A 35-year-old female asked:
i've had a cough (sputum ranging from green/yellow/light brown to white/clear) for a month. now feeling like i inhaled sea water . ideas on causes?
4 doctor answers
Productive cough: A cough associated with discolored sputum is almost always caused by inflammation, irritation, infection or airway narrowing. The most common causes are acute bronchitis, sinusitis, allergy and asthma. Since you're getting worse, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. I wish you the best.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Su Fairchild answered
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
See MD!: Please see a doctor ASAP! While coughs can sometimes last for a month, they should be improving. You sound like you are not getting better. You may need a sputum culture and/or a chest xray. You may also need antibiotics and/or other medication.
Answered on May 11, 2015
Sinus infection: Get evaluated and treated....seems sinus problem. Season change, tobacco, Hx of asthma....are related issues
Answered on May 18, 2015
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