A member asked:

Nagging dry cough for a week. i get these coughing fits that last like 5 mins . when blow my nose a blob of neon yellow mucus comes out, and the coughing stops what does this mean?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

The cough is rather nonspecific but the yellow mucus from your nose is characteristic of a viral upper respiratory tract infection. The cough does suggest tracheal involvement but I see no indication for antibiotics at this time. I recommend taking a cough suppresant recommended by your pharmacist, ocean mist nasal spray & observing for gradual improvement with no fever or worsening chest conges

Answered Sep 10, 2021

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