Posted by: Anon | 2012/09/27


Hi - I would like to know if smokers (1 pack a day) are supposed to cough up phlegm with brown specks in it ? Thank you

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Yes, the phlegm will be darker in colour. Due to irritation there are cells present in the phlegm, causing the brownish colour. A brownish colour could aslo be due to infection or a small amount of blood. Usually, blood in the sputum is bright red in colour. The only obvious advice, is to stop smoking.


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Posted by: Naomi | 2012/09/28

Haha Joe. Yes, that is obvious. We all ARE in some way or another ! From the moment we are born in fact. Basic science/biology really...

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Posted by: joe | 2012/09/28

offcourse they on there way out

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