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Two weeks i had post nasal drip all day. Then felt dizzy and weak tired chest hurt i developed cough w yellow sputum still feel tired out of breath?

Two weeks i had post nasal drip all day.  Then felt dizzy and weak tired chest hurt  i developed cough w yellow sputum  still feel tired out of breath?

Evaluation: This presentation could be allergies, asthma, an upperrespiratory infection or any combination of the above.I suggest a thorough medical and allergic workup and lung testing. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Sore throat and severe coughing of yellow sputum?

Infection: A cough that is productive of discolored sputum is consistent with a lower respiratory infection like pneumonia or bronchitis. Alternatively, significant postnasal drip of mucus can be coughed up. A physician can assess the need for antibiotics and whether a chest x-ray would be helpful. ...Read more

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Sore throat and severe coughing of yellow sputum. What OTC is good for this?

Sore throat and severe coughing of yellow sputum. What OTC is good for this?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM : If you have a fever, you should call your md. If you smoke, you need to stop. Drink lots of fluid. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to break up mucus. Tea with honeyh and lemon will help your throat. ...Read more

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My is coughing with yellow sputum for 10dys. Last 2dys no sputum, she's coughing less but sweating. No fever all time. Is it pneumonia, bronchitis or?

My is coughing with yellow sputum for 10dys. Last 2dys no sputum, she's coughing less but sweating. No fever all time. Is it pneumonia, bronchitis or?

Pneumonia: Several considerations are possible given symptoms of fever, cough and yellow sputum production, but pneumonia (PNA) should be strongly considered in a 65YO person with these persistent symptoms. If you are a smoker your risk for PNA and acute on chronic bronchitis increases. If you have a lot of sinus congestion then sinusitis may also be considered as a cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dry cough now with yellow sputum. Nausea on and off, feeling warm all over, no fever. Jittery, loss of appetite. Running nose at times & sweaty palms

Dry cough now with yellow sputum. Nausea on and off, feeling warm all over, no fever. Jittery, loss of appetite. Running nose at times & sweaty palms

Mgt: You may have influenza infection or another viral illness. Please monitor your temperature, drink fluids and if you don' t improve your PCP can evaluate you for pneumonia. If you are experiencing shortness of breath, please see the ED. ...Read more

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Do i need to go back to dr? Last week i finished z-pak for pneumonia. It worked! but now, a week later, I have mild coughing with white-yellow sputum

Do i need to go back to dr? Last week i finished z-pak for pneumonia. It worked! but now, a week later, I have mild coughing with white-yellow sputum

Possibilities....: Sometimes after an airway or lung infection, bronchospasm and/or airway inflammation can occur as the infection is resolving, resulting in continued coughing. The treatment for this includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers which need to be prescribed by your doctor. Another possibility is that the infection itself is still resolving. If the cough persists or worsens over time, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Got flu shot 3 days ago & have been sick since; temp.101, headache, chest pain, congestion, tightness & now started coughing & expelling some yellow sputum. Is this normal? Should I be worried? I feel absolutely awful.

Got flu shot 3 days ago & have been sick since; temp.101, headache, chest pain, congestion, tightness & now started coughing & expelling some yellow sputum. Is this normal? Should I be worried? I feel absolutely awful.

Yes and no: There is no active virus in the vaccine but in some people it "stimulates" a memory and they can develop serious flu like symptoms. On occasion people with allergies to egg protein etc can have a reaction but it sounds to me like the former. Another possibility is a coincidental viral infection but in my experience it is the "memory" explanation that often explains best this phenomenon. ...Read more

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Had a fever for a day between 100 and 102.4. Coughing. Throwing up. 120 pulse resting. On a zpac. Second dose is tonight. Coughing yellow/green sputum?

Had a fever for a day between 100 and 102.4. Coughing. Throwing up. 120 pulse resting. On a zpac. Second dose is tonight. Coughing yellow/green sputum?

Stay the course: Sounds like you may have a respiratory infection. Many of these are caused by viruses but occasionally caused by bacterial infections. Continue your Zpak, get plenty of rest, drinks fluids, take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever, cough medicine with an expectorant, to help get the yellow green gunk out. Stop the Benadryl,. If no better in another day, contact your doctor for additional recommendations ...Read more

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On pen vk 1000mg bid since thurs for strep and sunusitis. Now cough with chunky yellow-green sputum. Need recheck?

On pen vk 1000mg bid since thurs for strep and sunusitis. Now cough with chunky yellow-green sputum. Need recheck?

Other bacteria: If you know that you have strep and are on an adequate dose of penicillin, then one of two possibilities exist. 1.) you have a viral infection and the antibiotic is not helpful and 2.) there are other bacteria in your respiratory tract that are not sensitive to penicillin. Get a throat culture and determine what bacteria, if any, are present and a sensitivity to determine the correct antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Layne Gentry
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Sputum (Definition)

Sputum is mucus that comes up from the lungs and can be ...Read more