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dark yellow mucus and sore throat

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Get Medical Help: You are ill. You may have pneumonia. It is time to see the doctor. You do not need the er. You need a family doctor.
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Stop smoking!: Then go see your doctor. Btw, color of phlegm does not indicate viral vs bacterial infection, nor need for antibiotic. But your presentation is worris ... Read More
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Go in for eval: Depending on length of symptoms, this could represent a normal viral respiratory infection, but also could represent pneumonia or influenza. The inte ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
?sinusitis: With colored mucus and the duration of your symptoms, seek treatment for acute sinusitis-saline irrigations + decongestants +/- antibiotics is the usu ... Read More
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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Green mucus: Hello, since you have been sick for one week and now it is changing, i would recommend seeing your doctor. You may need an antibiotic.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Cold or flu: You can take over the counter medicine for cold symptoms. Drink extra fluids and rest. Give it a week to resolve. If you are not getting better or ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlotte Robbertze
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Bronchitis: Sounds like a bronchitis or sinu-bronchitis suggest you consult you GP
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Stept throat: The most likely thing is that you did not have strept throat unless a culture was done. It is was a strept throat You probably have a viral problem t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Likely viral: Viral infections can cause inflammation of the throat along with yellowish/thick mucus / postnasal drip, and even streaks of blood. If you develop hi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need throat culture: Although the symptoms may still be due to a viral infection, it is time for you to obtain a throat culture to specifically determine if you have a bac ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
May: signal infection and may need antibxs
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A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
URI. : Sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection, which could be viral or bacterial. Hard to tell exactly without an examination or consultation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Virus: 98% of laryngitis is from a virus. Just weight it out, you should be fine in 2 week time. If you can't weight steroids can be used, but i don't recomm ... Read More

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