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Coughing Up Dark Green Phlegm
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
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Weak, tired, wheezing, coughing up phlegm, dark green sometimes grey, sinus pain, also asthmatic. Very short of breath. Worried. What do I have?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Went to doc on Sat diagnosed me with flu, no tests given. I was given Tamiflu but my cough is getting worse and the phlegm is very dark green. ?
Given steroids and antibiotics 2 weeks ago, finished both still congested with dark green phlegm/cough. Can't take decongestants. What can I do?
Cough: Dark phlegm: This sounds like bronchitis or a cold or pneumonia. Sometimes when we cough a lot of violently we break small blood vessels and blood can get on or into the mucous. As long as you are not freely bleeding this is considered routine and normal. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I had green phlegm for about 3 weeks with a cough and phlegm is no longer green is it necessary to still seek medical attention?
Maybe not: If u r feeling better and less sick, no temperature u may have had a viral infection and ur body has won. If u continue 2 improve u may b ok. But any worsening of ur cough or u have a color change again b cn. That would b what i personally would do. 4 peace of mind u should c u r pcp? ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I'm a teenager Coughing for over a month now with green phlegm and also finished a bottle of cough syrup but to no avail?
I have a cough that produces green phlegm and when i lay on either side i hear like a whistling noise what is it?
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