• joyjoy1959 joyjoy1959
    April 24, 2010
    Persistent cough and phlegm?
    joyjoy1959 joyjoy1959
    April 24, 2010

    For almost a year now I continually cough up clear sputum, sometimes yellow. Upon waking in the morning it feels like my throat is blocked then when I cough to clear m throat, the phlegm comes out clear and looks like little sacs of phlegm. This continues throughout the day, only not as much phlegm. I have been a light smoker for over 20 years. My throat is starting to get sore from coughing. What is going on?

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  • vickiemom April 29, 2010
    vickiemom
    April 29, 2010

    PLEASE check with a doctor. I have COPD. I dont want to scare you, but that is what I was doing. I had heart attack , and was told COPD. I was medium smoker, it can happen to light smokers too. When my sputum  turns yellow, I have infection.  Please see doctor, he can run tests. Catching anything early, is much better, then the latter.

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  • Progesterone works! April 24, 2010
    Progesterone works!
    April 24, 2010

    Two things to check out:

     

    1.  Allergies, possibly to dust mites.

     

    2.  Cough Variant Asthma.

     

    I had similar symptoms to yours for years, although I don't smoke - I have no idea if smoking is at all related to your symptoms.  I take medication for allergies and asthma now, and feel so much better.

     

    Good luck!

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