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A 46-year-old female asked:

Asthmatic, had cold, now have thick green sputum from lungs, very tired, no fever, no wheezing. on mucinex (guaifenesin).can this be beginning of pnemonia?

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Dr. Robert Perlmuter
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: This sure could be pneumonia or bronchitis. Please go see a doctor soon.
Dr. Russell Ditzler
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes it can : Individuals with asthma have an increased risk of developing serious respiratory infections. One one first signs of concern is the development of a cough with green mucous production. I recommend that you see your physician to ensure you do not have a bacterial infection in your lungs. Continue your Mucinex (guaifenesin) use to loosen the mucous.

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Last updated Feb 17, 2015

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