ent-icon
Dry cough and black specks in phlegm
I have started seeing black specks in my phlegm every morning and experiencing dry cough since 2 months. I used to smoke but I haven't from the past 3 weeks or so. I am taking cough syrup right now and have also taken a week of antibiotics suggested by a doctor. I don't have time to go to a doctor. Please suggest what can be done? Thanks
22527 Views v

Answers (1)

Like the answers? Consult privately with the doctor of your choice

Blackish sputum is normal once you quit smoking. It will continue to come for may be for 2 months. It is a tar which is being cleared out from your lungs and it is a good sign  during recovery from smoking withdrawal
Next Steps
Consult nearby pulmonologist for confirmation of diagnosis and appropriate treatment if required
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/2 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?

This question featured in :

Dry cough during pregnancy Black specks in saliva Clear phlegm with black spots
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.