Hi all. When I wake up first thing I have to spit as my mouth is nasty. It contains quite a thick extremely light brown mucus. Throughout the day it does go clear though and this is only a morning thing. Any advice?
Spit in the morning. : Hi all. When I... - British Lung Foun...
Hi, you don't mention if you have a long term lung condition. I have bronchiectasis and keep a close eye on the colour of the sputum I expel each day. If I brought up that colour mucous I would be led to think I had an infection and would start taking my rescue antibiotic.
Do you feel unwell with other symptoms beside bringing up this unpleasant sputum? It would be wise to ring your doctor. He/she may ask you to provide a sputum sample to test for bacteria. If there is bacteria present you would be prescribed the appropriate course of antibiotic to clear the infection.
Hope this helps.