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Coughing up green stuff don't feel sick but deep cough?

Coughing up green stuff don't feel sick but deep cough?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Really bad cough, wheezing am on cough medicine and antibiotics and steriod inhaler. I'm coughing up green stuff could be pneumonia?

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

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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?

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

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Bronchitis and hurts when I breathe coughing up green stuff?

Bronchitis and hurts when I breathe coughing up green stuff?

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

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amoxicilina the right antibiotic for chest. I'm coughing up green stuff.

amoxicilina the right antibiotic for chest. I'm coughing up green stuff.

May be: If you were prescribed Amoxicillin by your doctor, it must be right ABRx for Bronchitis.
Ginger Tea and Quafanesin helps Cough and Sore throat. ...Read more

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I've been coughing up green stuff for 5 days now. Mostly in am. Tired & allergies. What could it be?

I've been coughing up green stuff for 5 days now. Mostly in am. Tired & allergies. What could it be?

Sounds: Like a respiratory infection due to the green phlegm, fatigue and fever. I suggest heading to your physician or ER to be examined, maybe blood tests and a chest xray. You may need to start antibiotics as well. But do not delay. Drink lots of fluid. ...Read more

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Chest pain coughing up green stuff and pregnant?

Chest pain coughing up green stuff and pregnant?

Agree with...: My colleagues here. You need to be examined to determine if you have pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis ...Read more

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Asthma hurt when I breathe coughing up green stuff?

Asthma hurt when I breathe coughing up green stuff?

See your doctor: With this description, don't expect any help online, go to your doctor, urgent care or ER, get seen today, best wishes ...Read more

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Chest pain and hurts when I breathe coughing up green stuff?

Chest pain and hurts when I breathe coughing up green stuff?

Chest pain: This sounds like bronchitis, an inflammation of the airway due to infection. Please consult with a doctor since antibiotics and other medication may be needed. ...Read more

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Have asthma and hurts when I breathe coughing up green stuff?

Have asthma and hurts when I breathe coughing up green stuff?

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

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Chest pain coughing up green stuff and pregnant text 9015097312?

Chest pain coughing up green stuff and pregnant text 9015097312?

Inform your OB: Call and tell your OB about your problem.
Until you reach them, drink extra amt of water to loosen the secretions, that will make it easier for you to cough up the material. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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