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Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Constant feeling like i need to cough something up from my chest. Nothing comes, what could this be caused by?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 3 hours later
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I appreciate your concern

Kindly answer the following to comment further and advise accordingly

Do you have any chest pain or shortness of breath associated with this
For how long has this feeling persisted
What medications are you currently taking, if any.
Do you have any respiratory tract disease history such as asthma or COPD


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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 4 minutes later
I have no trouble breathing or swallowing, no medical history of anything. I do suffer with anxiety and take xanax as needed. Im not feeling any pain either
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Hello again.


Based on your description and history given, its most likely thickened phlegm that needs to be expectorated out. It can get clogged and present with a feeling of incomplete expectoration.

Mucolytics that thin out the mucus such as n acetylcystein and guafecine in combination with piriton expectorant will help in clearing out the airways and eliminating this feeling.

If the problem persists despite using the above then a chest x ray and pulmonary function tests can be advised after clinical examination.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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