Bronchitis symptoms are pretty distinct: The rattling in your chest. The wheezing. The lingering congestion and mucus. Not just any run-of-the-mill, tickle-in-the-throat cough, bronchitis is a respiratory condition in which the lining of your bronchial tubes become inflamed, the Mayo Clinic explains. These tubes are especially important because they carry air both to and from your lungs, which is why bronchitis causes coughing, wheezing, and other symptoms that may affect your ability to breathe normally.
Cue the rattling in chest noises. Bronchitis is usually brought on by a viral infection, like a cold or the flu, piling on top of an already miserable state of affairs. In fact, research suggests that 85 to 95 percent of acute bronchitis cases are caused by viruses that make their way into the respiratory system. While the underlying virus is almost always contagiousbronchitis itself is not. What's more, not everyone is going to get it, or get it every time they are sick.
If two people have the same initial illness, one may end up with bronchitis while the other gets off scot-free. Otsu says. That can cause a sensation of rattling deep in your chest when you breathe in or cough. Once the virus is gone and the mucus dissipates, the lingering cough may become dry.
Otsu adds. When your breathing is a bit labored, you may also experience shortness of breath. Coughing as much as you do when you have bronchitis can make your throat irritated and sore, Dr. Making matters a bit more complicated is the fact that bronchitis usually appears on top of the symptoms of whatever viral illness you originally had.
So you may experience things like a fever and headache as well you can blame the flu for that, not the bronchitis.
In many cases, your doctor can diagnose bronchitis based on the presence of another illness which is why keeping track of the progression of your symptoms is so important and by listening to your lungs while you breathe, the Mayo Clinic says. But, to rule out other possible illnesses, your doctor might also recommend some specific tests. That could include undergoing a chest X-ray, a test of your mucus for signs of a bacterial infection or allergy, or a test of your lung function to see if you might actually have another condition like asthma or emphysema.
Most cases of bronchitis stem from viral illnesses, which unfortunately cannot be treated with antibiotics. So, unless your doctor suspects your bronchitis developed from a bacterial illness, you'll probably have to wait it out until it clears from your system on its own without specialized treatment. And many cases of bronchitis do clear up on their own within a few weeks, the Mayo Clinic explains.
But your doctor can suggest some things to manage your bronchitis symptoms and make you more comfortable while your body deals with the underlying illness. For instance, treatment for a fever or headache might include over-the-counter pain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDsaspirin, and acetaminophenDr. You can also try using cough suppressants to help you sleep at night and a humidifier to loosen up your mucus and make it easier for you to get rid of.
If you have an underlying chronic condition such as asthma your doctor might also prescribe an inhaler or other bronchodilator medications to reduce the inflammation in your airways and make it easier for you to breathe, the Mayo Clinic says. Initially, the cough usually lasts between 10 and 21 days, Dr. But it may linger for up to six weeks.
Although that may sound like an eternity, rest assured that it will end. What causes bronchitis? Wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Amy is a freelance writer who covers health, fitness, outdoors, and travel. She holds a B. Read more.GoGators over a year ago. Cortexofknowledge over a year ago.
Guest over a year ago. Although it's not common, some people find that they seem to cough more than normal soon after they stop smoking. The cough is usually temporary and may actually be a sign that your body is healing. Why some people seem to cough more soon after quitting smoking isn't clear. One explanation is that as the lungs heal, the microscopic hairs lining them — called cilia — begin working again. As the cilia attempt to clear out the inhaled particles, it can lead to coughing.
This coughing may last as long as a couple of months, until the cilia are fully recovered. To relieve coughing in the meantime, try sipping water or sucking on cough drops. If coughing persists for more than eight weeks or if coughing brings up sputum or blood or disturbs your sleep, see your doctor to check for a more serious cause of your coughing. CraLip over a year ago. I know many people who smoke daily and have very successful lives.
It's not about the weed it's about how you manage your life. Coughing up brown phlegm is normal. However, your other symptoms are not and you should get to a doctor ASAP, you may have a respiratory infection or early form of COPD; a doctor can definitively tell you. I was a heavy substance abuser. I smoked between. I quit everything three months ago and I still cough up some brown phlegm every other morning, sometimes every couple of mornings.
The lungs and cilia are a pretty amazing system in your body and incredibly powerful at expelling foreign particles. I wouldn't be alarmed by your phlegm unless it's consistently black and you are coughing it up constantly all day every day. That type of cough should severely diminish weeks after quitting smoking, it shouldn't be persistent months down the road. Your other symptoms worry me more than the phlegm do.
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Couldn't find what you looking for? New Reply Follow New Topic. GoGators over a year ago Hey all! I am so happy to have found this forum where people can share their experiences! I am a 22 year old male who started smoking weed when I was 19 years old when I got into college.
I had a bubbler, but I mostly smoke out of pipes and. But anyway, I quit two weeks ago and have developed a sore throat, shortness of breath, swollen tonsils, overall fatigue, and I believe its my body adjusting to life without weed as I have never gone without it for more than days at a time.
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Coughing brown stuff from weed? Thread starter Forman'sBasement Start date Apr 27, Tags brown cough lungs phlegm safety smoker tar. Forman'sBasement Member. Hey all! Long time lurker first time poster here. My name is Frank and im a medical marijuana patient in the state of California. So ive been smoking regularly for over 5 years now. Just the other day i was taking bong hits as usual and i had to cough.
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They were very very small bits but still. To me personally it looks like the resin that coats the insides of pipes but im not an expert. I was absolutely mortified by this as i dont know how long this has been going on, most of the time i dont examine what i cough up. Now i want to say a few things. Its too expensive, period. So thats out of the question.
Now i understand you are all normal people and not doctors so im not expecting a diagnosis or anything but really guys any help or insight at all would be greatly appreciated my anxiety over this is literally debilitating. Now on to some specifics about myself: i used to smoke cigarettes but havent in 3 years, Ive noticed i only cough the weird stuff after taking fat bong rips.
Yesterday i didnt smoke at all and was constantly checking my phlegm, it was almost completely clear with only a little tiny spot of brown here and there. I tried looking it up online but that just made me more paranoid. So my question is have any of you had this happen?
My personal and uneducated theory is that i burst a blood vessel in my lungs from violent coughing looked into it, coughing hard enough will hurt the lungs because the day this happened i coughed like a madman.
Guys help me out here, im freaking out that i might have some horrible lung disease. The good part is i dont seem to be having any other symptoms other than mild heartburn. Anyone know what this could be? Are my lungs just clearing out tar? And i dont wanna hear any crap about weed being harmless.
I know cannabis is one of the safest drugs on planet earth but the smoke itself cant be too good on the lungs. Finally, i want to ask you all a huge favor: next time you take a fat bong rip that makes you cough alot, spit that phlegm onto a white napkin and see if theres anythingg in it, maybe this is more common than i think?
Because i didnt even realize i was coughing this stuff up till i saw it on a napkin.All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service. ET Magazine. Tech and Gadgets. City Life. Between The Lines. Here's why you should be worried. Market Watch. Pinterest Reddit. Coughing once in a way is fine. But persistent cough can indicate health problems, at times something serious.
By Saliha Nasline Coughing once in a way is fine. Visit a doctor if your cough isn't going away, says Saliha Nasline Coughing is basically a good thing. It keeps one's airway, from the nasal passage to throat, clear of mucous, dust and smoke.
But pro longed cough, which does not clear up within three weeks, should not be ignored. Acute cough that lasts up to two-three weeks is usually the result of an upper respiratory tract infection like cold. If your cough persists for more than four weeks, you should go for a thorough checkup. Harish said that if cough becomes per sistent and gets progressively worse through the weeks, it is an indication that something is wrong with one's lungs. In most cases, a cough can be cured with cough syrups, lozenges and regular gargling.
But if these remedies fail and the cough persists, it is advisable to see a doctor. Padegal said certain environmental problems and nature of work can also aggravate cough. People always come to the doctor when the disease gets worse. In most of the people, cough will be of multi-factorial cause. Even stress at work place can produce many physical symptoms including cough. Manjunath said there are some warning signs that should not be ignored. However, cough as such is not an illness; it's only a symptom of some other underlying serious health issues.
In acid reflux disease, cough has the chance of getting worse on talking or after eating. If someone has cough for weeks, is coughing up blood, is losing weight and if he's a smoker, there's a chance that it could be lung cancer. Chronic coughs can be relieved once the underlying causes are eliminated. It can be treated by using some simple medications like inhalers and steroids.KarlBetty over a year ago.
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Guest over a year ago. The-butt-hurt over a year ago. Guest 4 months ago. Guest 3 months ago. Couldn't find what you looking for? New Reply Follow New Topic. It may be a chest infection, I'm not too sure. Its a horrible pain. Guest over a year ago Actually, I have been experiencing the exact same thing lately.
I figured I bley a gasket coughing or something. If you find anything out on this could you let me know? Guest over a year ago my sister and I both experienced a twinging pain like that during pregnancy, but it wasn't from coughing. I was wondering if it ain't a weird pregnancy symptom and what causes it Guest over a year ago Most likely caused by hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, both of which are common during pregnancy. First line treatments are similar for both conditions and include: increase fiber and fluid intake to avoid constipation, also avoid diarrhea, shallow warm sitz baths can ease the pain, see your doctor.
The-butt-hurt over a year ago If your pain worsens and passing bowl movements becomes difficult check your stools, poop for any type of white clots. Also check if your coughing up chunks of mucus.
These together can both be signs of cystic fibrosis. I have the problem as we speak. This is a life limiting issue and requires immediate medical attention. Guest over a year ago Antibiotics may be causing my severe butniing in the rectal area. Three at my home experiencing similar symptoms. Have small kids. Had to take pinworm medication.
Seemed to start with these meds. Guest over a year ago My anal hurts when I lift ,cough, hell. What could it be. Guest over a year ago In reply to Guest on - click to read.
Guest over a year ago In reply to The-butt-hurt on - click to read. Guest over a year ago Hi, I smoke cigarettes and medical marijuana. It really hurts. Anybody have any suggestions?? Guest over a year ago In reply to anonymous on - click to read.Coronavirus: Check your symptoms. It's likely that you've had a bad cold and coughed up phlegm that looks yellowish or greenish in color. These colors are a signal that your cough is likely caused by a bacterial infection. Producing phlegm and coughing are ways the body rids itself of infectious agents, and why a cough suppressant may not always benefit you.
Coughing up mucus may be uncomfortable, but it may accelerate your overall recovery. Phlegm is also called sputum, mucus, or "snot. If you're coughing up green or yellow phlegm, it can likely present with:. It's also common to experience the following widespread symptoms:. The following people are more likely to cough up green or yellow phlegm. You are more likely to suffer from this type of cough when:. The severity of your cough depends on the cause. The following details may help you better understand your symptoms and if and when to see a physician.
Mild to moderate bacterial infections generally produce yellow phlegm. Severe bacterial infections tend to produce green phlegm. Viral illnesses, congenital illnesses, and damage to the lungs can result in yellow or green mucus. The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced coughing up green or yellow phlegm.
This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have. Acute bronchitis is an inflammatory reaction to an infection in the airways. Most cases of acute bronchitis are caused by a viral infection, although some cases may be due to a bacterial infection.
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Bacterial pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by one of several different bacteria, often Streptococcus pneumoniae. Pneumonia is often contracted in hospitals or nursing homes. Symptoms include fatigue, fever, chills, painful and difficult breathing, and cough that brings up mucus.
Elderly patients may have low body temperature and confusion. Pneumonia can be a medical emergency for very young children or those over age 65, as well as anyone with a weakened immune system or a chronic heart or lung condition. Emergency room is only needed for severe cases or for those with immune deficiency. Diagnosis is made through blood tests and chest x-ray.Forums New posts Search forums. What's new New posts New profile posts Latest activity.
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First Prev 3 of 4 Go to page. Breko Well-Known Member. Happens to me once a year. But my dad flies internationally and gets bootleg "Z pack's" in China. Three pills and everythings dead.
AllenHaze Well-Known Member. Noticed this more so when I quit smoking cigs. Major lung clean out for month or so.