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coughing up bright green phlegm

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
72 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Why Coughing: This may be due to failure of your cilia to move bacteria out. Try stimulating cilia: Green tea with lemon, humming, drink extra water. Pulsed nasal i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 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 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 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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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Cough green stuff: And your question is? Need lots more information to be able to help. Consult with us here.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities....: If this is a change in color or consistency, it could be due to acute bronchitis caused by an infection of the airways, either bacterial or viral. If ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Simons
54 years experience Pulmonology
Probable Bronchitis: Yellow or green sputum in the morning may indicate a bronchitis. When sputum is in a dark moist space for several hours, it becomes more viscid and c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Cough: Symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection, possibly even strep but un cough specific syrups or tablets are readily availabl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
See doctor...: The most common cause for coughing blood, called hemoptysis, is bronchitis. But, malignancy can also cause this and must be ruled out so see your doct ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more info: Are you a smoker, do you have fever, chest pain, when and to what extent does this occur? There are numerous questions which need answers and a physi ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Coughing: Coughing "water" sounds concerning and may be an indication of aspiration occurring during drinking liquids. This would require an evaluation by a spe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Infection usually: This usually indicates an infection of the lungs or sinus tract.
A female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Bronchitis?: Brown phlegm can be from dead tissue the body is eliminating as it fights infection (viral or bacterial) or can be old blood from inflamed airways or ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clint Wilson
14 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes this is ok and not to concern you. You're swallowing more of the mucous than you realize.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Pneumonia : Or bronchitis. I would suggest that you visit your doctor to get treated
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corentine Kwende
15 years experience Hospital-based practice
Viral URI: Get some rest, plenty of water, over the county Meds for symptoms such as throat or cough drops, Tylenol, ibuprofen, vitamin c to boost your immune sy ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Laryngitis/bronchiti: Your symptoms could be laryngitis/bronchitis which are commonly caused by viruses and thus antibiotics are often not needed. For an average adult, cou ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment...: If you have symptoms of infection, like fever, chills, decreased appetite, body aches, cold symptoms, etc., then you most likely have acute bronchitis ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: The colour of infected secretions is highly variable... Bright yellow or brownish, or bloody all can mean the same... No reason other than the type ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Follow up w/your doc: We used to determine need for antibiotics based upon phlegm color, but no more, as it really makes no difference. I assume your black phlegm hasn't ch ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: It depends where the mucous is coming from. It can be from the lungs or sinuses. See your doctor to be evaluated.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Coughing up mucus can mean many things, including infections, heart failure, or other things.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how l ... Read More
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