Coughing out tar

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Avatar n tn I am now coughing up tar and needing to clear my throat every few minutes out of the day. Is there any way to suck up, clean out, or remvoe tar in the passage ways of my lungs? I have already started to eat healthy, exercise, and conduct deep breathing exercises, along with never smoking ever again. I was foolish however I have already been having breathing problems from everything and I am only 24 yrs old. What can I do to speed this process up?
Avatar f tn I need to know if this is normal, maybe just my body's way of clearing everything out. I quit smoking when I found out I was pregnant four months ago. I'll still occasionally have a puff or two but that's few and far in between. Since about the second or third week post quitting I started coughing up this weird white/gray phlegm that has a terrible, bitter acrid taste that coats my mouth and back of my throat almost like an oil. Similar to bronchitis sputum but not green or yellow.
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 coughing up 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 up. Is this a sign of COPD or something worse? And or is this normal for 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 What i want to know is does this sound normal for bronchitis or hard coughing? Should i be worried more? Can passing out or blacking out cause any damage from repeted episodes? What else can i do?
Avatar m tn It was the tar and nicotine that was in his lungs. His body was trying to clear it out. It took years of coughing up this junk! Nothing like seeing a yucky brown smile first thing in the morning! Yuck!
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn my lungs have been able to breathe much better all of that time, no problems, no coughing, now, all of a sudden, like within the span of two days, my lungs are bringing up junk. i went and got some mucinex the expotorant and cough suppressant type, and i can feel gunk, just coming up my lungs, its not helping and i've taken 4 of those today, should i use cough syrup ? is this normal ? the mucinex isn't putting an end to the stuff coming up.
Avatar f tn Anything lit, and drawn into the lungs leaves tar behind, which cigarette tar will stick to the little hair like appendages in the lungs that move and filter pollutants out of the body to be spat out. By the way, smoking anything causes these cilia to break off and therefore you lose ability to cleanse your lungs.I forgot how old you are but the frontal part of your brain is also not completely developed until the age 25, so anything affecting the brain will result in damage in that area.
Avatar m tn At any time I can force it to come up. I'm not sure if this is just my body cleaning out all the tar from the smoking. I do not have any other symptoms at all other than just the nasty sputum. I also exercise in the mornings and after I'm done it really come up in larger amounts. My Dr had no idea what it was and recommended me to wait and see. Of course Im worried....who wouldn't be. There has been no visible blood in it at all either.
Avatar f tn The black stuff is tar. It takes several months to get the tar out your lungs. And when you smoke, you stay sick much longer. I used to be a ciggarette smoker. I would stay sick for weeks and coughed up black stuff for about 3 or 4 months, even when I wasn't sick. My advice to you is to switch to electronic ciggarettes. The only chemical is nicotene. With the electronics, you can breath and function, and you don't smell bad. But you are fine.
Avatar m tn and because he wasnt getting enough blood, of course the oxygen wasnt getting to his lungs the way it should have been, thus making them slow down and making breathing difficult, the black fluid was from the tar in his lungs from smoking.... his lungs needed more room to breathe, so they pumped the tar out.... Then eventually killed him yesterday evening...
Avatar m tn Last monday I got a slight sore throat and it continued on to clogged sinuses and runny nose, which are all common for a cold. I've been coughing up phlem/mucus for the last 5 days. Its ranged from clear, to green, to yellow, to brown, and now gray/black. I smoke weed (everyday) and cigarettes (between 0-5 a day). Anyways I have midterms coming up, and naturally the stress makes me smoke more cigarettes.
Avatar n tn If I expectorate it and put it on my finger, I can rub it into my skin and its a noticeable oily tar browny tar like but then disintegrates. The blacker stuff is the same, just a more dense version of that. As I dont cough, I notice it the most right after a meal when the sputum comes up more (dont know why that is). I used to smoke heavily for 15 years but have currently quit and it is worse now than before.
Avatar f tn My chest xray is all clear and so was all blood works. Will I breath better when I start coughing up the muck. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/283459'>Strange breathing</a>.
Avatar n tn But I did not know if this was something that was normal when peole quit smoking? I went through about a month of making myself cough and there would be tar in my mucus but have not seen any signs of tar for about a month now. I went to the doctor and he listened to my lungs and said they sounded fine. Is this something that will get better over time? The pains are only int he morning for about a minute or two and thent hey don;t bother me the rest of the day.
Avatar n tn Hi, I recently quit smoking when I became sick back in October, and have been sick on and off to this date. I have been a smoker of both cigarettes and cannibis for years, and my father died of lung cancer in 97. Around Thanksgiving I developed a hacking cough and produced fresh blood in my phlegm.
Avatar m tn Hello, I am about 6 weeks out of recovery from bronchitis, seemingly from pollutants and/or possibly second hand smoke. The case of bronchitis was fairly severe, and while being tested was also discovered I have a stiff heart (diastolic dysfunction stage II). My doctors have instructed me to keep exercising, however I have found something peculiar and alarming. I can do boxing/kickboxing for 1-2 hours at a time, and I feel great.
Avatar m tn I have never been short of breath in my life, however since I stopped smoking, I find myself out of breath, at strange times, even when sitting at rest. Apart from that, I feel completely fine. Is this just part of stopping smoking? It seems to be very difficult to find information on the side effects of stopping smoking! Thanks, Richard.
Avatar m tn I too went through the same thing with the dry cough at first. It's confusing since logic tells you you should be coughing up tar; something at least. Some people do, but many don't and that's normal also. My chest was very tight for months and I wasn't able to give up my inhaler until around the 10 month mark. Like Teko said though, if it gets any worse, make an appt with your dr to make sure you don't have bronchitis or other issues. Do remember to take deep breaths throughout the day.
Avatar m tn That dry spot becomes extremely irritable and I start to cough, but when air passes it by it only irritates it more so basically the coughing becomes the very thing that produces the coughing. Tears immediately start to run from the eye on the same side of the dry patch in my throat. I can only stop it by drinking some liquid, but that sometimes will not work by itself and I also have to force myself not to cough.
Avatar f tn She recommended me to find out what I have first, and then check the kids. (All 11/07-12/07 our heads –scalp- were itchy – probably this condition was due to the weather) In 12/07, I got worse with the back pain, headaches, neck pain, stiff throat muscles, ear pain, pain in the long bones of my extremities –legs and arms- dizziness, nauseas, and hot sensations (not fever). Therefore, I went back to primary doctor and got referred to a neurologist.
Avatar n tn Smoking has an immune suppressing affect especially on the lungs, so there will be some increased inflammation in the lungs after quitting because the immune system is finally doing the repair work it needs to. Also all the tar, and junk has to come out, and the only way for the lungs to do that is to increase mucus production.
Avatar n tn hi rob, i have that now and it's freaking me out!! went to doctors and i have a sinus infection,..the snot smell is so foul,..i feel as if it will never go away. i just had my upper wisdom teeth pulled and there is some type of corrilation(bad spelling) i've been reading online...ugh.
Avatar f tn My back is getting sore from the coughing. I can't even talk with out coughing. It's almost like an uncontrollable reflex. It's odd I don't cough at night, while sleeping. 2nd month of treatment. Someone else mentioned gum and yes it does help but I can only chew so much gum!
Avatar n tn I haven't come across anywhere where bleeding would accur in the lungs for as long as 8 months with out coughing. As I pointed earlier, the bleeding is not continous. I can have it at any time I want it though. I just have to pull out more and more phlegm and it would show up in the 4th to 6th run. I have seen ear, nose and throat specialist before 4 months too. All he assured me was that there is no any growth on my throat. He just used a mirror to see down my throat.
Avatar n tn At first I thought it was my lungs clearing out and maybe just the little throat hairs restoring, but it has seemed to get worse. I have plenty of air to push out (infact I can say the alphabet 3 times on one breath out) but when I go to breath back in, it feels like I'm breathing through a straw. I have wheezing and constantly trying to move the mucus up from my airway. It is like a clear jelly. Sometimes it hurts when I take a deep breath, feels like I ran in the cold air.
Avatar f tn At first I thought people were sniffling because they could smell my scalp odor, but later realized I had started to make peoples nose runy. A runy nose soon turned into sneezing, sneezing to coughing, and now flu like symptoms! Yes flu like symptoms. Whats even more worse is that I some how get people that are far away sick as well! My gf would be in another town and I would talk on the phone with her and could hear her sniffling.
250701 tn?1320978365 Hi guys I'm still hanging in there, shot number 30 Friday, Been working feeling ok, still just coughing all the time. I sure hope this goes away after treatment. Only 18 more to go...
363426 tn?1200884991 if they don't smoke cigs or pot...sounds like they are smoking something. good luck....
Avatar f tn It was a little like a jolt almost like when your just nodding off and your whole body kind of jolts awake. I was scared out of my wits!! I have recently had Chest XRays, CT Scan and ECG's for unexplained chest pain which have all come back clear. Also full bloods also showed a clean bill of health. I am however, coughing up (apologies) a brown mucus with flecks in it, alot like I've coughed up before when I've quit smoking. However, when I last quit, the mucus was clear with flecks in.