Coughing yellow mucus post nasal drip

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I am almost certain that the odors were due to a fungal infection of sorts that would produce disgusting smells while attaching itself to stagnent mucus from post nasal drip and drainage. I was hacking constantly. I could scrape what seemed like fur off of the back of my tongue at times, especially when I drank milk, soda or beer, ate bread, or had anything sugary to eat. The mucus would accumulate like you could not imagine, it was like old yogurt that never went away.
Since Christmas I have been bothered by post nasal drip, heavy mucus and symptoms of GERD as well. I've been on Nexium and had 12 days of biaxin to try and get rid of whatever bacterial infection might be going on. Nothing was working. I went into a health food store to see what else I could try and it was suggested I start using oil of oregano. Within 3 days my right nostril was clear and my left one is starting to open up. I am amazed at this stuff.
I've been coughing up the same hard, yellow, reddish mucus for months and months. It became a lot more frequent lately and it seemed as if I had a sinus infection. I went to an ENT and he took a culture of "puss" coming from the top of my nasal cavity. The doctor called an told me that it was Staph and it should be curred with antibiotics. After reading several things on Staph, I believe I will go buy the topical ointment as well. Hopefully it will clear it up.
This also causes snoring, and feels like a frog in my throat. I do not have post nasal drip or sore throat symptoms, just the constant nasal stuffiness when I lay down, mucusy feeling in my throat at all times, and snoring. Any suggestions, insight or help is appreciated!
Hi again, well I get sore throats on and off, post nasal drip, and I cough up from the back of the throat , not the chest, thick disgusting small firm pieces of mucus that is dark yellow , can be greenish and/or blood streaked. The back of the throat can feel quite rough and sore first thing on some mornings until I am able to cough that filthy piece of mucus up from where ever it has decided to attach. Then my throat immediately feels relief. Pretty off eh?
Following up with an ENT and her Cardiologist would be my next choice. Sometimes post-nasal drip will be suspect because one will cough up yellow and green mucus in the mornings, and it becomes clear throughout the day. Viral Bronchitis is another thing to consider. Coughing from bronchitis brings up the green or yellow phlegm which is the lining of the trachea (windpipe) damaged by the viral infection as new mucosa replaces it, and is much more pronounced in the morning.
I do not have blood coming out with my yellow nasal drip, but I do have blood in my other nostril and a bit in the left. It is not dripping out but if I blow my nose there is a bit of blood. The rest of my symptoms (cough, sore throat, stuffiness) have been improving but would people say I should go to the doctor again, or let this pass?
Chronic cough is usually due to one of asthma, GERD, or post-nasal drip. Obtaining appropriate imaging, pulmonary function, or upper GI evaluation would be appropriate. A change in the color of the stool to a lighter color can be due to a blockage in the biliary tree. An ultrasound and/or MRCP would evaluate for this. I agree with the kidney referral given the slightly elevate creatinine. I would suggest seeing a pulmonary specialist for further evaluation of the chronic cough.
Hi I am experiencing the same problems - thick sticky mucous and throat clearing and coughing. I have had a post nasal drip for years and I have trcked that down to a reaction to various food products. The 2 main ones for me are CORN such as cornlour and Sacharine. I can eat bread without cornstarch fine but bread with corn startch gives me the symptoms.
of the mascara goes into my nasal passage because my eyes burn to???? I have been to an ENT, no concern apparently for a CT scan. I have been to an allergist and he seems to think that my nasal area is being compromised by "something"...possibly chemicals??????????? I will post any further info and wish us all luck in finding the never ending solution.
My cough is pretty much day and night, usually dry, but at times there's a bit of mucus or post nasal drip. It started after I had bronchitis, which I'm prone to, and the cough always would last several months after I was "cured." This time it didn't stop. It used to be that the tickle would sometimes be in my chest, but now it's always in my throat. Any tickle starts what my dr.
The inside of my nose is very dry and when I am able to blow anything out of my nose its a yellow color mixed with dried up blood and a little bit of clear mucus. I've also been told by my allergist that I have chronic PND (post nasal drip) but have never had this weird sensation in my throat up until 3 days ago. I take Nasonex and Azelstine for my chronic sinus problems and Zyrtec if I absolutely feel I need to. I have Omeprazole for heartburn but am not currently taking this.
I went to an ENT who didn't see a problem. He prescribed Nasacort nasal spray for post nasal drip. It took a while to work, but I really like it now. The annoying mucus that just sits deep down will more easily be removed with Nasacort. I have also been on Ranititine. Not sure if that is helping but I take it anyways. And along with that just an over the counter allergy relief pill which the ENT told me to take. So with the combo of those 3, it's much better.
My mom thinks it might be an allergy causing post-nasal drip, but I'm not convinced since post-nasal drip starts earlier in a cold than the coughing stage by about a week. It just doesn't feel like that, anyway, but I know I could be wrong. Any ideas?
I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it.
- cold, dry air makes it much worse. - alcohol makes it worse. - car exhaust makes it worse. - strong odors make it worse. - GERD, development of acid reflux disease at the same time as nasal symptoms. If any of these sound familiar, I'd say there's a good chance this is what you have.
Especially after eating I get a Post Nasal Drip.... Been through two ENT's,,, Too Many GP's and taken to Hospital 3 times in 2008! The Hospitals do bugger all! As has the medication that any one percribed me. I'm not one of those try it for a week and drop it. I took Acid Reflux pills for 8 months non stop... Did bugger all! The only things that help and helped alot was ye old Vicks inhaling.... and doing the nebulizer... COughing all day most of the time..
I am suffering from the similar problem. in my case I dont have asthma but do have post nasal drip issue. I produce a lot of white sticky mucus which is only clear white in color and also have breathing difficulties at time. My ears recently started to hurt on both sides and seema like they r swelling up as well.. I think i have sinus problem but not sure because my nose stays stuffed up all the time..in ur case its been on for 4 years but i just discovered it..
Hello, Your symptoms are suggestive of chronic post nasal drip. Post-nasal drip (PND) occurs when excessive mucus is produced by the sinuses. The excess mucus accumulates in the throat or back of the nose. It can be caused by rhinitis, sinusitis, or laryngopharyngeal acid reflux. It can be enhanced or sometimes even caused by allergies. Pls check out with an ENT specialist if you are having chronic rhinitis or sinusitis.
I have a lot of post nasal drip as well as acid reflux that seems to be bothering my voice box and wind pipe. The sensation in my throat, where you described, when really bad makes me feel like I want to cough. Maybe she wants to check into acid reflux, the coughing is a sign of acid reflux . . . I can not feel an acid reflux symptoms. it is called "silent" . .. and possibly allergies?
If you look at the back of your throat and see a white streaky coating this is mucus and is caused by post nasal drip. This is usually worse when you lie down because is accumulates or drips down causing the asthma like attacks with coughing up what may feel like water. Do you need to clear your throat a lot in the mornings and cough up white phlegm? This is post nasal drip. I do hope that you do not have a csf leak.
Chronic phlegm can be due to allergy, gastric reflux and post nasal drip. Common food allergies are those to gluten, lactose, citrus fruits, egg, sea food, preservatives etc. Common allergens are pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, cosmetics or drugs. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime. Refrain from smoking, alcohol, fuzzy drinks and spicy food. If phlegm is due to reflux, this will help you. Among infective causes tuberculosis is a possibility.
Its now been some two months since I experienced the constant post-nasal drip and constant phlegn as a result of which what explained to me as a "sinus problem" ? ? ..As mentioned in my last posting, I tried acupunture..but the relief was only temporary.... . However I remembered that in my youth when I was subjected to a "Sinus problem" my grandmother made me sit over a steaming bowl of hot water into which a few drops of "friars Balsom" were placed..
My allergist, after identifying my allergens, has been treating me with Flonase, Claritin, saline nasal wash, and Advair (to treat irritation from my frequent coughing due to chronic post nasal drip). All taken on a daily basis. I also started allergy shots in March of 2004 which I realize may take a year or more before they help. I do not have asthma, I've passed four tests given by my primary care MD and my allergist. CT scans done in December 2003 revealed blockages in all sinus cavities.
HI...sounds like u may have post nasal drip with a reflux issue combined...do see ur dr and tell him all symptoms u have had. Ask about acid reflux as a result of PND.
asthma (methacholine challenge) and now diagnosis is non-allergic post nasal drip w/possible acid reflux. But again, the Zantac does not seem to do anything. Has me on Nasonex at night, saline irrigation a.m. & p.m., and a cool mist humidifier in bedroom. After about 2 months, still same symptoms.
Could this be a symptom of a post nasal drip problem? Not sure if this is relevant at all, but its usualy worse when my stomach is empty. Its very hard going to class everyday knowing many students are disgusted by the odor.
I have been coughing up white and yellow mucus. It takes a lot of effort to get that out though. I am wondering if this has anything to do with me quitting smoking or is it a combination of that and spring allergies? When I get allergies they are usually not that big of a deal and I usually don't have to take any medicine for it. I do know that in the past I have never had wheezing before. My doctor gave me Abuteral, but it really doesn't make much of a difference for the wheezing.
It could be from your throat, your sinuses, your larynx or down in your lungs. The yellow mucus suggests an infection. Given the symptoms in your nose, throat and ears, the most likely site is your sinuses. That could also be the reason for the headache you had. You may or may not need an antibiotic for the presumed infection, but only if it is bacterial. You should have a good exam of your ears, nose and throat.
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