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Wet cough

Wet cough: Introduction

Many respiratory infections start out as a dry cough, and then become a wet productive cough as the lungs start to produce more sputum....more »

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Causes of Wet cough:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Wet cough. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Wet cough:

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Wet cough: Symptom Checker

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Alternative Treatments for Wet cough

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Stories from Users for Wet cough

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Wet cough: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Wet cough

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Wet cough: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Wet cough

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed more »

Wet cough: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Wet cough: Related Rare Diseases

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Wet cough: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Wet cough:

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Detailed list of causes of Wet cough

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How Common are these Causes of Wet cough?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Wet cough. Of the 286 causes of Wet cough that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 12 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 270 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Wet cough:

The following list of conditions have 'Wet cough' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Wet cough:

The following list of medical conditions have Wet cough or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.






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Causes of Wet cough Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Wet cough based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Wet cough:

    Subtypes of Wet cough:

    Coughing blood (224 causes), Sputum symptoms (216 causes), Productive cough (133 causes), Increased chest phlegm (8 causes), Hemoptysis (176 causes), Bloody sputum (124 causes), Sputum (25 causes), Spitting blood (126 causes), Foul smelling sputum similar to lung abscess (11 causes), Rust-colored sputum (3 causes), Foul sputum odour in children (8 causes), Foul smelling sputum (19 causes), Clear sputum (2 causes), Foul sputum odor in children (3 causes), Tenacious sputum (2 causes), Mucopurulent sputum (24 causes), Mucoid sputum (14 causes), Unusual sputum odour in children (19 causes), Mucoid sputum as in case of asthma (14 causes), Mucopurulent secretions (24 causes), Unusual sputum odor in children (3 causes), Blood-stained phlegm (14 causes), Salivary gland symptoms (355 causes), Purulent sputum (22 causes), Cough with sputum similar to chronic bronchitis (6 causes), Thick, tenacious sputum (2 causes), Decreased salivation (61 causes), Decreased salivary function (19 causes), Sudden onset of parotid enlargement, Parotid Swelling (10 causes), Gradual onset of parotid enlargement (13 causes), Enlarged parotid gland (31 causes), Salivary Gland Swelling (24 causes), Sudden onset of copious dribbling of saliva (7 causes), Ptyalism (25 causes), Parotid gland enlargement (43 causes), Increased salivation (59 causes), Sudden onset of sialorrhea (12 causes), Salivary Gland Pain (25 causes), Hypersalivation in children (33 causes), Gradual onset of xerostomia (13 causes), Drooling (340 causes), Dribbling of saliva (8 causes), Bilateral parotid gland enlargement (26 causes), Drooling in children (27 causes), Phlegm symptoms (18 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Wet cough:

    Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Sputum symptoms (216 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Cough symptoms (1407 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Salivary gland symptoms (355 causes)

    Symptoms related to Wet cough:

    Cough (1407 causes), Persistent cough (98 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Coughing blood (224 causes), Mild cough (10 causes), Coughing spasms (14 causes), Night cough (10 causes), Severe cough (98 causes), Chronic cough (151 causes), Persistent cough (98 causes), Common cold (712 causes), Upper respiratory tract infection (18 causes), Pneumonia (241 causes), Chest infection (12 causes), Bronchitis (273 causes), Acute bronchitis (3 causes), Chronic bronchitis (19 causes), Emphysema, Bronchiectasis, Tuberculosis

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