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Coughing Up Yellow Mucous
Feeling breathless with tight chest. Also coughing up yellow mucous. I wheeze when I lay down and can feel rattling in my throat and chest. What is it?
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Bronchitis?: You may have acute bronchitis, caused by an infection of the airways. Treatment may include antibiotics if it is thought to have a bacterial etiology. So, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. If you are short of breath, go to the er. If you smoke, you need to quit asap to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
Coughing up thick yellow mucous, no wheezing, no fever, no chest tightness or pain. Should I be concerned?
Is it always severe or bacterial infection if you cough up light yellow mucous? I had a cough, now my throat is raw & sore. Have laryngitis as well. ?
No: It is most often a viral illness which will pass on it's own with no medical intervention needed. ...Read more
Possibly...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a possible cause for these symptoms. If a productive cough lasts 3 weeks or longer, it needs to be evaluated by a doctor. If there is shortness of breath, you should be evaluated today, in an er if your doctor can't see you right away! there is no cure for chronic bronchitis but symptoms can be controlled with therapy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a persistent cough that produces thick yellow mucous and my chest is rattling. Suggestions for relief? Can't work or sleep
Cough: These symptoms can indicated a serious infection. See your doctor for an examination and be treated if necessary. ...Read more
HI I have had a persistent cough for a long time now and often cough mucous up which is blood stained or contains yellow 'lumps'. this evening i coughed some blood stained mucous with green 'lumps' in?
Bronchitis: When you cough repeatedly and forcefully you may get blood tinged sputum. You need Antibiotic. Please call us on Health Tap Prime for live consult. we can help you. And depending upon previous treatment and other conditions you may also need Xray etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Achy all over, pressure on lungs, low grade fever, dark brown yellow mucous for one cough today. Past three days. See dr?
I have post nasal drip, 101 temp, cough, bright yellow mucous, dizzy and have pain under the breasts. Could pain be from coughing?
Feeling like scratch down side of throat with ear irritation, couple days later led to productive cough with yellow/green mucous. Raw feeling. Strep?
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). ...Read more
Do i have TB risk? iam from the a country where tb is common. I have thick white mucus/phlegm, but NO cough. how ever there's a time that i spit blood with it (twice/thrice only) today i spit with yellow mucous i done a chest x ray and its negative.
I would suggest an evaluation and upper airway examination. A TB test is advised.
I woke up coughing and now have a sore throat and my chest feels tight. Before that I have had cough and yellow mucous when i blow my nose.
Infection: The sudden onset of your symptoms is consistent with an upper respiratory infection. This may be viral or bacterial. You can take decongestants or a sinus rinse for symptomatic relief. If you have worsening symptoms, high fever, or shortness of breath you should see your doctor immediately. You should also see your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
Very bad cough for 2 weeks and only getting worse. coughing up thick yellow mucus and this morning a thin green piece of flesh. What’s wrong?
Possibilities....: Possible causes of this cough include acute bronchitis from either a viral or bacterial cause, especially if the cough is improving. If it is not improving, possible causes include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I've had a cough on and off for months. I noticed i still cough up yellow mucus even when i'm not currently having a cough. What could it be?
Almost every morning especially when winter starts I cough up yellow mucus in the morning. I often catch colds. I cough only in the mornings.
I have dry whoping cough no green or yellow mucus for more than 10 days medicine is not helping how to cure what is it please help me thanks?
I have had sinusitis for the past two month now and find that i only have yellow mucus when i cough in the mornings. Is this normal? Thank you!
No: Most cases of sinusitis will resolve without antibiotic treatment. The current recommendation is to use antibiotics only for the most severe and persistant, over 7-10 days duration, cases. 2 months of illness is much too long. I recommend that you get a sinus drainage culture and sensitivity, get sinus x-rays or ct scan and get evaluated for allergic sinusitis. Antibiotic treatment is indicated. ...Read more
Why does my cough after taste, taste like metal? ( Coughed a couple of times in the past two days though). Mucus this morning was little yellow.
See a doctor: the metal test after a cough could be concerning because sometime it could be the test of iron and that could mean that there is a blood might not be visible in you sputum so my advice go and see a doctor will examine you either will assure you or treat you of course there is a lot of other theory to explain the metal test as well good luck ...Read more
Started uni, think I got cold, I've got EXTREMELY bad cough, my mucus was green then turned yellow, now turning clearish again, had for 2 weeks, help?
Post nasal drip: During the night, significant amounts of mucus can collect in the upper airway, back of the throat/nose. Upon awakening, the body's response is to expel this mucus to clear the airway. When mucus is exposed to air it is oxidized (turns yellow or green). If it stays discolored, think of infection, if it goes clear during day, think allergy. An allergist can assist in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What condition would cause someone to have cough up yellow/frothy mucus & become hypoxic during coughing episodes?
Multiple causes: Agree with the other responders. You also have to consider pertussis. You folks in California are having a big problem with pertussis. You are about to hit 7000 cases in 2014. This person needs a thorough evaluations, causes can be cardiac, pulmonary, infectious, etc. etc. etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On day 4 of tami flu, saw improvement yesterday. Today lots of yellow and brown mucus with cough. Feeling bad...Is this pnuemonia
13 year girl has been coughing yellow mucus, 17 days with a cough, 8 days were day and night, now she only coughs in the morning? Bronchitis or not?
Cough: She needs to be examined to know the cause of her cough and mucus. This could be sinus, upper respiratory, lung, allergy or asthma. Only by exam can you know the cause. If she is febrile or having problems breathing, seek immediate help. If she is without fever and comfortable, you can wait and see if this resolves on its own. ...Read more
Took co amoxiclav 625 mg for 7 days for sinusitis. Still have symptoms but less like yellow mucus and cough. Should i let it heal itself or go back?
Sinusitis : Can be acute or chronic, it needs to be diagnosed right and treated appropriately so it won't recurr. I'm not sure of the dosage you received of the co amoxiclav, which is one of the indicated medicines for sinusitis, if the 625 mg dose, it should be 3 /day for 10-14 days in acute sinusitis, several more weeks if you have the chronic type.. You did improve some, so continue and see an ENT doctor ...Read more
I have been sick for over a month i cough up these huge green and yellow mucus sometimes seen really hard with blood in them and a constant sweet tast?
Anything of import: Lasting a month would demand full evaluation by your doc. ...Read more
Good Day please help me my son is 1.8 years old, he had grommets a month ago but his nose is yellow sticky mucus and when he cough it’s a wet cough but he does not as much please help with advise ?
In children :
a yellow discharge from thenose may reflect BACTERIAL infection (including Pneumococcus and Strept) This requires antibiotic treatment. Call your Pediatrician as soon as practicable for his/her advice. Your son's recent ear surgery is another reason to call..
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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. ...Read more
My 5 month old is very stuffed up but also draining a lot of yellow and clear mucus. She also has a wet cough. Should I bring her in?
I am still coughing up light yellow mucus in the morning after pneumonia. My cough isn't persistent just in the morning. Is this normal?
My daughter has had a cough for about 16 days. She has been coughing up a lot of yellow, thick mucus and coughing spells. Is it bronchitis?
I've had a cough for about a week that was producing yellow mucus, now i'm still coughing especially when i talk but rarely produce anything.
Drainage?: Depending on where you live, tree polen counts are very high, causing inflammation of nose, eyes, throat, etc. This causes increased post nasal drip. The discoloration does not necessarily mean you have an infection, but see your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 5 days now, coughing up a thick yellow mucus only upon waking, rest of day, just a cough, on Amox 4 days, so far no help. What could this be?
Bronchitis: Most common cause of coughing up mucus is bronchitis, which usually clears on its own over time. Sinusitis can sometimes cause this if the drainage occurs while sleeping. Mild forms of atypical pneumonia can also cause this.If not better in one week, talk with your doctor again. If short of breath, chest pain, or fever develop, see the doctor right away. ...Read more
Had a cough for 1 wk + mucus. It's a lighter yellow now, but the cough is getting stronger and makes me gag and my chest feels tighter. Advise please?
Lower respiratory ?: Sounds like you got an upper respiratory infection characterized by productive cough. Lighter yellow sputums is a sign that it's improving. Thicker mucus/gag may means you're not drinking enough fluids, which is a key part of getting over this. The deep cough and tight chest is concerning and could mean 'wheezing'. Would c ur gp, may need chest x-ray and further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing chronic cough with bright yellow phlegm or mucus. The mucus has changed from dark brown/black to yellow. I'm an ex smoker of 1 year?
Chronic bronchitis?: Congratulations on stopping smoking. But don't expect overnight recovery of your lungs and bronchial tree: it takes up to 5 years to recover from the effects of tobacco smoke. At only 1 year, you remain susceptible to bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. Less dark color of sputum usually is a good sign. But for sure check with your doctor and follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
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