekend and then come Monday I start with the sweats and I cant eat if I eat I get sick to my stomach. I dont feel better until about Thursday and then here comes Friday shot time again.
Avatar_f_tn Since we are talking about <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. I had a few questions of my own. I have had issues <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the past 4-5 years. I caught constantly. Sometimes it makes my headache worse but sometimes I don't have a headache so it doesn't bother me. I do have sinus disease as per my MRI. So that explains the post nasal drip. I always have problems an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coughingan> whenever I am near or around water. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> example I cough so much in the shower that sometimes it will make me throw an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> or gag.
Avatar_m_tn as you have had the persistent cough now <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s or so, I suggest you make an appointment to see your doctor to examine your throat and lungs and do a lung function test. If the doctor feels your cough is as a result of a bacterial infection, he will prescribe an antibiotic an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> you. Having a cough is the body's natural way of trying to get rid of an irritant, whether this is a virus or a bacterial, dust particles, irritation by smoke and fumes etc.
Avatar_n_tn an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the last 6 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s or so I’ve been <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> this very nasty tasting, thick brownish to a light yellowish color phlegm. It’s similar to what I coughed an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a while after I quit smoking but that didn’t taste this nasty. I’ve also been feeling very bad, ache all over with no energy like I’ve been down with the flu or something. I’ve also been breaking out in a heavy sour smelling sweat like it’s very hot in the room when its not.
Avatar_n_tn been an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coughingan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a coan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan>le of weeks little bit of fever very tired went to a walk in clinic a coan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan>le of days ago and the Doctor said it was mostly allergies gave me antibotics,congestion,cough syurp,nasal spray....this morning when I woke <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> I was <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> blood in my phlegm the first 3 times then it cleared an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan>....
Avatar_f_tn I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>got to mention, that I don't have a cold at the mo, in fact, my nose passages are extremely dry <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the past 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s. anybody out there?.. Hello?.. Earth calling dr......
Avatar_n_tn after the cold is gone, it is possible <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the inflammation to linger. This inflammation can last <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> several <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s. Sometimes this inflammation may linger an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 3 to 6 months. Eventually the inflammation will go away, and then the excessive phlegm will stop. This is called RaD and behaves a lot like asthma. This inflammation often clears more quickly when it is treated with an inhaled steroid medicine that is used to treat asthma.
213398_tn?1202674074 i've never had any respitory problems . ever !!! 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s ago i got a tickle in my throat and ever since then i've been <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. nothing comes an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> when i cough. its dry. it feels there is stuff stuck in there but it does not come an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coughingan>. once in a while i bring an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> clear stuff and very little bit of it. i did 3 xrays and it came back clear. the doctor listened to my lungs and breathing and said its clear.
Avatar_f_tn i had not had coughs an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> at least 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s prior to this. my blood pressure right after the incident was 181/110 .i am a diabetic butmy CBG at the time was 140 . i had TB over two years ago but was cured. i had a CVa bleed stroke over a year ago. i feel that it is not a relapse of TB. i suspect it is caused by the elevated blood pressure?
Avatar_n_tn I keep getting this phlegm build <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> in the back of my throat. It's been happening <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> about 5 months now. It feels like it is building on my vocal chords. My nose and sinuses are clear. I'm not having any trouble breathing. Occasionally I cough it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> from my lungs but it's mostly in my throat. Somedays it's light and other days heavy. It tends to get heavy after I eat. Sometimes it's difficult to clear my throat, I have to let it build an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> to clear it out. There isn't any color to it.
Avatar_n_tn This last an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> about a coan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan>le hours and then I am fine <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the rest of the day. (<sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a coan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan>le <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s, I did also have a <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> session an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a coan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan>le hours in the late evening - this was not associated with the need to cough an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> phlegm; it was just a dry cough which seemed to make me wheeze slightly. I have had asthma since I was 3 years old; but it is usually never a problem. I have never had to be hospitalized an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> it and I do not need to have an inhaler with me.
Avatar_n_tn I have been keeping a journal and recording the times and amounts of phlegm. Most days were 3-6 times a day she expelled phlegm. after 3 wk elimination diet of wheat and dairy, expells phlegm 1-3 times a day so there is an improvement. She clears her throat and sound raspy a lot. She will cough phlegm at dif times of the day. Sinus xrays normal, no ear problems. Sneezes 1-3X almost every morn. Protonix an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 3 weeks to see if GERD. added a dry cough to prod. cough during this period.
Avatar_n_tn I had this problem an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> about a month, and after i tried drinking 3 litres of water daily <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> 3 days consecutively, my phlegm thinned down and cleared off. I drank bottled mineral, cause when i tried distilled, it seemed to burn my throat instead. Gatorade and sweet drinks made me cough more. Perhaps it was the sugar. But in any case, plain bottled mineral water seems to work best an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> me. I drank about half a can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> each time, constantly through the day.
Avatar_n_tn Do you drink or intake lots of dairy products? I found that my allergy/sinus problems are greatly diminished when I abstain from drinking milk, eating ice cream, yogurt, and cream cheese. also I have found recently that if I have an over production of yeast in my system that eating wheat, corn, sugar (natural or not) and other carbohydrates that feed the yeast inflame and cause sinus and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mucusan> problems.
192055_tn?1263559137 GI doc recently put me on Omeprazole and doubled it last week due to my constant feeling of nausea. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the past few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s, I am having problems with phlegm. I can hack <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a little some times but I have a full feeling behind my left sinus, ear feels full then down at the base of my throat. However, my mouth and throat are dry. ENT doc cannot come an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan> with a cause. Dentist doesn't see anything although I now have an infected tooth on that side.
Avatar_n_tn I have had cartarrh and phlegm <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> a good number of years and have an irritating cough when the phlegm builds <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> too much. The cough starts with a tickle and then It sounds like I smoke 60 a day! The cough rattles around and is keeping me awake more than it used to. I have tried Beconase spray, an inhaler which didn't work very well and catarrh remedies but nothing seems to work. I also suffer from Rhinitis and sore throat during the Spring/Summer months.
Avatar_n_tn In December 2005 I started doing this thing where I had to yawn all the time, and it lasted <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> about 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s. The thing is, I couldn't always yawn, so it felt like I wasn't getting what I needed, then it stopped. Two months ago, the same thing happened, except I got a lot of phlegm in the back of my throat, it was hard to swallow, and I had a bunch of "little" birps that always needed to come an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>upan>.
Avatar_n_tn I can not do anything but cough and clear my throat (sometimes I clear it every 2 or 3 minutes). If the phlegm is too thick to cough <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> or just gags me, I have to swallow it again, which can cause even more gaging. I have been to my GP, and ENT doctor, with no results. I have tried just about everything I can think of. I am miserable! any help is greatly appreciated!
Avatar_n_tn after comparing how I felt Friday night and Saturday morning to how I had felt <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>week</span>s prior, I now don't feel like I'm giving <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>up</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> anything by not using. Somehow I went over a subtle bump in the road and now seem to grasp emotionally what I have intelluctually known an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a long time -- that there are no "pros" on my list of "pros &amp; cons," only "cons." One question: I frequently see in here the comment "keep an angel on your shoulder.
Avatar_n_tn I have had asthma since birth. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> the last 7 years I have had terrible fits of <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, most of the time ending in me vomiting to get rid of phlegm that is clogging my throat. It can get to the point where I will go 3 weeks vomiting once every two meals. Family doctors and walk-in clinics have given me the "take your inhaler" comment, to which I reply that I will take both my pulmicort and salbutamol as much as possible nearly every day.
Avatar_n_tn MY 9 YEaR OLD DaUGHTER HaS BEEN SUFFERING FROM EXCESSIVE PHLEGM aND <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>coughing</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>for</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> MONTHS NOW,SHE HaD HER TONCILS aND aDNOIDS OUT LaST JULY,SEEMS LIKE aFTER THaT aLL THIS BEGaN a FEW MONTHS aFTER,SHE HaS a LITTLE BIT OF aSTHMa BUT I JUST THINK THaT IS THE PROBLEM,a ENT DONE a CT SCaN aND SaID SHE HaD a POLYOP/CIST IN HER LEFT SINUS CaVITY BUT NOT TO WORRY BUT EVERYTHING IVE REaD SaYS THaT COULD CaUSE REaCCURRING SINUS INFECTIONS,IN DEC,SHE WaS IN THE HOSPITaL an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> DEHYDRaTION,SHE COUGHED SO HaRD aN