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child coughing up green phlegm

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible infection: May be a bacterial or a viral infection. Best to see your physician for exact diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Belief system: If you believe that a child can catch cold from cold weather, then she shouldn't swim. If she is having trouble breathing, then she shouldn't swim. ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Huggs: Extensive studies in the us has found that OTC cough cold products do little or nothing of value in kids under 6. They do give you something to do, bu ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
More than cold: What you described is more than a cold. Is is possible that you a mild form of pneumonia and it would be prudent to see your doctor. It is not feasibl ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Not necessarily: If you are feeling well otherwise this may simply be your body clearing out material from the inflammation. If, however, you have trouble breathing, f ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
May need antibiotic: Please see your physician for testing and an evaluation for pneumonia. You may need an antibiotic to treat the infection. If you had influenza, then a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: Appears to be symptoms of influenza. Get rest, drinks lots of clear fluids
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe not: If u r feeling better and less sick, no temperature u may have had a viral infection and ur body has won. If u continue 2 improve u may b ok. But any ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infection: You may have a viral infection or a bacterial bronchitis. If the symptoms persist, you need to see your doctor for an antibiotic.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chronic bronchitis: Smokers are more likely to cough at night and first thing in the morning because the smoke damages the lungs ability to clean itself so mucus sits dur ... Read More
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