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For at least 4mths I have been bringing up yellow phlegm. When

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For at least 4mths I have been bringing up yellow phlegm. When I cough I feel a slight pain below my left breast and just above my waist. A chest X-Ray showed, inflated lung. What can I do to get rid of the mucous?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

What have you tried already?
Have you been examined by a health care provider?
Do you smoke?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
cough & chest congestion formula (Tussin). Yes. Had CT Scan of upper & lower quadrant about 2mths ago. Nothing shown. Do not smoke.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
cough & chest congestion formula (Tussin). Yes. Had CT Scan of upper & lower quadrant about 2mths ago, nothing shown. Do not smoke.
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for replying.

Over the counter products you can try are Mucinex DM and Claritin. You can take these at the same time. Sometimes allergies can trigger a chronic cough.

Prescriptive medications that you need to get from your provider would be Tesselon Perles that you take 3 times a day.

I am also assuming that your provider reviewed your medication to make sure you were not on one that can cause a chronic cough. If not you can list the medications you are currently taking.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Medications: Etodolac 400mg 2x
Levothyroxine 88mcg 1x
Nexium 40 mg 1x
Iron 325 1x
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 3 years ago.
None of these should cause a chronic cough so you are good there!
God Bless!
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