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Nasal cold w/ low fevers now in chest. Green mucous in cough, feeling of low O2 w/ breath.Dark pink and white nails.Bubbling deep in breath.Any ideas?

Nasal cold w/ low fevers now in chest. Green mucous in cough, feeling of low O2 w/ breath.Dark pink and white nails.Bubbling deep in breath.Any ideas?

Bronchitis: An infection like Sinusitis, Bronchitis or Pneumonia could cause your symptoms. Please get evaluated by your doctor if you feel your oxygen is low. In fact this finding is grounds for getting checked at an Urgent Care/Emergency Room ...Read more

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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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I've had a cold for about 5 days with as cough & mucus. In the morning the mucus is dark green & the cough is NT getting any better. Should I go in?

I've had a cold for about 5 days with as cough & mucus. In the morning the mucus is dark green & the cough is NT getting any better. Should I go in?

Cough + cold symptom: It would be difficult to determine what is causing this without being seen. Green mucus can occur in the morning naturally as a cold is resolving and does not necessarily mean there is an infection. If you have a fever or the symptoms last longer then 10 days then you should see your doctor. You can try saline nasal spray and mucinex to loosen the secretions if there is no fever. ...Read more

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My chest and back hurts when i cough due to chest congestion . Does this warrant a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia . Dark green mucus.?

My  chest and back hurts  when  i  cough due to chest congestion .  Does this warrant a chest X-ray  to rule out pneumonia .  Dark green mucus.?

Maybe: It warrants an evaluation by a physician as these symptoms are consistent with pneumonia but not specific to it. Whether a chest xray is needed depends on additional info, other symptoms, fever, physical exam findings etc. ...Read more

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When I cough, I cough up mucous that is dark almost black. What does this mean?

Check Environment : Most common cause of gray or black mucus is dirt and dust smoking marijuana can also cause black mucus or phlegm. Coal miners, can have black mucus. Exposure to beryllium may give black mucus chronic sinusitis and pneumonia associated with mucormycosis and aspergillosis infections ( fungal). ...Read more

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Im a severe asthmatic and I have a terrible cough and coughing up thick green mucous?

Im a severe asthmatic and I have a terrible cough and coughing up thick green mucous?

See below: Depending on other factors not mentioned in you note like duration of symptoms, severity of symptoms, breathing difficulty, fevers, and other systemic signs, you may need to see you physician. If any breathing difficulty at all acutely, seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Have histoplasmosis and have a barking cough coughing up green mucous and red tinted mucous.Had bronchoscopy 4 days ago?

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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Cough that produces green mucous. Coughing for much of the day basically every 2 full breaths.Been 4 days.Causes shortness of breathe and no fever

Cough that produces green mucous. Coughing for much of the day basically every 2 full breaths.Been 4 days.Causes shortness of breathe and no fever

Evaluate: A productive cough with shortness of breath should be evaluated quickly. The symptoms are worrisome for pneumonia/bronchitis. Your parents should take you to the doctor as soon as possible ...Read more

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HI I have had a persistent cough for a long time now and often cough mucous up which is blood stained or contains yellow 'lumps'. this evening i coughed some blood stained mucous with green 'lumps' in?

HI I have had a persistent cough for a long time now and often cough mucous up which is blood stained or contains yellow 'lumps'. this evening i coughed some blood stained mucous with green 'lumps' in?

Bronchitis: When you cough repeatedly and forcefully you may get blood tinged sputum. You need Antibiotic. Please call us on Health Tap Prime for live consult. we can help you. And depending upon previous treatment and other conditions you may also need Xray etc. ...Read more

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When i got my 6 month old back from his dad he has green seedy mucous in poop has had a fever still has cough nothing coming up was there for 2 days?

When i got my 6 month old  back from his dad he has green seedy mucous in poop has had a fever still has cough nothing coming up was there for 2 days?

Probabely URI: Since the baby has fever and cough,I will advice to have the baby checked,The green poopwith normal stools is nothing to worry about He may have contacted Upper Respiratory infection and it is better you have him checked ...Read more

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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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