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Coughing Up Green Stuff
Needs adequate follo: U r a 62 y/o female w/ several conditions probably requiring chronic medications. U do not mention anything about shortness of breath, chest pain, fevers or any other related pulmonary symptoms. I would want the answer to these questions but at least you would require an exam by your doctor as well as some labs and probably a chest xr. Also would want to know if others in your house smokes. ...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
Really bad cough, wheezing am on cough medicine and antibiotics and steriod inhaler. I'm coughing up green stuff could be pneumonia?
Go to your doctor: If you are having respiratory infection and wheezing, both have to be treated appropriately. Pneumonia is a diagnosis by xr, with a clinical presumptive diagnosis. You have to be diagnosed fully and treated fully, so go back to your doctor as you probably need more treatment than you currently have. ...Read more
I have had a really sore throat & cough for 4 days. I feel fine except a bit tired from not sleeping due to my throat. I coughed up green stuff today?
Why is it that I've been coughing up green stuff, but I noticed about an hour ago I little blood? I'm a little worried
When I go to bed every night my thorat starts to hurt then when I wake up in the morning im coughing up green stuff im fine by the middle of the day?
Open Mouth +/-Reflux: It sounds like you may be mouth breathing during the night. Mucus flow slows when we are sleeping. This combined with open mouth will cause dehydration, color change and thickening of mucus, dry mouth, sore throat. You may also have "silent reflux" that irritates your throat and causes mucus production when you lay down. ...Read more
Its been a week and ive been coughing up green stuff that has turned into chunks any ideas!? It has gotten worse each day.
Be examined: To see if you have chest problems and need an XR and medication. All the best. ...Read more
Acute bronchitis.: This does sound consistent with acute bronchitis, with that pleuritic type chest pain and productive cough. Are you being treated? 95% of the time acute bronchitis is viral, but steroids usually help eradicate the infection quickly. Sometimes antibiotics are needed. If this has been going on for more than a few days, seek treatment. ...Read more
I've been coughing up green stuff for 5 days now. Mostly in am. Tired & allergies. What could it be?
Green phlegm is c/w: Bacterial bronchitis/pneumonia (difference is only the degree of purulent secretions in airways/alveoli of lungs). Green=enzymes within WBCs which have ingested bacteria; killing/digesting them as food. Bronchospasm (asthma) inhibits clearing the infected mucous: http://goo. Gl/IXDw19. Warm humidification (eg. Https://www. Mypurmist. Com) & antibiotics are routinely best, NOT cough suppressants. ...Read more
I am coughing up green lumpy stuff. I have a RA and see pulmonologist for issue I have some nodules and cough up infection everyday but caught flu?
Influenza: Hopefully you're immunized yearly with flu vaccine. If you become ill and suspect influenza you should be tested and treated with an antiviral. If you have pulmonary nodules from RA and were previously asymptomatic and now coughing up exudate it would be wise to go back and see your pulmonologist. Ra and its treatments makes you immune suppressed and at risk of very severe infections. Go now. ...Read more
Every time I sleep with a fan on (cold air) or sleep with my hair wet I get sick and start coughing. Now I'm coughing up green thick stuff, what is it?
It is time....: To get examined and close your computer. Get checked for infection and or allergies. ...Read more
Feeling under the weather have been having pain in the diaphragm area sharp and with tightness also coughing up neon green stuff?
See Doctor: With pain and a green production, you should see a doctor for an evaluation and assessment to check for a possible respiratory infection. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi, I have been sick with a really bad flu for over a week am now coughing up yucky green stuff and chest is sore am I able to get a prescription?
Get examined: TO see if you are likely to have a bacterial chest infection - in which case antibiotics may be helpful. And to exclude other possibilities such as asthma or sinus trouble which may need medication but not necessarily antibiotics. Otherwise if examining well may be viral in which case your system will likely fight back on its own and there won't be specific treatment. All the best. ...Read more
I have lost my voice and this morning I coughed up some hard green stuff. I try and cough anything else up but nothing. What should I do?
Stop "trying": You will cough when something is in the right place to bring it up. Forced attempts at cough can cause pain and small bleeding. Try using a vaporizer (steam best if no risk of burns to small kids / yourself) to moisturize air and loosen mucus (=green stuff) as well as help your vocal cords. See your dr if not improving in 2-3 days. ...Read more
I cough up brownish green solid stuff. My fix says I have asthma. Is this normal? It's the consistency of semi dried wood filler. Please help
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.
Cough: It is posssible you hve an infection in your lungs. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I've been having this coughing fits for a couple days now and it's feels like something is in my chest when try to cough some green yellowish stuff?
My 2 yr old is stuffy with think green stuff, woke up today with hives, getting worse now, and has a dry cough when I laid him down for bed.
Needs to be seen: Please take him to the pediatrician, he needs to be examined and probably will need prescription medications, meanwhile if you can just irrigate his nose with saline, that would help the discharge and probably help the cough, as for the hives, not sure of your description, can be a rash related to an infection or an allergic reaction for whatever reason, wish you both wellness ...Read more
I've been coughing for 3 weeks now and whenever I lay down or cough a lot I throw up green stuff. Is it just because I'm coughing to much I throw up?
Post-tussive emesis: What you are describing is called post-tussive emesis (=after coughing vomiting). It is a common phenomenon where you cough so much you trigger your gag reflex which then causes you to throw up. If you have vomiting when you lie down, most likely you are having some intense post-nasal drip running down your throat causing you to vomit. I would see a doc if things aren't getting better for you. ...Read more
I've had a cough for a few months I smoke ive been on antibiotics inhalers cough syrup now im coughing so much im throwing up dark brown green stuff?
Cough: This is normal. Your lungs are healing during the time your not smoking and trying to get out all the tar you have exposed your lungs over the duration of smoking. ...Read more
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
My daughter has a severe cough. I don't have insurance at the moment but I am re all worried. She threw up green stuff yesterday morning. I can't afford to get antibiotics causeb I am In a DV shelter. She has no fever. Just severe coughing and congestion?
Severe cough. .: .. . I am so sorry for your situation, for you and your daughter. However, your daughter does need medical attention, based upon your description. I would hope that wherever you live, there would be a clinic or even an emergency room that could evaluate your daughter for you. Ideally, it would be great if everyone had a family doctor to see. . . ...Read more
What does it mean if u are feeling hot, nausea, stuffy nose and congestion and sometimes have yellow or green or clear drainage but cough up stuff?
Infection: It sounds like you have a respiratory tract infection and may have viral gastroenteritis similar to flu-like symptoms. It is difficult to believe that at 32 you have never experienced flu-like symptoms which makes me suspect that you may be much younger and using someone else's account to ask the question. Yellow/green discharge suggest bacterial infection that may need antibiotics for resolution. ...Read more
I had a cough for 3 weeks with green stuff. No fever. Urgent care said sinus infection down in chest. Antibiotics 2 days ago, now have a fever. Normal?
Yes: Continue your antibiotics. If still sick at end of antibiotics, see your primary care doctor. It takes 48-72 hours to see benefit from antibiotics. Be well. ...Read more