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ebrbetty 01-16-2005 06:56 AM

does Broncitis cause mucus ?
 
Hi all, I hope someone can help me,I've been having thick,clear mucus on and off for 2 years. I have it 24/7 for months at a time,then ok for a month or 2. I've been to 4 different ent's no help.[2 sinus surgerys] I do clear my nose with the salt water solution and get hugh amounts of thick white mucus,[looks like jello]coming out my nose. I have tons of mucus in my throat all day that I can't cough up or swallow. I'm always clearing my throat and feel as though I can't get a good breath.
what are the symptoms of Broncitis? I've read some ppl have mucus in the throat,but coming out the nose and dripping down the throat too??
I do smoke,wish to God I could quit..just can't do it!!!!! :confused:
please help
thanks, Betty

bluebanana 01-16-2005 10:16 AM

Re: does Broncitis cause mucus ?
 
Hello
Sounds like you have post nasal drip which is the bain of most drs lives as it can be difficult to control. Its likely that it is caused by an allergy to something. Do you find that it is worse first thing in the morning? If so you could be allergic to house dust mite, quite a common allergy. Try getting protective covers for your pillows and matteress. Also if you have feather bedding then you could try changing it for hypoallergenic duvet and pillows.
If that doesn't help it may be worth a trip to your drs or the pharmacist, then you could try a mild antihistamine to see if that helps.
Also, maybe excessive saline flushing could be irritating the mucus membranes in your nasal passages, unlikely tho?
Love
Blue
x x x

ebrbetty 01-16-2005 11:56 AM

Re: does Broncitis cause mucus ?
 
[QUOTE=bluebanana]Hello
Sounds like you have post nasal drip which is the bain of most drs lives as it can be difficult to control. Its likely that it is caused by an allergy to something. Do you find that it is worse first thing in the morning? If so you could be allergic to house dust mite, quite a common allergy. Try getting protective covers for your pillows and matteress. Also if you have feather bedding then you could try changing it for hypoallergenic duvet and pillows.
If that doesn't help it may be worth a trip to your drs or the pharmacist, then you could try a mild antihistamine to see if that helps.
Also, maybe excessive saline flushing could be irritating the mucus membranes in your nasal passages, unlikely tho?
Love
Blue
x x x[/QUOTE]

hi blue and thank you for the reply, Last year I thought it may be an allergy,covered everything,spent 400 bucks,no help..even had allergy test,nothing. I've tried most all allergy meds,again no help.
I keep track of what I eat and have added nothing different into my diet. as I said it is 24/7 and when the mucus does come out it looks like thick clear jello,thats why I can't swallow it down. my breathing is getting worse and I do have a mild case of asthma.
thats why I was hoping to find out more about Broncitis??
Betty

bluebanana 01-16-2005 02:22 PM

Re: does Broncitis cause mucus ?
 
Hi
Brochitis usually involves green or brown sputum, which is coughed up from the lungs, not clear mucus which comes from the nasal passages. It also normally involves coughing, shortness of breath and a temperature.
Have you been allergy tested? If you haven't it may be worth getting it done.
I don't really have any other ideas!
If your breathing is getting worse, then maybe you need to change your asthma meds. If I have misunderstood what you have written and the mucus is coming from your lungs, then mucus production is a common syptom of poorly controlled or worsening asthma. Either way, i should go and see your Dr.
Hope that helps
Blue
x x

reader1 01-16-2005 03:03 PM

Re: does Broncitis cause mucus ?
 
I agree with what Blue said in her last reply. Talk to your doc. You do n eed to quit smoking, but you know that. Too thin out mucus in lungs, throat, nose, drink PLENTY of water. Also, get some over the counter guifanesin. That can also help.

ebrbetty 01-16-2005 04:27 PM

Re: does Broncitis cause mucus ?
 
thank you all for taking the time to help me out. I haven't been very good taking my advair,I figured since my asthma is somewhat mild I don't need it everyday, I was getting thrush from it,so I only used it once a week or so. I'll need to do better.
betty

jerrie97 01-16-2005 05:42 PM

Re: does Broncitis cause mucus ?
 
[QUOTE=ebrbetty]thank you all for taking the time to help me out. I haven't been very good taking my advair,I figured since my asthma is somewhat mild I don't need it everyday, I was getting thrush from it,so I only used it once a week or so. I'll need to do better.
betty[/QUOTE]

You're not getting the full effect from your Advair when you take it only once a week. The steroid in Advair needs about one or two weeks to kick in; right now you're only getting the long-acting bronchodilator in it. Your asthma may not be very well controlled.

The thrush is definitely a troublesome side effect from Advair, but it can be prevented by rinsing your mouth out after each Advair dose. That's something that doctors sometimes overlook when prescribing Advair. Since Advair dosage is typically twice a day -- morning and night -- you may benefit from brushing your teeth and gargling after you take the Advair. It's not generally needed, but it's something that's convenient.

Also, you may want to look into seeing an ear, nose, and throat specialist to ask about your sinuses. While there, the doctor will probably either ask you to get a CT scan of your sinuses or just scope you right in the office, or both!

In the meantime, like someone else mentioned, try getting your hands on some Mucinex. Quitting smoking will probably help many of these problems go away, but yes, it's hard. My dad's been trying to quit for years. There's a smoking cessation board on this website if you want to check it out.

Be well. :)


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