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185 Possible Causes for Thick Sputum

  • Sinusitis

    Fever, headache, postnasal discharge of thick sputum, nasal congestion and an abnormal sense of smell.[radiopaedia.org]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    sputum and chest congestion Treatment of AECB may include: cough suppressants: These may be used to reduce the severe coughing that can occur with AECB.[medbroadcast.com] This mucus mixed with saliva is often referred to as sputum.[verywell.com] Sputum is typically thick, yellow to green, and may have tinges of blood. Coughing and expectoration are worse on arising from sleep.[encyclopedia.com]

  • Pneumonia

    As the infection develops in the lung, high fever is apparent along with chills and a cough that produces thick sputum.[medicinenet.com] For example, people with certain types of bacterial pneumonia may cough up a lot of thick, dark red sputum while those with viral pneumonia may not cough up anything at all[health.harvard.edu] (thick or discolored mucus) Other common pneumonia symptoms include Chest pain Chills Fever Shortness of breath These symptoms may vary, however, depending on how extensive[merckmanuals.com]

  • Bronchiectasis

    These include: Antibiotics to treat infections Bronchodilators to open up airways Expectorants to help loosen and cough up thick sputum Surgery to remove ( resect ) the lung[medlineplus.gov] Symptoms of Bronchiectasis A persistent cough that produces large amounts of thick sputum that may be foul-smelling, brown, gray, green or possibly flecked with blood.[healthcommunities.com] Frequent coughing (often with thick, discolored sputum in varying amounts) Breathlessness Repeat chest infections Increased tiredness Coughing up blood Unexplained fever,[bronchiectasisandntminitiative.org]

  • Lung Abscess

    •Loose cough, bloody or thick, yellow tenacious sputum, raises much mucus. •Breathing difficult worse lying on left side.[drthindhomeopathy.com] •Expectoration only during day, thick, yellow, sour mucus. Hepar sulph •Bronchitis of old exhausted people.[drthindhomeopathy.com]

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

    Respiratory involvement may cause a cough productive of a thick purulent sputum.[patient.info] Clinical Presentation Typical prodromal symptoms are as follows: • Cough productive of a thick purulent sputum • Headache • Malaise • Arthralgia 22.[slideshare.net]

  • Klebsiella Pneumoniae

    The pneumonia caused by this organism is sometimes associated with thick, bloody, mucoid sputum called “currant jelly” sputum, but can also cause lung abscesses and pneumonia[viceprovost.tufts.edu] Necrosis, inflammation, and hemorrhage occur within lung tissue, sometimes producing a thick, bloody, mucoid sputum described as currant jelly sputum.[emedicine.medscape.com] Patients typically present with an acute onset of high fever and chills; flulike symptoms; and productive cough with an abundant, thick, tenacious, and blood-tinged sputum[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Polygala Tenuifolia

    Cough with excessive thick sputum or sputum that is difficult to expectorate.[epharmacognosy.com]

  • Trichosanthes Kirilowii

    Phlegm-heat cough manifested as cough with yellow and thick sputum, stifling sensation in the chest and constipation.[epharmacognosy.com] It is used in the treatment of pulmonary infections with yellow and thick sputum, chest pains, stuffy feelings in the chest, constipation and dry stool.[naturalmedicinalherbs.net] It is used in the treatment of pulmonary infections with yellow and thick sputum, chest pains, stuffy feelings in the chest, constipation and dry stool[176].[pfaf.org]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    The signs and symptoms manifested by Pulmonary Tuberculosis include: Cough with thick sputum; the sputum may contain blood Tiredness, fatigue Weight loss Fever, night sweats[dovemed.com]

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