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Cough with thick green phlegm. No fever. Family history of hodgekins lymphoma.

Cough with thick green phlegm. No fever. Family history of hodgekins lymphoma.

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

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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No fever, nasal congestin subsiding, thick green phlegm coighing up, pain in back of neck by glands, no fever, rattle cough?

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

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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

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Headache, fever, aches and pains all over. Fatigue, very painful chest with cough. Loads of phlegm being coughed up, yellow/green in colour.?

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

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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?

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?

Mgt: 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

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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 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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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.

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

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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 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?

Mgt: 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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

See a doctor: If you have a cough and fever you need to be seen to make sure you don't have pneumonia or a sinus infection or other condition that requires antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Sinus congestion and pain, pain left ear, slight fever, post nasal drip, cough, headache, chest and back pain, lost voice, sore throat, green phlegm?

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

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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?

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

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I have been coughing green phlegm for two months now and I also have a cough and flu?

I have been coughing green phlegm for two months now and I also have a cough and flu?

Green: phlegm may mean you have a tracheobronchitis which is often due to PNEUMOCOCCUS a BACTERIA which may appear green in mucous!

You may need a short course of antibiotics at this point!

Call your PCP (Primary Care Provider) as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not necessarily: If you are feeling well otherwise this may simply be your body clearing out material from the inflammation. If, however, you have trouble breathing, fever, chest pain, or other symptoms, go and see a doctor asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Phlegm: Phlegm can be different colors throughout the day and is usually darkest (yellowish green) in the morning. Since your cough is getting worse, you may have pneumonia or sinus infection and may need another trip to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Stuffy runny nose no fever sneezing with somewhat productive cough that burns chest when coughing mucus is green yellow and white?

Stuffy runny nose no fever sneezing with somewhat productive cough that burns chest when coughing mucus is green yellow and white?

Sounds like: A bacterial infection.

Check with your lung doc and ask about the need of antimicrobials.

Good luck and all the best. ...Read more

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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?

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?

URI: Hello,
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

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I am experiencing cough (quality: with phlegm or mucus). The following also describes me: Fever. What should I do?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more