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 ?

@merpreb

@tsedachalemu– Ah! GERD doesn't usually happen overnight and neither does Hiatal hernias if it didn't happen from an injury. If you are over 50, and overweight chances are pretty good of a hernia and GERD.
Did you take an antibiotic for an infection? Have you thought about being tested for your symptoms?
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiatal-hernia/symptoms-causes/syc-20373379

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Hi Dear @merpreb, thank you very much giving your time to help me. As I said last time, The Doctors could not diagnose and treat me. Due to this I decided to take antibiotics by my self. i stared azithromycin the last 2 days and it will continue for the next four days. I see reduction of mucus secretion in some degree.

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@tsedachalemu– Hello. Can you buy antibiotics without a prescription? I hope that you have continued success with this.

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@pritty02

Hello, I have inhaled 90 percent ethanol very days before while using as a disinfectant. Since then, I have a sore throat without cough. With warm water and salt water gargle. I have still white mucus coming out continuously without any cough, fever n other symptoms. Is there any need to worry about it.

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@pritty02 I have the same white mucus in my throat. Besides the salt water I'm using lemon juice in water gargle ,drink it in tea I have allergies and 5hey are in full force right now .You don't want to inhale fumes so add a mask when you use disinfectants This to will pass is my mantra warm weather coming

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Hello, I have inhaled 90 percent ethanol very days before while using as a disinfectant. Since then, I have a sore throat without cough. With warm water and salt water gargle. I have still white mucus coming out continuously without any cough, fever n other symptoms. Is there any need to worry about it.

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@pritty02

Hello, I have inhaled 90 percent ethanol very days before while using as a disinfectant. Since then, I have a sore throat without cough. With warm water and salt water gargle. I have still white mucus coming out continuously without any cough, fever n other symptoms. Is there any need to worry about it.

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Hi, @pritty02, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. It's wise to look into symptoms that you are experiencing and also interfering with your quality of life after inhaling the 90% ethanol when using it to disinfect.

I moved your post here to this existing discussion, "Excessive mucus without cough," so that you can connect with others in this thread who are talking about similar issues. Please click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to look at the entire discussion and what others have shared.

Good to see you've connected with @lioness, and I'd also like to invite into this discussion @trixie1313 @sueinmn @jenniferhunter @imallears, who may have some input related to your sore throat without cough as well as the white mucus you have coming out continually after inhaling the ethanol fumes.

Personally, I used a rubbing alcohol solution at 90 percent to clean my microfiber family room furniture — cut with some water in a spray bottle — a number of years ago, and I quickly noted that the fumes were very pungent. I moved my kids and myself far away from it and opened some windows. I believe I had some headache for a bit, and it generally didn't feel great to be exposed to that high of a percentage of alcohol. My husband suggested that if/when I did cleaned the furniture that way again, I should use a lower percentage of alcohol or dilute it much further.

One resource you might take advantage of is Poison Control, where you can chat online or speak to a representative https://triage.webpoisoncontrol.org/#/exclusions.

Will you share more about where you are seeing this mucus coming out? Have you had the chance to speak to your doctor about these symptoms? If so, what did he or she say about it?

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@tsedachalemu

Hi Dear @merpreb, thank you very much giving your time to help me. As I said last time, The Doctors could not diagnose and treat me. Due to this I decided to take antibiotics by my self. i stared azithromycin the last 2 days and it will continue for the next four days. I see reduction of mucus secretion in some degree.

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@tsedachalemu Because I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis with atelectasis, my pulmonologist ordered "The Vest" for me to help move mucus in my lower lungs. Drinking lots of liquid helps mucus thin out.

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@pritty02

Hello, I have inhaled 90 percent ethanol very days before while using as a disinfectant. Since then, I have a sore throat without cough. With warm water and salt water gargle. I have still white mucus coming out continuously without any cough, fever n other symptoms. Is there any need to worry about it.

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@pritty02 I did some looking, and you are probably not in any danger from this inhalation, but you certainly did irritate your throat and probably lungs. The problem is that alcohol moves from liquid to vapor very quickly, and then is easily inhaled. It is also a powerful irritant of mucous membranes – that is why you are seeing all the clear mucous. I don't think gargling salt water or lemon juice, unless very mild, will help in your case because these too can irritate mucous membranes – you will have to decide if they make it feel better or worse. You need to let things settle down, if not better in a few days, or you begin to experience shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, seek medical care.
Everyone needs to be cautious in this day of disinfecting everything! Bleach, alcohol and benzylkonium chloride are strong chemicals. Alcohol & bleach are also highly volatile, moving from the liquid to aerosol state very quickly, and are very strong irritants. Use them cautiously, as you would any chemical, and be around them for the shortest time possible. When using, ventilate the area, remove children, anyone with breathing issues and pets before using, and leave the area yourself immediately – stay away until the fumes have cleared. If you have a respirator (N95 or one intended for use around fumes) wear it, but still take precautions. Keep the chemicals COMPLETELY out of reach of children, pets and any vulnerable adult who my not understand how to take precautions.
Stay safe everyone!
Sue

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@trixie1313

@tsedachalemu Because I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis with atelectasis, my pulmonologist ordered "The Vest" for me to help move mucus in my lower lungs. Drinking lots of liquid helps mucus thin out.

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Hi, Could you please tell me the technical term for The Vest? I wasn't
able to find any information on The Vest. Thanks,

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@geegie

Hi, Could you please tell me the technical term for The Vest? I wasn't
able to find any information on The Vest. Thanks,

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@geegie Let me reiterate, you would need to check with your pulmonologist. If your lungs are clear by CT chest and also x-ray, they may not prescribe this, but for my problem it really helps AND, most importantly, drink plenty of water to help aid thinning of mucus. Here's a link to the HillRom Vest system: https://hillrom.com/en-us/products/respiratory-care/the-vest-airway-clearance-system—home-care-model-105/

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Thanks so very very much! I really appreciate your info. And, yes, I would most certainly would consult with my pulmonologist.

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@geegie

Hi, Could you please tell me the technical term for The Vest? I wasn't
able to find any information on The Vest. Thanks,

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@geegie– Hello. This ight not be the exact one that @tsedachalemu uses but the idea is probably the same:

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