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Cough Green Phlegm No Fever
Congestion.: In general this could represent allergies or infection, the latter usually being related to the throat, sinuses or lungs. An evaluation by a physician would be wise, as treatment may be necessary, or at least helpful. ...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
No fever, nasal congestin subsiding, thick green phlegm coighing up, pain in back of neck by glands, no fever, rattle cough?
Congestion: Green phlegm does not always mean an acute bacterial infection, i.e. the type in which you need antibiotics. Often smoldering viral infections end in this way. However, if it persists, recurs after symptoms are almost gone, or you begin developing a fever then definitely have it checked. In the meantime, treat the symptoms. ...Read more
What should I do for a strong congested cough with lots of phlegm sometimes green and yellow. Post nasal drip non stop. Worse at night no fever?
Depends: If the symptoms outlined have been going on for longer than 10-14 days, then this could be consistent with a sinus infection and likely benefit from antibiotics. If symptom duration is less than 10 days, then rest, fluids, chicken soup, etc until the illness runs its course. ...Read more
3yo poop was white (very3x light green). She has a little fever, cough with phlegm, threw up a few times, don't have appetite. Should I concern??
Evaluation: She should see her doctor to be evaluated to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Headache, fever, aches and pains all over. Fatigue, very painful chest with cough. Loads of phlegm being coughed up, yellow/green in colour.?
Pneumonia: Sounds like you have serious chest infection. See your doctor asap before your condition deteriorates any further. ...Read more
I’ve had a fever and a productive cough now for 5 days. Negative for flu and chest X-ray normal. Pinkish and green phlegm. Finished zpack with no change in symptoms. What could this be and what tests should I ask for next?
If you are still producing sputum, please see your PCP for a sputum culture, screening for Strep and other bacterial causes. If there is a prolonged viral illness, inflammatory changes may occur in the airway, and the need for an anti inflammatory drug can be evaluated.
A virtual appointment may be helpful to you and your PCP. Your medical record and chest Radiograph result may be uploaded. ...Read more
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
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?
Wet cough, stuffy nose for 2 months (thick green/white phlegm). Don't smoke, no fever, no allergie, blood test ok, xray ok, no sinus inf.
See a doctor: It sounds like you have seen doctors. How you can be sure you do not have an allergy is beyond me. Suggest that you try nasal saline rinses twice a day with a neti-pot (see your pharmacist), and perhaps combine that with a nasal steroid spray. If you are a smoker or around second hand smoke, stop. The material you bring up needs to be examined, and you need a face to face with a caring doctor. ...Read more
I have had green phlegm and nasal discharge for four weeks no fever or cough. Just irritated bowel. Went to Cancun six weeks ago. I also have RA and L?
I would suggest an evaluation, and a virtual inbox consult may be useful to you and your doctor. You may need a course of antibiotics for sinusitis.
Nasal saline rinses may help to relieve symptoms. Since you have RA, you may be taking immunosuppressant medications and I would suggest an evaluation. ...Read more
3 days feels like a lot of phlegm in my throat. Some times I cough up a green/brown color phlegm. I don't feel sick no fever. Some chest pains w/cough?
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!
Woke up with slight sore throat. No fever or other symptoms. Sore throat for 1 day. Dry cough. Tight chest. This morning coughed up lime green phlegm.
Give it time: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory tract infection. Give it a few days. If you continue to worsen past 4 or 5 days of symptoms, then you may need an antibiotic. Of course, if you have any trouble breathing, you should get to the doc right away. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
I've had this bad cough and high fever lately, I get hot flashes a lot and am lightheaded. I'm 32 weeks pregnant and having green phlegm in my throat?
Hello, I have sore raised red areas on roof of mouth, sore throat, a Cough more so morning & night, green phlegm. But no fever or anything else?
Upper Respiratory: All of those are symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. Generally speaking this is viral and is treated with OTC medications for symptoms. If it persists past 10 days, you develop a fever over 101 or become short of breath then there may be involvement of your lungs. This usually clears on its own in 7-10 days. ...Read more
Deep cough, green phlegm, nasal congestion and sore throat. My body aches but I don't have a fever. How long should I wait to see my pcp?
Sinusitis?: You may be dealing with a sinus infection. If you are not improving, you should notify your pcp. You may need antibiotics. The aching without fever often goes with sinus infection. In the meantime, you can try rinsing your sinuses with sterile water and premix packets of neti pot. Feel better soon! ...Read more
Sore throat, dry cough, headache, fever/sweats or trembling chills. Short of breath, Coughing up thick green phlegm in the morning, general malaise.?
Sinus congestion and pain, pain left ear, slight fever, post nasal drip, cough, headache, chest and back pain, lost voice, sore throat, green phlegm?
Viral infection: Probably an old fashioned cold that you should treat with over the counter cold meds for 3-5 days. If no improvement, see your doctor! ...Read more
Day 1&2 sore throat cough, nasal drainage day 3, 4, 5 everything above + green phlegm day 6 everything+ muscle pain, no fever or swollen glands at all?
See below: Still likely viral illness, however, if sore throat is persisting, get checked for strep. Green mucous simply means that the body is reacting to an infection and the white blood cells are releasing an enzyme into the mucous to kill off the infection, which also turns the mucous green. It is non-specific and most often viral. Also, 98% of all sinusitis is viral. ...Read more
Had the flu 3 weeks ago, lasted just over a week and since then have had a cough. Just recently I have been coughing up green phlegm. Is that bad?
Went to doc on Sat diagnosed me with flu, no tests given. I was given Tamiflu (oseltamivir) but my cough is getting worse and the phlegm is very dark green.?
Cold/Flu 2mo ago & heavy cough hasn't gone away. Dr. Put me on meds and it didn't help. Green phlegm, throat irritat. Cough til I get red. Xray ok?
Cough: Xray ok means was it normal or getting chest xray us ok? I guess snyibiotic trial at this point should be appropriate if you have tried over the counter medications. ...Read more
Hi, just before Christmas I had the flu. This more or less went away but then I developed a cough which lasted a few weeks. I was bringing up green/yellow phlegm. Seen doctor twice who said it's viral. Lungs sounded good and was prescribed cough suppressant.
What is your?: Thanks for all the information but what is your question? ...Read more
Very sore throat. Slightly inflamed. Thick green mucus and congestion. Productive cough. High fevers. Began with fever and sore throat.
Stuffy runny nose no fever sneezing with somewhat productive cough that burns chest when coughing mucus is green yellow and white?
A bacterial infection.
Check with your lung doc and ask about the need of antimicrobials.
Good luck and all the best. ...Read more
I have a really bad cough, every morning I cough up a bunch of yellow/green flem, my chest hurts, and my throat hurts. No fever. What could this be?
Your symptoms could be due to a variety of causes. Much depends on the details you can provide such as duration, severity, aggravating/alleviating factors. Your symptoms could be due to a cold, sinus infection, allergy, acid reflux, tonsillitis, etc. If your symptoms persist beyond 5-7 days, see your doctor so they can prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Bloody phlegm: Call your doctor today as these symptoms can be a serious illness. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: with phlegm or mucus). The following also describes me: Fever. What should I do?
Fever and Cough: Fever and productive cough will suggest that you have a respiratory infection. It may be an upper respiratory infection like influenza or another virus.It can also be lower respiratory infection like Bronchitis or Pnumonia. You can take Tylenol for fever and over the counter cough med. And make an apponintment to have it checked by your Primary Care Doctor ...Read more
I have a cough that already lasted for two weeks. But I don't have a fever. On one day, I felt like something is on my chest or a phlegm on my chest.?
Mgt: You may be experiencing bronchoconstriction from your description. I would suggest lung function testing and an evaluation with your physician. ...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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