Laryngitis and coughing up phlegm

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Avatar n tn Also at night, one of the my nasal passages would become completely blocked and could not be cleared by blowing my nose. Once or twice I coughed up thick yellow phlegm. Today I woke up almost unable to speak. The postnasal drip is still present, but my vocal cords seem to be covered with phlegm. No matter how much I clear my throat or cough, I cannot clear out my throat and my voice is almost gone. I am taking Mucinex, Advair, Singulair, Xyzal, and Combivent (when necessary).
192055 tn?1263559137 I have had this coughing and spitting up foamy white bubbly stuff all my life, it really bugs my partner hearing me coughing spitting and being sick every morning and its starting to bug me big time now too, I start coughing first thing every morning, have to go and sick up all the phlegm, my face and eyes go all bloodshot and then I have to blow my nose and even more comes out, a whole half hour carry on every morning, cant have a coffee untill its all gone or else im sicking up coffee/phlegm,
Avatar n tn Apparently fluid can seep from the back of the nose and go down the throat the brain reacts to stop the fluid going into the lungs which closes the voice box, this then stops you breathing, the brain then realises that the lungs arent working so wakes you up and that is why you wake up coughing and trying to get your breath, this is how it was explained to me. I have been told that it is not dangerous and that I will always wake up, it is just very stressfull.
Avatar m tn I have also had it happen when I've had a tickle in my throat that wouldn't go away and my protracted coughing seized up my throat. I had to fight the overwhelming urge to cough while trying to drag in air.
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 I have the same thing whenever I eat I get the feeling of food, I know its food sometimes its spicy and I can feel it and my eyes tear and I have to snort and try to pull it up from the back of my throat. I sound so yucky as well. I do not like how it feels. I always have something in the back of my throat of in my nasal cavity. I am afraid to eat sometimes.
Avatar f tn They gave me prednisone, which I had side effects of tingly numb feeling arms legs and face so I stopped that. Next day I wake up coughing up phlegm. Not just coughing slightly, but full blown gag cough fits that end with me throwing up. I finally get to an allergist two day's later, thank you weekends. He told me he thinks I have a virus but didnt say which.
Avatar n tn It is accompanied by laryngitis, coughing so hard that I choke and gag, and I can't sleep at all at night. The scenerio is sore, scratchy throat, head cold, shifts south to bronchial area, tons of phlegm (yellow, then turns green if it goes long enough)sometimes high fever for more than three days, and then pnuemonia if the doctors won't prescribe anything to help.
4970275 tn?1361742631 If you are coughing and have lost your voice. That is laryngitis. The larynx is your voice box. If what you have is a viral infection, antibiotics will not help you. If on the other hand if it is a bacterial infection you will require a course of antibiotics. If you bring up phlegm that is yellow, green or streaked with blood, you will need to go back to the clinic and tell them as you may need an antibiotic or penicillin.
Avatar m tn One the second day, my throat was still sore and coughing up green phlegm, but the stiffness and temperature were gone. I did notice that my arms were red and warm but didn't think much of it because it didn't look like the mac. pap. rash associated with ARS. By the evening I had developed laryngitis and basically lost my voice, or most of it anyway and coughing up wads of phlegm, really bad int he morning. It was like this for about a week.
Avatar n tn What could be the problem if you are having chest pains and spitting up blood clots?
Avatar f tn ugh! Im sorry to here you are feeling so sick. I'm not a medical doctor but here is my opinion on some of things things you mentioned you could possibly have: pneumonia: its possible, but pneumonia is relatively uncommon influenza (flu) - unlikely. You would have rapid onset of symptoms w/ high grade fever common cold - definitely possible bronchitis - not sure emphysema - not sure asthma - this would be secondary to a primary illness.
Avatar n tn To top it off, I've caught a second cold and have a recurrence of my second cold sore this year. It's big and ugly. I cough up clear and colored phlegm. The left side of my diaphram hurts and sometimes I cough so hard that it's uncontrollable. As embarassing as it may be, the coughing gets so bad that it would trigger me to pee ( a squirt each time a hard cough occurs). ugh!! I'm only in my early 30's and it seems like my problems are just getting worse by the day.
Avatar f tn Could I be immune to TB, if the blood I got had antibodies in it? I frequently have bad colds where I'm coughing up lots of phlegm of diffrent colors, yellow, orange , green, or blood tinged. I used to get sinusitis and or laryngitis all the time untill I started using a Netti pot. My kids have the same colds as me for a week or two, but I cough for a month or more, often just when I'm feeling better another cold starts everything off again.
Avatar f tn after the vronchitis, had an asthma attack ended up in ER. Was admitted for 3 days. IV steroids and breathing treatments. Started coughing up mucus,gagging and choking. Told the dr that I was experiencing these symptoms, still sent me home w/7 days oral steroids.At home experienced gagging, choking and suffocation. Asthma dr who changed my nebulizer meds.I sounded like I was taking helium in. My voice was high pitched if I had a voice at all.
Avatar f tn It is getting better very slowly. Now I have a post nasal drip and I am coughing up greenish/yellowish sputum but it's from the back of my throat not my lungs anymore. I am going to try a nasal rinse today. I was wondering if there is anything else I can do outside of what I am doing already to help relieve some of my symptoms? I have been sick for about 3 weeks and it's draining me. I get little to no sleep because of my coughing. (In addition to this illness, I came down with a UTI.
Avatar n tn i have flem stuck in the back of my throat, no matter what i do i cant get it out, i get to the point were i throw up and its still stuck in there now my throat is painfully sore and i still have flem thats ready to come out but just wont, i cant swallow it either, is there anyway i can get ride of this flem???
Avatar n tn Meanwhile, try one of the saline (61/2 teaspoons salt to 1 gallon distilled water) flushes from this website (the Grossan tip has possibilities) and if you get results, keep doing it for 3 days after your sinuses clear. And lay off phlegm-making dairy products and white flour til you do. I caught 2 colds again this year, with no congestion, just a raggedy throat and cough for 2 days, and no hawk spit Snot Demon.
Avatar f tn After weeks of having bad cold symptoms and laryngitis, I was diagnosed with GERD. I was worst at night, having to sit up all night, because of an extremely runny nose and coughing and choking on the discharge in my throat. I currently take 40 mg nexium before breakfast and dinner, for about 2 months now. Yesterday, I forgot to take the morning nexium. By noon, I was having a full blown "allergy" attack.
Avatar m tn I didn't realize how much phlegm and mucus build up is caused by Milk. I have no problems eating cheese, but I stopped cold turkey having milk by itself. No more cereal (which was hard for me because I've always loved cereal). After stopping the milk, within 3 weeks my mucus had all but vanished. As long as I don't drink milk, the problem no longer exists. Good luck to you!
199373 tn?1270491232 However, upper respiratory infections can lead to bronchitis or pneumonia and can be serious all by themselves. Therefore, since your cat has lost her voice, is coughing up phlegm and refusing her food she could have bronchitis, pneumonia, laryngitis etc., and could be at risk for hepatic lipidosis I advise you to try and get her to the veterinarian ASAP.
Avatar f tn I constantly get profuse, clear watery phlegm throughout the day at the back of my nose and runs down to the back of my throat. I need a tissue with me at all times, which I frequently use to spit into. I have been prescribed to carry out nasal douching by ENT. Makes no difference, as well as using Sterimar and steroid nasal sprays, which works temporarily but just give me nosebleeds.
Avatar f tn but i know with bronchitis you're supposed to be coughing up lots of mucus. mine is dry. the only thing that comes up once in a while is clear stuff. not yellow or anything. just clear almost like spit. it starts with a tickle then i cough cause i wanna get it out and keep coughing and nothing happens. it feels like breathing is slightly more difficult when this happens. but when the doctor listens to my lungs and breathing he says its clear. i'm so confused. what can this be.
Avatar n tn I had it for at least a week and noticed that coughing wasn't really shifting any phlegm and in addition to that, I could hear rather alarming noises when I breathed, weird clogging or wheezing sounds in my chest and throat. It got so bad that I ultimately fainted [or something] on a family day out. I really have no idea what that was. Is it usual for such severe cold symptoms? I've never really had a bad cold before that, so I have no idea.
Avatar m tn I am now over the month point and have some advice for anyone that is struggling with coughing up that speckled black gross tar phlegm. I have began a exercise regiment that has seemed to really help me get rid of this phlegm quicker... I find the more I work my lungs the less of that I'm coughing up. Another thing that has helped me is having hot baths (maybe a humidifier would also suffice) really finding that this also helps get rid of that phlegm faster.
Avatar f tn 22 days so far my cough alternates between wet and dry, sometimes there is yellow/white phlegm. in the mornings, i experience heaving/gagging when coughing. in the beginning, it hurt to swallow and i experienced a deep barking cough (especially when lying down), but its starting to ease. my runny nose expels yellow/white mucus and i have to blow my nose every ~3min. in the mornings, mucus is dark yellow/orange.
Avatar f tn #3 Hot liquids, tea and even just hot water - when I have anything caught in there, this immediately dissolves it and it goes down. Not too hot, just enough to make sticky phlegm loosen up instantly. #4 Cough drops or gum: keep your mouth wet and SWALLOWING. This is key - if nothing "goes down the wrong pipe" (into your lungs) it won't cause a problem.
436516 tn?1382388265 I am in my 50's, have suffered with this terrible sudden itch in throat attack--followed by terrible coughing that only stops the itch when some kind of fluid comes up from my lungs--not really phlegm, more watery--since 1992. That was when I became an active speaking minister. It feels like a flea suddenly bites one (or the other) side of my throat or maybe vocal cords or sometimes I think it feels like a big hive in my throat because it feels like a lump comes up.
Avatar n tn I take a proton pump inhibitor called Dexilant now during the day and Ranitidine at night which controls the acid reflux and helps heal my throat, and I have reduced the amount of acidic and greasy foods and dairy (which coats your throat and makes the phlegm worse) but my throat still flares up mostly when the furnace or air conditioner is on in my house to the point where I feel like I can't breathe even with the acid reflux medicine.
Avatar m tn I have not been on here and just now saw your note. I am still coughing and spitting up phlegm constantly. After being on Protonix for 6 weeks I am a bit better during the morning but after lunch my cough gets worse and after dinner I cough constantly until I fall asleep. I no longer throw up but the cough is severe. I think the Protonix may be causing insomnia as I can't fall asleep until 2 or 3am. I had a cat scan 2 days ago and will get the results next Thursday. (a week's wait!