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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?

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

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 had flem in my cjest?

Sometimes happens: Not sure this means much unless it is accompanied by other signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What does green flem mean?

What does green flem mean?

Usually infection: Yellow or green mucous usually indicates an infection, either viral or bacterial. ...Read more

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Wake up with brown phlegm ?

Phlegm: The color doesn't always mean its a bacterial infection. Can still be a viral infection and when mucous sits in any orifice in the body for a prolonged period of time, it can change color. ...Read more

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What helps to remove phlegm?

What helps to remove phlegm?

Yes: Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) along with avoiding dairy and perhaps going gluten free. Try this for 3 weeks and see how you do. ...Read more

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What does black phlegm mean?

Question: Are you a smoker? Do you work or live in a dusty or dirty environment . Might this be old blood. Take an early morning sample in a clean cup to your doc. ...Read more

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What does green phlegm means?

What does green phlegm means?

Green phlegm: Phlegm can vary in color and character. Yellow, green, rust colored, or a combination of colors can be indicative of a bacterial infection, but not always. ...Read more

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What causes excessive phlegm?

What causes excessive phlegm?

Phlegm: Phlegm is the response to an irritant, allergen or inflammatory response which affects the mucus membranes of the nose, throat, lungs and sinuses resulting in the over production of mucus. ...Read more

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Why does my phlegm taste salty?

Salty phlegm: Hello, your salty tasting phlegm is normal. ...Read more

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Food to avoid when having phlegm?

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