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Fluid feeling in chest, coughing clear or white phlegm, recurring problem, productive cough. No history of heart, lung disease. Causes for symptoms?

I have been waking with a fluid filled feeling in my chest that is relieved by moving to a recliner and coughing up clear or white thin phlegm that is sometimes frothy. This occurs at home and when traveling, and about 1-2 week for the past 3 months. I am a 45 year old female in good health, with no history of heart or lung disease. I also seem to have a productive cough, episodically, during the day.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Jun 2012
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Production of sputum on coughing with a feeling of chest heaviness is indicative of lower airway infection. You shoudl meet a doctor for a course of antibiotic. This goes for 7 to 10 days along with some symptomatic medication to loosen the mucus and dilate the airways.

it is common to have lung infection once in a while even for a healthy 45 yr old female. Practice spitting out the sputum whne you have discomfort breathing.
Answered: Wed, 20 Jun 2012
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