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    What does low grade gurgling in the chest indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: I feel a low grade gurgling in my chest when I take a deep breath. Only for 1-2 weeks. I don't feel any pain or have other symptoms. I looking for possible causes

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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Increased mucus

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns.

This gurgle sound can be due to a number of causes but all of which are associated with other symptoms such as fever and difficulty breathing. And since you don't have any additional symptoms then most probably this is due to increased mucus that can be possibly due to allergy.

I would recommend that you take an antihistaminic as Cetirizine once daily before going to bed, together with a mucolytic as Mucinex. Also, make sure you drink plenty of water to avoid mucus from getting thick.

I hope I answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards


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