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Old 06-07-2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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Question Coughing small amounts of white phlegm

A bit sticky at times, I have no shortage of breath..Is this allergy? If so how long do I use claritan? is it a permenant cure..I am very confused with this and without health care...

 
Old 06-11-2010, 06:00 AM   #2
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Re: Coughing White small amounts of phlem

My own experience: Recently, during allergy season, I developed a cough with phlegm, rattling in my chest especially when I layed down and a sinus headache. I went to the doctor and he gave me antibiotics and mucinex. It helped alot but didn't totally get rid of it. So, I went back and he gave me another type of antibiotic and it knocked it out. 2 different types of antibiotics back to back really did the trick with me.

What I want to say is this...stay on top of it with your doc until it is all gone, you will feel much better.

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Old 06-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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Question Re: Coughing White small amounts of phlem

Did you cough white phlem? I dont have health care so I am concerned and this has gone on for some time...At times not as bad...How long should I try the clarinex, ect?

 
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Re: Coughing White small amounts of phlem

I had white phlegm and thick. When the phlegm is green thats worse than white. Try the mucinex (over the counter) and see if it helps you. This dries you up from your lungs up to your sinuses. My doctor gave me 600mgs of mucinex along with a antibiotic. Then another antibiotic to follow cleared it up completely. No coughing, no phlegm, nothing anymore. Talk with your doctor to see what remedy fits best for your situation.

hope you feel better soon,
Kathy

I would like to mention one more thing. When my doctor tested my sinuses, they hurt! I knew it had to be the culprit of all the issues going on with my lungs too. I don't take claritin/clarinex or nothing like that cause it relaxes my lungs too much and it seems to get my lungs congested too. If I feel stuffy, I turn on the shower and steam up the bathroom till it fogs up the mirrors and sit in there for 15-30 minutes with the hot shower going. This not only helped my sinus congestion, it helped my lungs too. :-) My boys cannot take decongestants due to their condition and when they are stuffy, it seems to go into their lungs (which is a constant problem anyway from the diagnosis they have) so we get a anihistamine spray that is NO DRIP. You will find this works better all the way around when allergy season is at its worst.

Sorry for a long post.
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:27 PM   #5
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Re: Coughing White small amounts of phlem

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I had white phlegm and thick. When the phlegm is green thats worse than white. Try the mucinex (over the counter) and see if it helps you. This dries you up from your lungs up to your sinuses. My doctor gave me 600mgs of mucinex along with a antibiotic. Then another antibiotic to follow cleared it up completely. No coughing, no phlegm, nothing anymore. Talk with your doctor to see what remedy fits best for your situation.

hope you feel better soon,
Kathy

I would like to mention one more thing. When my doctor tested my sinuses, they hurt! I knew it had to be the culprit of all the issues going on with my lungs too. I don't take claritin/clarinex or nothing like that cause it relaxes my lungs too much and it seems to get my lungs congested too. If I feel stuffy, I turn on the shower and steam up the bathroom till it fogs up the mirrors and sit in there for 15-30 minutes with the hot shower going. This not only helped my sinus congestion, it helped my lungs too. :-) My boys cannot take decongestants due to their condition and when they are stuffy, it seems to go into their lungs (which is a constant problem anyway from the diagnosis they have) so we get a anihistamine spray that is NO DRIP. You will find this works better all the way around when allergy season is at its worst.

Sorry for a long post.

 
Old 06-15-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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Re: Coughing White small amounts of phlem

Bless your heart the last 3 days WITHOUT any medicine, I have been great no sign of cough..so I am really confused you have been awsome with replies!

 
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Re: Coughing White small amounts of phlem

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Bless your heart the last 3 days WITHOUT any medicine, I have been great no sign of cough..so I am really confused you have been awsome with replies!
Thank you David. Glad your feeling better.

Hugs,
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:06 PM   #8
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Thank you David. Glad your feeling better.

Hugs,
Kathy

IT really makes me wonder WHAT it was or is?

 
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