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Coughing Up Green Phlegm In Morning
Wake up and cough up light brownish phlegm, after that normal green. have a stuffy nose. why the brownish color in the morning?
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
43,coughing>5wks in morning/night,after antibiotic phlegm change from green 2 clear but still thick&feel chest congested&tightnessOf breath.cough wors?
Get in!: If you are having chest tightness and difficulty breathing, you need to get in to be seen. This could be something serious like a pneumonia, bad asthma, a heart problem or something else. Please get in right away and have this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello,I have sore raised red areas on roof of mouth, sore throat, a Cough more so morning & night, green phlegm. but no fever or anything else?
Upper Respiratory: All of those are symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. Generally speaking this is viral and is treated with OTC medications for symptoms. If it persists past 10 days, you develop a fever over 101 or become short of breath then there may be involvement of your lungs. This usually clears on its own in 7-10 days. ...Read more
Stomach severely upset past 2 days, dry cough and coughed up like little chuncks of green flem this morning? What could it be? Im 19
I have a dry cough in the morning some green flem then dry cough during the day. My throat hurts a little and feels like something there infection?
I have the flu and cough up green phlem in the morning.Feels like its running down back of throat. Is this something to worry about. ?
Possibilities...: The flu is due to a viral infection and it will run it's course without treatment. But, signs of a possible bacterial infection that may need antibiotics include fever, sputum that was clear or white and is now green, breathing difficulties, worsening cough, etc. If you are having these symptoms, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Had the flu 3 weeks ago, lasted just over a week and since then have had a cough. Just recently I have been coughing up green phlegm. Is that bad?
Not necessarily: If you are feeling well otherwise this may simply be your body clearing out material from the inflammation. If, however, you have trouble breathing, fever, chest pain, or other symptoms, go and see a doctor asap. Good luck. ...Read more
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