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Chesty cough for 3 weeks now, symptoms starting now are congested nose, green phlegm. Can't get a doc appointment are there any home tips to help?

Chesty cough for 3 weeks now, symptoms starting now are congested nose, green phlegm. Can't get a doc appointment are there any home tips to help?

Saline irrigation: It appears that your cold has been complicated by a bacterial sinus infection. Go to an Urgi Care if you can't get to see your doctor in the next 72 hrs to get evaluated and treated. In the meanwhile, try irrigating your sinuses and nose with saline solution. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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I have a chesty cough and have coughed hard green phlegm, feelslike it's popping sometimes when coughing, low grade fever, runny nose, is it pneumonia?

I have a chesty cough and have coughed hard green phlegm, feelslike it's popping sometimes when coughing, low grade fever, runny nose, is it pneumonia?

Possible: A productive cough with fever is suggestive of pneumonia, either viral or bacterial. Depending on how long your symptoms have been occurring, it would be reasonable to see your doctor who may choose to get a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?

Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?

Don't worry.: Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment. It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache, earaches, sore throat, stiff neck, and semi productive cough with green phlegm and white froth. What should I do?

I have a severe headache, earaches, sore throat, stiff neck, and semi productive cough with green phlegm and white froth. What should I do?

You need to be seen.: The symptoms you describe make me want you to be seen in person. Better safe than sorry. You might have a virus, but it could be more serious. Please go to your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic right away. ...Read more

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I have chesty cough with a slight bit of phlegm, wheezing also?

I have chesty cough with a slight bit of phlegm, wheezing also?

Bronchitis and spasm: You are likely describing an infectious process such as acute bronchitis described as a productive cough now cause acute bronchospasm or constriction of the airways causing wheezing. Your wheezing will likely improve with treatment of infectious process though if persists you will benefit from an evaluation for asthma vs copd. ...Read more

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I cough (chesty cough) when im feeling cold or in very cold environment. I smoke. No sputum/phlegm but a bit of wheezing?

I cough (chesty cough) when im feeling cold or in very cold environment. I smoke. No sputum/phlegm but a bit of wheezing?

Asthma: Patients with asthma often find that their symptoms of wheezing and/or coughing will be worse in cold air or if they have a cold. Certainly the smoking may also make you more sensitive to irritants or allergens which can trigger symptoms. Stopping smoking and getting on the correct medication will make it easier to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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My 1 year old son always gets phlegm on his chest where you can hear it he's always getting a chesty cough why and his to prevent it?

My 1 year old son always gets phlegm on his chest where you can hear it he's always getting a chesty cough why and his to prevent it?

Cough: His cough may be due to a post nasal drip and because he has a short airway his cough sounds like it's comes from his chest. Use saline nose drops, and a vaporizer.At night have him sleep on several pillows ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

Productive cough is a symptom in which a person feels there is mucus coming up from his chest when he coughs. Sometimes, a person mistakenly believes the mucus is coming from the chest when it is actually dripping down from the nose and throat. True mucus or phlegm (infected mucousy material) can be ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more