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Color Of Flem
I have a fever 100 to 103 and a bad ear ache and feel deaf in that same ear and a bad couch with nasty tasting and dark yellowish color thick flem che?
SEE MD ASAP: Your are describing a significant upper respiratory infection, the source of which cannot be evaluated over the internet. Ear infection that is causing deafness needs immediate attention. You clearly have a fever and may be causing dehydration that exacerbates all other symptoms. Whether it is of viral or bacterial origin it must be decided by an immediate visit to an md, ent, lung specialist. ...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
Eat what you wish: Reading the internet, you'd get the idea that diet choices have a tremendous power to affect our day-to-day illnesses and recovery. They don't. Drink plenty of water, maintain your usual sensible diet, and if your chest infection seems to hang on for more than two weeks, get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more