A member asked:

Ive been coughing up mucus for over a week my mucus is white or slightly yellow last tuesday i woke up feeling sick my head hurt i was congested and throat was sore.those symptoms are gone now but im still coughing up mucus im not sure why?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Seems you are recovering from an upper resp tract infection and sometimes it takes a few days for it to clear up. Drink plenty of fluids, try a humidifier at night and an OTC cough medicine. You should be OK in a few days. Good luck

Answered 12/7/2021


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

If you have fever or a cough for more than 3 weeks, please follow up with your physician. A COVID-19 test is recommended, treat symptoms and watch for shortness of breath. Stay well hydrated and rest. Have a Flu vaccination soon. Most respiratory infections resolve within 10 days .

Answered 12/8/2021



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