Coughing up thick mucus

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Avatar f tn I can deal with the wheezing, but 3 times now over the past 2 months I’ve started coughing hard and pulled up a thick, brown worm/slug like hard mucus that’s about 1.5 inches long and fairly thick. Directly after, I end up coughing up a small amount of orangish “regular” mucus. Otherwise, I haven’t coughed anything else up at all. Anyone know what this is? I can’t find anything online.
Avatar n tn Nine months after recovering from terrible acute bronchitis, I am still coughing up small blobs of thick sticky, pale yellow mucus all day. My allergist says my asthma is under control, my sinuses are more or less clear, and I recently went to the cardiologist for a full workup. All that's left is GERD, but I'm unsure how to proceed because I hardly have any other symptoms.
Avatar n tn For the past 4 years I have been coughing up clear jelly like Mucus Balls. I have been a smoker for 8 years, and I have Asthma. I wake up in the morning and in the middle of the night coughing up a lot of the little mucus balls. It happens a little bit through out the day. Sometimes they are balls and sometimes they are like a hair, but made of mucus. I am very scared and do not have health insurance. I am 25, and thought I was pretty healthy. Please someone, HELP!
Avatar n tn All pet scans are clear and x-rays clear still I have a cough that sometimes is that of a heavy smoker. Coughing brings up clear mucus. Other than this cough I feel great. Any suggestions on how to take care of the cough?
Avatar f tn Even though I'm sure this had resolved itself long ago, it just sounds like Bronchitis to me. As an asthmatic myself I do tend to get Bronchitis once in a while due to built-up mucus in the lungs. The cough starts out dry for a while, then eventually produces the mucus. When I get up in the mornings I always cough up a ball of hardened mucus that sometimes looks spaghetti-like. It's simply old mucus that's been sitting in my throat all night that I cough up in the morning.
Avatar f tn Now I have a thick drainage in my throat and I just woke up at 3am coughing and practically choked. The drainage seems to always be there but much worse at night. Is Mucinex expectorant good for sinus drainage. My mouth is so dry.
Avatar m tn Then about a couple of days ago, I had that tickle cough, but like a coughing attack episode. And It would be extreme thick clear sticky mucus, to the point of throwing up. The sore throat is on and off, but I think the slight pain in throat is from hacking up, so its inflamed, and so forth.
782115 tn?1245684075 My boyfriend, who is 21 years old, has a chronic cough, sometimes accompanied by thick mucous. This morning he coughed up a large amount of mucous with a little blood in it. The sputum is very sticky and looks like a giant glob of petroleum jelly - he says this is normal, but my own sputum (which only occurs when I am sick) is not so thick or gel-like. He said that his throat and chest felt better after coughing up the mucous.
215342 tn?1287838418 2) Coughing start together with VERY VERY VERY sticky THICK mucus... Talking about so sticky that you can stick a painting to the wall if you would use it. So unlike normal bronchitus, flu etc, whooping cough phlegm is THICK, STICKY and CLEAR. This coughing phase last from 2-6 weeks. IF you realise you have whooping cough BEFORE the coughing phase, you can prevent getting whooping cough.
Avatar f tn Only every now and them I feel like I have mucus so when I cough a little bit of mucus and blood comes up and my throat burns for a bit. Did I cut my throat and just not realize it or is it something else?
Avatar n tn Starting from 02/23/2008 (the 37th day after last exposure), I started coughing with productive thick dark yellow mucus, runny nose, sore throat. However there was no fever until 03/02 (the 44th day after last exposure). Here are the descriptions of my symptions: Day 1 ~ day 8: productive coughing, thick dark yellow mucus, runny nose, sore throat (No fever) Day 9: fever with 102.8F maximum.
Avatar f tn t humidify the air sufficiently, then as it moves along it drys and thickens mucus further down. Eating stimulates saliva flow which starts to loosen the thick mucus and you end up with a cough. In my own case it's often a deep choking cough. It can help to drink some water about 15min or so before eating. Flushing the nose with saline solution beforehand can help as well.
Avatar m tn I have extremely thick sticky mucus in my airways. When I'm able to expell some, from very hard coughing I sometimes get immediate relief for about a minute until more mucus comes to take it's place. Drinking hot water also helps for a short time. I live with a constant feeling that something is stuck in my throat. I have had 4 different ENTs, all associated with Loma Linda medical center, looking in my nose. They all say the same thing, that they have never seen this before.
250701 tn?1320974765 My lung Doctor called me in some augmentin because I have been coughing up thick yellow mucus. I just don't know if I can take it on treatment. Does anyone know??
Avatar f tn I felt horrible but got antibiotics and felt fine about 4 days later. 1 week ago I began developing a horrible cough. I am coughing up thick green mucus and my chest aches. I am wheezing constantly and I feel like I can barely breathe. My heart rate is 126 and my oxygen is 94. I am an otherwise healthy 24 year old female. My question is would they likely admit me to the hospital.
Avatar n tn Are you coughing because of thick mucus in your throat? If so try taking 500 mg. of vitamin B5 daily. It is a mucus thinner and works beautifully. That is what I use it for. There are no side effects. You can go as high as 1000 mg. Now even though they could find no allergies that doesn't mean you don't have any. Her is something else to try: buy a bottle of liquid Benadryl (the stuff they use for kids).
Avatar n tn my husband just started coughing thick mucus with gray mixed in it. He stopped smoking about 4yrs ago. He has asbestosis also. should he be worried about this. he coughs up pghlem every day but this is the first time it was this color. could you tell me if this is something to be worried about.
Avatar n tn He insists that after taking Prednisone, he coughs more and it is usually accompanied by thick mucus. The exertion in the coughing action causes his SpO2 level to drop drastically(below 70%) and heart beat rate also increases. No one believes him as the literature shows that prednisone is supposed to help with IPF. His doctor said that he can not stop the steroid abruptly so he needs to continue the dosage 10mg per day. He is reluctant to continue this treatment.
Avatar m tn The cough has changed a lot since it started, and now It seems to be entirely due to to mucus build up around my lungs. The cough is stronger before I sleep through when I wake up or when it wakes me up (when it is the worst). At times, the mucus coughed out is either thick and yellow (but not much is coughed out) or it is clear and runny but is coughed out in half a mouthfuls. So far there is no blood in it.
Avatar n tn I can not stop coughing!!! I know I have a goiter, and it irritates my throat sometimes. But right now I have a cough and congestion. I can not rest and my 5 month old keeps waking up because I cough so hard I almost throw up. I need something to help quiet my cough so everyone can get some rest.
Avatar m tn This started like a head cold and still behaves like it with lots of mucus from my sinuses, balance problems and ear pressure. Some mucus comes up when I cough but not as much as there was for the first couple of days. Its yellow/brown colour and thick. I get very puffy even walking a short distance and start coughing. I have been on two kinds of anti biotics and chest Xray shows a buildup of gunk in the bottom of both lungs.
Avatar f tn I completed thyroid surgery today, June 5, 2012 - benign lump and also coughed up thick bloody mucus 4 times today. I was told the same, that it was a result of my breathing tube. I'm 42, normal blood pressure, and on no medications. I hope it clears up in a few days and doesn't get worse.
Avatar f tn I am on Protonix, I do not smoke, I gave up coffee and many acid producing foods. The mucous is too thick to swallow and I many times get sick when I am coughing to expel it, which is probably injuring my esophagus even further.
Avatar f tn I have a 3 yr old little girl who has been experiencing extreme mucus and coughing spells for over a month. It all began on January 9th when she came down with the common cold. It lasted about 10 days and she was back to normal. The only thing is that a few days later she developed a deep dry cough that would not let up. I looked online for home remedies to cure a cough in children and the Tea & Honey did help "some". The cough went away and then....She woke up with a runny nose.