coughing up phlegmn

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snowcone
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   Posted 9/1/2012 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone....I have developed a nasty cough that wont go away. My family doctor thinks its drainage from my sinusus but I know that I do NOT have that, and my rhumey doesnt say anything! I feel lost and in the meantime the cough doesnt go away...HELP!
 

couchtater
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   Posted 9/1/2012 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
These are the questions I ask myself when I have a bad cough.

Is the phelgm....
Yellow?= Infection
green? = Infection
little bloody? = coughing too hard, popped some little capillaries (it's okay)
Lot of blood? = get to the ER
White? = some infection or a cold
Clear? = allergies or GERD

Are you wheezing? = asthma

Try the urgent care for this.
Joy
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Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

snowcone
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   Posted 9/1/2012 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
couchtater, thanks for your reply. The phelgm is green in color and I do wheez. It's been going on for atleast 3 months without relief.
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couchtater
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   Posted 9/2/2012 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
You probably have a sinus or respiratory infection.
I hope you can get some antibiotics and get it straighten out soon.

Feel better.
Joy
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Hollywood65
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   Posted 9/2/2012 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi my name is Susan and I'm new to HealingWell.com .. I read the forum on coughing and coughing up mucus .. i also battle with that and is know to have pleurisy it is common .. how ever steroids and antibodies are the only thing that will clear this up .. I have had this often and yes it is a part of Lupus .. Pleurisy is well known in patients of lupus and the steroids normally will clear it up ..once again check with your Dr it could lead into a infection i also have the whezzing and it can become annoying at times ..but always check with your Dr .. Hope this helps .. Sincerely Susan

snowcone
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   Posted 9/5/2012 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Susan. I wondered if it was because my family doctor had me on allergy meds and they didn't help. I hear the phlegm deep down in my chest. I do have a follow up in a few weeks and hopefully he'll get me on antibiotics. You know I have had pleurisy in the past way before I knew I had Lupus, does that ever go away? Again thanks guys for the quick respons to my question..I love this forum!
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Butterflake
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   Posted 9/5/2012 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Snowcone. Pleurisy occurs when the pleura that covers the lungs is inflamed. The pleura doesn't contain lung tissue, so the lungs aren't involved. I hope your family doc gives you antibiotics since you aren't responding to the allergy meds. You've had this so long that it sounds like you really need to see your PC soon. Love, Butterflake
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