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A 38-year-old female asked:

4th day of lower throat mucus causing rattling (yellow mucus brought up from throat w/ cough), cough, joint and body aches hard to get up. fever. trouble sleeping. mild queasy stomach (no throwing up). what could this be? nose clear, no sore throat.

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Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
41 years experience
Viral disease: They are many forms of viral diseases that affect mostly the bronchi inside the lungs. The yellow mucus could be a translation of an additional bacterial infection. Antibiotic treatment, a chest xray and a CBC and metabolic panel would give additional clues.
Last updated Jul 24, 2017

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