Coughing phlegm from smoking

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Avatar n tn I have been smoking marijuana for about a year and a half and I enjoy it, it helps me relax and be creative while painting and writing music. Of late though, not right after I smoke, but about 45 minutes to an hour later I have a coughing fit where I cough really hard. I also seem to have chronic phlegm especially in the morning. I am not out of shape and in fact exercise quite often. I was wondering if there is any way to suppress the cough.
Avatar n tn I stopped smoking 2 weeks ago and the last week I have been coughing up brown phlegm. I was a smoker for 38 years. Is that normal?
Avatar m tn Hi, health studies show that smoking filtered cigarettes do not block the bad chemicals from affecting the lungs. The green phlegm could be due to bronchitis. Treatment for bronchitis is usually symptomatic. Antibiotics for infections and bronchodilators for bronchospasm. And of course avoidance of smoking to prevent further damage to the lungs. Talk to your GP regarding this in the meantime you could try warm salt water gargles, steam inhalations and breathing exercises. Regards.
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 For about the last month whenever phlegm comes up there is blood in it. It ranges from quite a bit to just streaks. I know this sounds silly but i have a phobia of going to the doctors. I've convinced myself if i go she's just going to tell me i have lung cancer and i would rather not know that!! Does anyone know if blood in phlegm can mean anything else but cancer?? I am pretty worried, but too chicken to get my butt to the doctors. Any comments would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn After every time I eat anything I begin coughing until I get the phlegm out of my throat. It is always clear, but it is quite thick. This has been going on for 4 to 5 years, but it didn't used to be so bad. It used to happen only after I ate spicy food or food that was really hot. Now it happens after everything that I eat. I do not seem to have any other symptoms. I do smoke about 1 pack every 2 weeks, so not that often, but i do.
Avatar n tn Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been coughing up phlegm. And I see red in it, maybe blood. Mostly, the red appears in the morning, and usually clears after a few cups of coffee. Using napkins, I regularly monitor and look at the phlegm. Sometimes it looks like tomato color, and I may see some food fragments, such as peanuts or bits of clam meat. So far this is the only (lung cancer) symptom on the lists which I notice.
Avatar m tn i have had a lot of phlegm since i started smoking again, but there are also occasions when i hack up a loogie and there are little spots of blood in it- sometimes just blood and no phlegm, there's no pain it just comes up. i know it's probably from smoking cigarettes but i was also bulimic for 2years and still do it occasionally and i know that also causes throatbleeding? my question is do you think this is from the "fiber glass" that is supposedly in menthol cigarettes? vomiting?
Avatar n tn org/disease-info/wellness/smoking/index.aspx for ways to help you to quit smoking.
Avatar f tn The main causes of phlegm in the throat, without cough would include chronic inflammation, either allergy or infection, of the nose and/or sinuses with postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis usually due to smoking cigarettes, asthma and acid reflux from the stomach, often called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The seriousness of the mucus depends on the cause. You will have to work with your doctor to determine the cause and then get the proper treatment for that cause. Good luck.
Avatar n tn For about the last month whenever phlegm comes up there is blood in it. It ranges from quite a bit to just streaks. I know this sounds silly but i have a phobia of going to the doctors. I've convinced myself if i go she's just going to tell me i have lung cancer and i would rather not know that!! Does anyone know if blood in phlegm can mean anything else but cancer?? I am pretty worried, but too chicken to get my butt to the doctors. Any comments would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn Does cough med help in this situation? I cant sleep its so bad. Coughing up phlegm every few minutes its soo annoying especially since i just got over a cold... I only have 4 wks left til my c section and just want to feel better by then. Its always been something this pregnancy i tell you.
Avatar n tn A nasal wash helps remove phlegm from the nose and sinuses. This can temporarily reduce the postnasal drip and lessen your throat-clearing cough. A prescription nasal steroid spray decreases swelling of the nose and phlegm production. This may prevent the postnasal drip and throat-clearing cough. To get the most help from a nasal steroid spray use it after doing a nasal wash. A nasal steroid spray does not provide immediate relief of symptoms.
Avatar n tn Does all that mucus/pieces, get expelled from my lungs? ive been smoking for almost 4 years. To others who need some help with phlegm control, try MUCINEX, I live in Canada but its only available in the states according to my knowlege. It is a mucus thinner and reducer. Try it out. Someone please help with my situation, what kind of doctor should i see? is this really irregular? What is my body trying to tell me with all these odd colored, sometimes partly bloody spits.
192055 tn?1263559137 I've had constant phlegm in my throat for over 2 years. I have been told over and over again that it is my result due to smoking. I've also read that if your a smoker, and you have constant phelgm for about year + after you quit. Basically from all i've tried and come to find, is that its never ending. A little relief is brought from Mucinex, but it REALLY dries me out to the point where I feel a constant bloody nose is about to come!!
Avatar n tn I dont have a cough, just the urge to hork all the time that I assume is from smoking for quite a while that has created a post nasal drip of a sort... Anyways, I just wanted to know what your opinion was on the matter, any feedback would be greatly appreciated..
Avatar f tn 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. There's no tar in it, no black bits, and it's always a small amount but it's once a day, every day. Usually after I eat. I hate it, it's disgusting and I'm not sure why it's still coming up! Anyone else?
Avatar n tn I saw my pulmonary again, he said my chest pains are from coughing, I was still producing lots of mucous, white thick, some yellow, plus brown/rusty speckled phlegm. He took another chest x-ray for comparison, said it was fine, just like the first time. He told me the brown specks are "old blood", he gave me a 5 day steroid treatment, which I finished well over a week ago - I do feel better but I am still coughing up "old blood" and I am extremely worried.
Avatar n tn He told me not to worry about the blood, just irritated the lining from coughing a lot. It's been three days since I've started the antibiotic (amoxi-clav), my cough is still present (going on a little over a week), although it does seem to be lessening somewhat. It is the worst in the morning, and all the times I've noticed the blood it has been in the morning. I still have the brownish phlegm (mostly streaks/spots of it, surronded by clear/white mucus, it looks like **** from smoking).
Avatar f tn I quit smoking 4 1/2 months ago, and I'm still not coughing. Every once and a while I sneeze, and now that I'm taking Advair for asthma, I now clear my throat a lot. I smoked for 20 years. Should I be worried?
Avatar n tn For the last few months I have been coughing up thick green phlegm everyday (sometimes it feels like there is some kind of matter inside of it-ew). It is usually mostly in the mornings, but I continue to have problems with drainage throughout the day. I am a vocal music student and my voice teacher suggested that I see an ENT. I dont have athsma, and have no known allergies; and other than the drainage I feel great. What could possibly be causing this and what can I do to treat it? Thank you!
Avatar n tn ThI have not felt sick again but every now and then I cough up some clear phlegm with brown spots. I haven't had a real cough and mostly the phlegm is white or clear. I do seem to have some occasional chest pain but can't tell if it's a muscle pain or something in my lungs. I have allergies(take claritin D)I also Have GERD and have not been taking anything for it. I was wheezing when it first came about but that has pretty much gone away. I don't have any coughing fits at all.
Avatar f tn The good news, I have been cigarette-free for three months, the bad news is that I've clearly done some serious damage. After quitting smoking the cough left over from my cold grew worse and I could feel my sinuses draining in the form of post-nasal drip. I had heard such things can be expected after quitting, but to be on the safe side, saw a doctor who confirmed post-nasal drip, said my chest sounded clear and that it was probably allergy-related, and suggested I try taking an antihistamine.
Avatar n tn But, it could also just be a combination of your cough hanging on and quitting smoking has aggravated it. I waited to start coughing up phlegm when I quit, but it never happened, even though I had a serious smokers cough. It is common for an increase in appetite, however, I have been fortunate that this didn't happen to me. Just the fact you have lost your appetite tells me that MAYBE you still have some sort of lung infection. Please try to force yourself to eat a little more.
Avatar n tn 2)Sweating easily 3)Loss of concentration and fatigue 4)coughing til I vomit. The problem i am facing now is a bad cough. (Dec 06) This cough was only at night but due to smoking which i quit, it became a daily thing happening both in the AM and PM. It seems the cough goes away slightly when taking claratin but definitely comes back when i drink or eat phlegm producing foods. Due to my asthma/lack of allergy shots in two years I thought this is post nasal.
Avatar n tn I too have those uncontrollable coughing attacks and have been having them since September. At first, my doctor thought I was allergic to something and put me on Zyrtec and Codine cough syrup. It would go away for a few weeks then return with a vengance. I've had chest xrays, CBC's and other blood test but all were negative. My cough generates in my throat, like a lump or something. Nighttime is especially awful. My GP referred me at an ENT and it took me three weeks to get an appointment.
Avatar n tn He just told me I had bronchitis, pharyngitis, viral infection, and strep throat. 3 weeks later my doctors office called and said they got x-rays from clinic and to come in next day. He said there is a 3 cm mass on left lung. I go for a ct scan may 3rd but in the meantime I'm tripping bc I have been smoking menthols for 13 years and I smoked pot for about the same amount of time and everything I've looked up says 4 mar. joints are like 112 cigarettes.
Avatar n tn The approach to this should depend on your age and your smoking history. The bleeding could have been brought on by violent coughing. Also blood sometimes drips down from the nose and is coughed up. Ask your doctor to make sure the blood is not coming from your upper respiratory airways.