Tenacious Sputum: This is sputum that is thick and colorless. Some of the probable causes of this common medical condition can include: bronchitis and asthma. Either one of these conditions could potentially be dangerous or even fatal if left undiagnosed and untreated.
A cough that is persistent with tenacious sputum may cause anorexia, insomnia, nausea or vomiting, fracture of a rib, musculo-skeletal pain, and exhaustion or cough syncope. If the sputum is infected and green, antibiotics as well as a sputum culture can be indicated. An antibiotic that is broad spectrum may be started while waiting for the results of the culture from the lab.