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sore throat and coughing up yellow mucus

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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.

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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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
See PCP: It's probably viral and will probably resolve in 5-7 days, but it is always good to get checked by your pcp or walk in clinic to make sure.
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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 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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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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Virus: Viral upper respiratory infections usually start in the throat, spread to the nose and in some cases down to the windpipe and bronchial tubes. If symp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ifeoma Nnaji
14 years experience Family Medicine
Post nasal drainage: The symptom you describe seems to be post nasal drainage consistent with allergic rhinitis. When the sinuses drain at the back of your throat and ove ... Read More
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A 34-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 female asked:
Dr. Allen Meglin
34 years experience Interventional Radiology
Likely sinusitis: See your doctor for vasoconstrictors and possibly antibiotics. Make note of your blood pressure and if you are on any blood pressure medicines as thes ... Read More

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