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Coughing Up Dark Green
My husband has a had a wet cough for about a week.. No previous cold or flu. He's now coughing up very dark green phlegm. What could be the cause?
Infection: Viral infections are common and usually go away in time. When the symptoms persist and the color of mucus changes form clear/yellow to dark green/brown, etc. It could signify the condition is caused by a bacterial infection and your husband may need to see a dr. For definitive diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have given up smoking and now have a really bad chest? Coughing up very dark green stuff all week. It seems looser today.My chest has felt tight.
Weak, tired, wheezing, coughing up phlegm, dark green sometimes grey, sinus pain, also asthmatic. Very short of breath. Worried. What do I have?
Possibly bronchitis: So see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I've had a cough for over a month now maybe since the first week of January and also coughing up a thick dark green phlegm with dark bits in it.
I have sharp chest pain each time I cough, plus I bring up dark green mucas. I have a constant headache and all my muscles hurt?
My nose/ chest is very congested and i'm coughing up very thick, dark green (olive colored) mucous?
Possible infection: You may have a strep infection. Check with your doctor for culture and sensitivity or an empirical trial of antibiotics if after physical exam the doctor thinks you are infected. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
I woke up a had a loose cough which was green tinted with dark colored blood... Will Claritin (loratadine) help this or do I have something more?
I've been taking vasican bromhexine for my cough n phlegm n also on antibiotics but i'm still coughing n my phlegm is dark green. Plse help! thanks!
Productive cough: The purpose of a cough is to clear unwanted material from your respiratory tract. The material you are taking is a substance designed to liquify the mucous and aid in the clearing of secretions but will not stop you from coughing. If it is keeping you awake you might try something with dextromethorphan in it. Check with your friendly pharmacist. They will have suggestions. ...Read more
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