I"ve been trying to diagnose my daily intermittent cough with phlegm which i've had ever since I've moved to the beach of Lima Peru which reaches over 90% humidity. I'm not sure if it's the high fat diet or the humidity anybody got a clue?
For the Record I eat 2-3 ounces of leg of lamb and (lick off the fatty drippings like a caveman would) with a monster salad (pure lettuce, little tomato) dressed with half an avocado twice a day, sometimes with the addition of 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I'm been eating the same foods for over a month now.
Just two meals everyday and I often, not always get phlegm within two 2 hours after my meal.
It's like being in the recovering period after getting over a cold/flu and dealing with the remaining phlegm and cough that come with that joyful experience, except the cough and phlegm don't go away, these symptoms have not disappeared for several months now, Anybody have this experience?
I'm thinking the cough is from the humidity and the phlegm is due to the fat, but i'm not 100% as maybe I could have mold growing in my lungs as I often have to clear out all my hanged clothes in my closet and wash it otherwise it gets covered in mold in less than a month.
Also recently my cough is usually followed by a discomforting feeling behind my upper abdomen area. Any advice?
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on July 20, 2013
at 05:14 AM
Off the top of my head I'd say it sounds fungal. Both ketones and moisture make for happy fungus. Anti-fungal medications can be pretty harsh, so when you go to the doctor (you are going to the doctor about this, right?) you might want to ask for a mucus swab test or a chest xray before you take any drugs.
Washing everything in your place in vinegar and/or bleach might be a good idea.
Do you have A/C? That can cut down on the indoor humidity and keep things from getting moldy.
The other thought I have, is that I get a ton of phlegm after really spicy food, just a response to the burn. How spicy are you cooking?