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Coughing Up Green Mucus With Blood
Bronchitis???: Sometimes we become very concerned when the color of our mucus changes. Green and bloody always trigger the biggest response. Chances are that you have a bronchitis. This is the most common cause of bleeding. If it gets copious, you need to go to the er. However chances are that it will just go away after the virus has been fought off... Take symptomatic over-counter medication. ...Read more
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
I've been having chest, upper back, and throat pain. On occasions I've coughed up green mucus with blood as well as when I blow my nose.?
See your doctor.: You may well have a serious lung infection especially coughing up blood. The green mucous is concerning for some type of serious infection. See your doc and if you smoke try to stop. ...Read more
For the past year and a half I have been coughing up green mucus plugs, usually with blood in them, on and off. What could be the cause?
I must admit I do not have a ready answer. That said you have two choices:
1: Have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
2: Contact your primary doctor while she/he is still at work.
Please let me know what develops - hope all goes OK. ...Read more
Infection: Depends on how long this has been going on. If it is just recent, it may be a viral infection and a superimposed bacterial sinus or bronchial infection if it has been more than a week. See your doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more
I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.
Allergic cough??: You don't mention any fever or production of a lot of mucus or people nearby you (family, coworkers) being ill. That makes me think you might have a cough brought on by a post-nasal drip irritating the back of your throat and making you have a dry hacking, non-productive cough. If you have thickly feeling just a second or so before cough easily treated without antibiotics. (Benzonatate 200 q8h) ...Read more
Been having a cold for 5 days. When I sneeze, there's yellow-green mucus with blood. Also, left side is always blocked. Should I be concerned?
Everytime I blow my nose I get fair bit of blood mixed in with green mucus going on two weeks not sure what it could be could it be anything serious?
Sinus infection: You probably have sinusitis. If you are a non-smoker then it is likely viral and you just have to wait for your body to clear the infection. If you have pain in your face and teeth, fever over 101 or you feel it is getting worse then see your doctor. You may need an antibiotic for a bacterial sinus infection. In the meantime, use a nasal saline spray and OTC cold remedy such as Dayquil. ...Read more
I have a very stuffy nose with green mucus but also when I blow my nose there is a bit of blood in it what could this be?
Sinus Infection: Antibiotics needed. See your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
My nose is congested and when I blow my nose there's green mucus and recently there was some blood, I don't have a fever and I feel fine. What is this
Lousy all day. Weak. Also blood in mucus in morning when I wake up. Green mucus also when I wake up. Bad smell lingers in nose. Headaches occasionally?
Sinus infection?: It sounds like you may be suffering from a sinus infection. Make sure to check with your doctor about this. You may need antibiotics, depending on how long you've been suffering. You can try rinsing your sinuses using a neti pot (buy from the pharmacy) with sterile water and salt packets, to see if this helps. ...Read more
Can a person have a sinus infection and not really know it? I don't have running nose, but stuffy in morning with some blood and green mucus sometimes
Sinusitis?: Without knowing exactly where the blood and green mucous is emanating from it is impossible to know if you have sinusitis. This is generally clinical diagnosis made by nasality of speech, pain and swelling over the sinuses, congestion and purulent nasal discharge. There may be headache, fever and redness, but to be sure where this is coming from see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain in right eyebrow. Very green mucus from nose and throat. Ear pain. Mucus leaks from my nose and has a lot of blood.
Hi there, I have a really chesty cough and really weak...Coughing up green mucus...Had this for over a week...Please help! Thanks?
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.
My family has dry cough &sinus stuffed up but I'm wheezing and coughing up green mucus & feel weak & tired what could be wrong can't afford to go dr?
Wheezing/Cough: Feeling weak and tired with coughing up green mucus is concerning for infection, somewhere. Wheezing would suggest the lungs. Could be asthma exacerbation, bronchitis. Could also be a sinus infection since the nose/sinuses are "stuffed up." most often for infections of the sinuses or the lungs or airway, you might need antibiotics. Try a nurse practitioner, they can diagnose &treat for less $. ...Read more
I have a bad cough and am nauseous and sometimes dizzy. Its hard to breathe. Coughing up green mucus. Chills. Could I have pneumonia?
Cough: Yes you could but could also be a viral illness. Would stay hydrated and take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for aches. If this is viral, it should be getting better in a 3-5 day period. If symptoms progress to include fever unresponsive to otc medications/ nausea-vomiting-diarrhea causing dehydration then you need to see a physician. ...Read more
Will Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help with my cough and sore throat, I am coughing up Green Mucus?
I am coughing up green mucus I have a cough my chest hurts when I cough I also have a small blister on the roof of my mouth my throat don't hurt.
Cough: Most likely viral syndrome, fluids, rest; see dr. If notice improved in a couple of days. ...Read more
Cough, gurggling/labored breathing, coughing up green mucus, started 5/11 with runny nose, sore throat, fever 2 days later, on levoquin+albuterol 5days?
URI: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection or acute bronchitis serious enough for antibiotics. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is good choice both for bacterial URI and/or sinusitis. Also get OTC expectorant/mucolytic for the productive cough. I recommend Robitussin PE or any combo of guafenesin and decongestant. ...Read more
Possibilities...: If this has been going on for 3 weeks or longer, it is likely chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. If it has been going on for less than that, it is likely acute bronchitis. Your doctor needs to evaluate you so treatment can be initiated. If you smoke, you need to quit immediately and your doctor can also help with this goal. ...Read more
Chronic bronchitis..: This could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It occurs mostly in smokers and is not due to infection. You would need to be seen by your doctor and have pulmonary function tests to diagnose this entity. There is no cure but there are treatments available. The most important step to slow disease progression is smoking cessation and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more
I started having a cough, I decided not to take anything and just let it runs it's course. How long should this last. No green mucus?
I get colds easily. Instantly, I'm producing green mucus which lasts for over a week, this is accompanied by a chesty cough. Anything to worry about?
Possibly: The green mucous can indicate an infection but not always. See a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Every year around this time I get these symptoms of a cold but I don't feel sick. I get this dry cough with this green mucus. What does this mean?
For about a week I have what seems like dry cough during day & in the mornings I have more cough with thick green mucus. Why? Dr only says it is viral
Needs Eval...: Possible etiologies for your symptoms include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these diagnoses. The most important thing for you to do is to quit smoking today! See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment since all of these possibilities have different treatments. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...Read more