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Brown Phlegm Sore Throat
Fever? : By themselves those two symptoms are hard to parse out. Do you have these all the time? Do you have a fever? Do you have a cough? Do you have muscle aches? Anyone else around you been sick? Phlegm plus sore throat makes strep unlikely unless you always have phlegm.... Hot tea, rest, and if you have fevers see your doc. ...Read more
Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
Sounds like a virus: Sore throat, crusty eyes and cough sound like a virus but not typical symptoms of the flu. Flu symptoms usually cause high fever, lethargy, body aches in the winter months depending on your location. If you are having difficulty swallowing due to your sore throat you may want to be seen to check for streptoccal pharyngitis. ...Read more
That can occur.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Low fever, sore throat, red throat, white / yellowish spots / vesicle on tonsills, spit brown mucus, thick mucus, pain. Is that tonsillitis?
Infection: A cough that is productive of discolored sputum is consistent with a lower respiratory infection like pneumonia or bronchitis. Alternatively, significant postnasal drip of mucus can be coughed up. A physician can assess the need for antibiotics and whether a chest x-ray would be helpful. ...Read more
Woke up with a sore throat and dry cough (no phlegm.) no fever. 4 days later, sore throat coughing up thick green phlegm..No congestion and no fever!
Very sore throat. Slightly inflamed. Thick green mucus and congestion. Productive cough. High fevers. Began with fever and sore throat.
Have sore throat, swollen tonsils, congestion, rusty mucus in sinus, and thick whitish cloudy sputum with cough. Does this sound like pneumonia?
Possible IM : Infectious mononucleiosis can present as pharryngitis . Have you evaluate and check your spleen. If enlarged and DX confirmed avoid contact sports. ...Read more
Sore throat, cough & congested nose. Coughing up/blowing out of nose bright yellow mucus. Why is it bright yellow?
Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?
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
Itchy throat, deep cough, yellow mucus with weird taste and stuffy sinuses. Swollen Lymph nodes.
Inflammation: What you described is consistent with inflammation of the nasal sinuses. It the issue does not resolve in a week, it would be prudent to see an ENT specialist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have a sore throat for a few days now. Don't know what it could be? Last wednesday i felt a scratchy sensation in my throat. Didn't think too much of it. Woke up thursday morning coughing up dark brown phlegm with a sore throat. It's been five days now
Many : Many sore throats will last 7-10 days. Viral infections will resolve on their own. Bacterial infections may need an antibiotic00strep throat needs an antibiotic or there may be risk of complications down the road (kidney, heart). Given your smoking history, i would not wait much longer than that before getting a full evaluation. You are at an increased risk of oral/throat/larynx cancer. ...Read more
I've had a very sore throat, hot and cold, tiredness and brown phlegm for 2 days. The phlegm is not being coughed up, but from the back of my throat.
What to do:: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. ...Read more
Slight sore throat , had migranes but passed. No frequent coughs but hocked bloody brown phlegm, no fever, non smoker, age 23.Feeling ok, need to worry?
Acid reflux? I've had it before. Waking up with a very sore throat early each morning and coughing up greeny brown phlegm comes up in hard lumps
Just came to a cold climate. Fever and headache on first day. Fever subsided the next day but now with sore throat and brown phlegm. Also coughing.
Just reached a cold country. Had a fever and headache, now fever is gone but having cough and bad sore throat, currently coughing up brown phlegm.
URI: You are in the midst of an upper respiratory infection. The productive cough indicates there is moderate phlegm inside your lungs. Drink lots of water to help thin it out. Drink hot tea/honey for the cough and consider some cilantro (usually I do pico de gallo) to help bring up mucous. See an MD soon to make sure it's in recovery. http://www.pdrhealth.com/diseases/cough ...Read more
I've been coughing up phlegm in the morning after I wake up on and off for months, sometimes brown. My Dr. doesn't seemed concerned but still it persists. Also occasionally experiencing a minor sore throat.
No allergies to my knowledge and non-smoking,
Sore throat, headache and face pain. Hoarse voice. No cough. A chunk of brown reddish phlegm just came up my throat by itself. Should I see dr?
May be a virus - but: For significantly sore throat w/ swollen tonsils/lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w/ this several times/day. You can gargle w/ Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w/ honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a heavy cold last week, no fever or real cough. Worst gone. Now have sore throat, producing brown/red phlegm, slight tiredness, shivers, no cough.
See your doctor: It is common to develop a bacterial infection like pneumonia after a viral respiratory tract infection. (I.e. A cold) This usually occurs shortly after the viral illness begins to improve and requires antibiotics. Symptoms vary but include fever, chills, chest pain, productive cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, tiredness, loss of appetite, etc... You need to have a doctor examine you. ...Read more
painfully sore throat when i wake past 4 or 5 days. Sizable lump of phlegm is immediate dark yellow/brown. As the day progresses the pain subsides. Concerned about tonsils. First 20 mins every day my throat feels inflammed constricted and tight?
I have a sore throat, swollen glands, my ears hurt when I swallow and i am bringing up red/brown phlegm. What could it be?
Pneumonia?: This sounds like a standard respiratory viral infection that might have progressed to bronchitis or pneumonia. "Red/brown" suggest your sputum (phlegm from the bronchi or lungs) contains blood. See a doctor to be checked for bronchitis or pneumonia and possible need for an antibiotic prescription. Do it immediately if you have fever, chest pain of shortness of breath, or cough up obvious blood. ...Read more
I've had a very sore throat for the past 3 days and have been spitting up phlem, but half the time there's blood or red/brown flakes. Is that serious?
Epistaxis: Have it checked anyway to make sure. By your symptoms you have upper respiratory infection or inflammation. The mucous dries up the superficial vessels from the kisselbach's plexus to the back of the throat, they pop and get mixed with the secretions especially in the morning. It still could be from the lungs although less likely. It is best to see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat 7 months. Had red holes @ above bk of tounge. Large clumps of blood in brown plegm when sort/sneeze. Neck pain. Body pains. Fatiage. Drows?
Im on my périod , yesterday starting sore throat&yellow brown kinda bloody phlegme.No cough no fever no chest pain. Could be allergy? Should i worry?
Not really: Usually allergy won't cause a cited phlegm you may be having an infection and needs to check it out. ...Read more
Maybe. Maybe not.: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can temporarily lessen pain. ...Read more
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