Port Allen, Louisiana
A 27-year-old female asked:
if you cough up yellow or green mucus when you have a cold is this bad?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Viral: Colored mucous can be produced by either a viral or a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections are viral and will get better with time and rest. If there is no improvement within 7 days or if the symptoms are very severe then medical attention should be obtained.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Coughing up yellow and green mucus after waking up?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pulmonology 55 years experience
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 changes color from a clear or white to yellow and a green. If one coughs up this type of sputum continuous during the day, it probably means that an active infection is going on and it would be wise to ask a physician to examine you
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Last updated Jan 5, 2017
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