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Cough Up Green
Needs adequate follo: U r a 62 y/o female w/ several conditions probably requiring chronic medications. u do not mention anything about shortness of breath, chest pain, fevers or any other related pulmonary symptoms. I would want the answer to these questions but at least you would require an exam by your doctor as well as some labs and probably a chest xr. also would want to know if others in your house smokes. ...Read more
Chronic bronchitis: Smokers are more likely to cough at night and first thing in the morning because the smoke damages the lungs ability to clean itself so mucus sits during periods of inactivity, becomes discolored, and then is coughed out. If the green mucus is recent consider viral illness or pneumonia. ...Read more
I constantly cough up green phlegm which I never use to do. I recently been sick & have finished antibiotics but feeling better now?
I have had a cough for 6 mnths.I cough up green mucus. It developed while in the hospital for the adnovirius. What can I do?I have used an inhalur.
Bronchitis: Sounds like you have bronchitis...the green sputum generally indicates infection with Pneumococcus the. germ that sometimes needs antibiotics HOWEVER since you were hospitalized a CULTURE of your sputum is absolutely necessary since you were exposed to a number of germs NOT necessarily in the "Community" See your doctor! Hope this helps Dr Z ...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?
Started with 38.2 fever for a day. Then fever went down, started getting cough and blocked up now fever gone but coughing up green/grey chunks only in?
Bronchitis: hello~ sounds like the typical upper respiratory tract infection and bronchitis. This does not necessary mean you need antibiotic BUT please go and see Dr in RT so you can be evaluated for pneumonia and if no PNA then steam treatments to clear upper respiratory tract, ANY cough med if you desire, and close follow up to see u dont get PNA thanks ...Read more
I am coughing up green mucus. Is that a sign of an infection? I had a dry cough about a week ago after shoveling snow.
Have histoplasmosis and have a barking cough coughing up green mucous and red tinted mucous.Had bronchoscopy 4 days ago?
Call doctor: Best to call your doctor who did the bronchoscopy four days ago. They need to be made aware that you're having green mucus, and blood tinged sputum. They will be able to better assist you in providing treatment plan, or follow-up to return to the office. You may need to be placed on medications. Plus this needs to be documented in your chart. ...Read more
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