Excessive mucus without cough

Posted by hishamhussain @hishamhussain, Dec 8, 2016

Dear kind community group
I am Hisham Hussain. 40 years
I have been suffering with excessive mucus coming from lungs with out coughing 3 months ago.
I find difficulty to expel continually accumulating phlegm coming from my lungs to throat
my case get worsen day by day and i feel recently short-breathing.
what make my case get worse is that i have not cough to help in expelling mucus out so it go to accumulate into lungs and airways.
I took montelukast and xyzal medicines for 2 weeks but i did not feel any better

have you found anything that helps ?

@hishamhussain

THANKS of all of you kind people for your concern
Thank you @jms7
Thank you @colleenyoung
I want to say that I started to suffer with having excess of mucus 3 months ago and it last for 2 months WITHOUT anther any symptom. after that I began to find difficulty in breath and i feel that my lung could not do its function because of i feel mucus get accumulating in airways.
I do not have anther symptoms like fever or cold . just continually excess of mucus in which i find difficulty in throw it out and recently problem in breathing.
I did swab throat and it found diplococci and candida and also did x -ray for chest
I sent those tests to the doctor and give me medicine;azithromycine 500 mg antibiotic for 3 days and montelukast and levocetirizine.
I take these medicines for 2 weeks but I could not get better.

I want to add if it is safe to use Expectorant medicine like mucosolvan to help in expelling phlegm But i am afraid if this can give bad impact because i do not have coughing to push mucus out SO may using expectorant medicine would not be right choice in my case.

thanks for your kindness gentle people

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Thank you for your many suggestions to help relieve various symptoms of IPF. I have had ILD since 2012 viewed on cat scans not of pulmonary but incidental to bone scan, abdominal scans,etc. My doctor did nothing and dismissed any significance to my health. Fast forward to 2016 and again same scenario, only this time SOB and cough were gaining my attention. Since November, I’ve had pft’s & visits to pulmonologist but he waited until February to order oxygen. My symptoms have been getting worse but it seems like the disease is racing along. From no oxygen to continuous O2 and up to 05 with activity is of concern to me. Can this IPF get worse this quickly. Or was it getting worse all along. I’m a petite woman & losing weight isn’t a benefit to me. I feel tethered to this oxygen and getting it right when I leave this house is imperative! The pulmonologist is satisfied that Esbriet and O2 are the way to improvement. I’m not sure how he arrived @ the dx.
May I have your thots(and I don’ t ask for medical info, just your accumulated experience with lung disease)– I feel like I am drowning.

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1st i have the same condition … please try use ivy leaves extracts if it works with u .. if not u can use Robitussin AC or its substitutional 10m every 4 hrs
i am trying last option now

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Dear hisham i too have the same symtomps what you have.im depressed lot.i need solution i visited lot of doctors no one diagonosed my problem iam scared to go outsde and work please help me

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@loopkie et al Sounds to me like we all have the same condition: Excess eosinophils in the airways other tubing. If this is it, it is an easy diagnosis…lab work… and fix… many major pharmacies in chain stores and locals sell about 15 pills for less than a dollar Mucus stopper. Or, there are more expensive versions. Ask your druggist for the “Least Expensive Mucus Remover”. They cannot tell you unless you ask for the “Cheapest” or “Least expensive”. Then they are required by law to tell you about it.

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@sar098

Dear hisham i too have the same symtomps what you have.im depressed lot.i need solution i visited lot of doctors no one diagonosed my problem iam scared to go outsde and work please help me

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@sar098, I would like to welcome you to May Clinic Connect. We are happy that you have joined our community. Here we share our experiences and we learn together and support each other.

You have written to @hishamhussain that you are experiencing the same symptoms as he has. I am no medical professional, just a patient like you. I want to ask you this question so that we can better understand what you are experiencing. That way we can connect you to others with similar concerns. Do you have any other lung/breathing issues that you are being treated for?

@sar098, I also want to share that we have a wonderful group of members who actively discuss their depression and who are sharing and supporting each other. I am sharing the link to the Mental Health Group and if you choose to go there, I know that you will meet some amazing members. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/mental-health/

I look forward to hearing from you.
Rosemary

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Dear rosemary.
Thanks for your support.my age is 33 i have mucus struck up in throat,i cant able to spit outside or swallow inside, sometime this mucus struck up heavy in throat that time i feel anxiety, racing heart beat and also scared. i have some serious issue happen now,like that feel.this issue started last 1 half year before.i visited almost all specialist doctors.ENT,gastero,pulmonologist doctor still no one give the accurate solution.last week i take spirometry test.the report is FVC is 97,FEV 1 is 89.3,FEV1/FVC is 92.1,FEF 25-75 is 61.3.i have a doubt is i have mild asthma.?.can you please tell me.Else anyone tell me the solution,because my quality of life is really affecting i cant go outside alone now i quit my job and sitting in home 24 hours inside my home only.if i go Air conditioner or outside i got this throat mucus heavy.please anyone help me how to resolve this issue?iam waiting for your Answers

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@sar098

Dear rosemary.
Thanks for your support.my age is 33 i have mucus struck up in throat,i cant able to spit outside or swallow inside, sometime this mucus struck up heavy in throat that time i feel anxiety, racing heart beat and also scared. i have some serious issue happen now,like that feel.this issue started last 1 half year before.i visited almost all specialist doctors.ENT,gastero,pulmonologist doctor still no one give the accurate solution.last week i take spirometry test.the report is FVC is 97,FEV 1 is 89.3,FEV1/FVC is 92.1,FEF 25-75 is 61.3.i have a doubt is i have mild asthma.?.can you please tell me.Else anyone tell me the solution,because my quality of life is really affecting i cant go outside alone now i quit my job and sitting in home 24 hours inside my home only.if i go Air conditioner or outside i got this throat mucus heavy.please anyone help me how to resolve this issue?iam waiting for your Answers

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@sar098, I am sorry, I do not have know what those numbers mean. However, I do have what has been diagnosed as exercise induced asthma. Those symptoms act up when I get real active and exert myself – fast or uphill walking, or hiking. My doctor prescribed a Rx to help with the allergy aspect. It clears my airways, but did not control or stop the awful drip/clog in my throat. He said I could try a fluticasone nasal spraybecause I remembered that I had used it once before. Within a couple days, the mucous went away for me. You might ask your doctor if this is something that is safe for you to try.
I also use a saline nasal spray regularly, especially in winter to keep the irritating nasal drip away.
Rosemary

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@hishamhussain

THANKS of all of you kind people for your concern
Thank you @jms7
Thank you @colleenyoung
I want to say that I started to suffer with having excess of mucus 3 months ago and it last for 2 months WITHOUT anther any symptom. after that I began to find difficulty in breath and i feel that my lung could not do its function because of i feel mucus get accumulating in airways.
I do not have anther symptoms like fever or cold . just continually excess of mucus in which i find difficulty in throw it out and recently problem in breathing.
I did swab throat and it found diplococci and candida and also did x -ray for chest
I sent those tests to the doctor and give me medicine;azithromycine 500 mg antibiotic for 3 days and montelukast and levocetirizine.
I take these medicines for 2 weeks but I could not get better.

I want to add if it is safe to use Expectorant medicine like mucosolvan to help in expelling phlegm But i am afraid if this can give bad impact because i do not have coughing to push mucus out SO may using expectorant medicine would not be right choice in my case.

thanks for your kindness gentle people

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Hi everyone, I am a 19 year old male. I’ve never had any breathing problems but today, in the morning I felt some phlegm in my throat so I just let it all out without a coughing sensation or anything as such. I noticed that the colour of my phlegm was somewhat brownish. Also, I had a cough a week back which lasted for nearly 3 weeks with yellow phlegm but it got away on its own (I did take some normal cough syrup though). Another point to note is that I live in Delhi, India and our city is often associated with a very high level of air pollution. I have attached a picture of my phlegm. Please help me regarding what it might be and what diagnostic tests should I go for. Also, English is not my primary language so I am sorry for any errors. Thank you!:)

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@rosemarya

@sar098, I would like to welcome you to May Clinic Connect. We are happy that you have joined our community. Here we share our experiences and we learn together and support each other.

You have written to @hishamhussain that you are experiencing the same symptoms as he has. I am no medical professional, just a patient like you. I want to ask you this question so that we can better understand what you are experiencing. That way we can connect you to others with similar concerns. Do you have any other lung/breathing issues that you are being treated for?

@sar098, I also want to share that we have a wonderful group of members who actively discuss their depression and who are sharing and supporting each other. I am sharing the link to the Mental Health Group and if you choose to go there, I know that you will meet some amazing members. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/mental-health/

I look forward to hearing from you.
Rosemary

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Have you tried a nebulizer treatment or emergency inhaler of albuterol. That helps me

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@hishamhussain

and dear @rosemarya thanks
and I do really gratitude for your help

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Dera @rosemarya I'm facing the same problem. I even feel difficulty while speaking. It had annoyed me. Have you find any remedy?. If so,please tell me.

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@aman

Dera @rosemarya I'm facing the same problem. I even feel difficulty while speaking. It had annoyed me. Have you find any remedy?. If so,please tell me.

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@aman – I want to Welcome you to Mayo Connect. I am happy that you have joined in this discussion where members are able to share their experiences and to support each other.
I am not sure what problem that you are referring to, so would you give me a little more information so that I might be able assist you?

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@hishamhussain @aman Staff infections can cause sinus infections, and I have had similar trouble. A lot of people carry staph in their noses unknowingly. I had some instances of excess phlegm in my lungs that I can feel, but little other symptoms except the post nasal drip. I have asthma. No fever or cough. Sometimes phlegm is caused by some type of low grade infection, and I have found that to be true in my case. I've had some reoccurring chest infections that seemed to start in my sinuses. I use a saline rinse bottle. I take generic Mucinex to thin the mucous so it's easier to expel. I had spine surgery at Mayo 2 years ago. Before surgery, they had me treat my nose by putting a pea sized bead of Mupirocin (generic for Bactroban) ointment in the nostrils twice a day for about 10 days to kill any staph infections. I had some ointment left and I tried it when I had breathing issues with excess phlegm, and it worked. After treating for about 3 days, breathing would be normal again because I wasn't labored with phlegm. I'm better at recognizing this earlier now, but it's been enough to raise my resting heart rate over 100 beats per minute and the first time that happened, I went to the emergency room. They diagnosed bronchitis and put me on oral antibiotics which cured it, but it happens periodically. My doctor wrote prescriptions for Mupirocin so I have it on hand now and can treat my sinuses as soon as it starts. I do have allergies and do allergy shots and antihistamines, and I have to avoid foods that cause allergies and phlegm (like milk). You might want to consider seeing an ENT to see if they can culture what's in your sinus and throat. You can also do physical therapy or use a massager to loosen phlegm. Walking would help if you feel up to it. I also have a nebulizer which helps the asthma rescue medication get deeper into the lungs to clear them. I remember reading an article once about this kind of chest infection which is why I tried the antibiotic ointment. I hope these suggestions help and gives you something to ask your doctor about.

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