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Doctor insights on: Coughing Up Yellow Mucus And Wheezing

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Mucus (Definition)

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


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Asthma flare up wheezing/cough yellow mucus, fatigue! How long can I wait to seek medical help! Going on for about 4 days?

Time to seek help: You may be able to continue in your weakened state for longer but why take chances. I'll assume you have done what you can with any meds you have on hand & not improved. If this is interfering with your life it's time to get in & get extra help. ...Read more

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I cough up yellow/clear mucus which tastes horrible along chest strain and wheezing esp @ night. Also fainted. Any idea what this could be?

I cough up yellow/clear mucus which tastes horrible along chest strain and wheezing esp @ night. Also fainted. Any idea what this could be?

Fainted: Fainting is not normal. You should see your doctor. Your other symptoms sound like asthma with bronchitis and should also be checked. Are you coughing also? There is a symptom called cough syncope - not normal for someone your age. ...Read more

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I took Fluticasone once in each nostril but forgot to shake the bottle beforehand. Since then I've experienced a cough, runny nose, wheezing, more congestion than before and thick yellow mucus when I blow my nose or spit. Sometimes the mucus has bits of b

I took Fluticasone once in each nostril but forgot to shake the bottle beforehand. Since then I've experienced a cough, runny nose, wheezing, more congestion than before and thick yellow mucus when I blow my nose or spit. Sometimes the mucus has bits of b

Unrelated: I'd doubt that your current symptoms are related to fluticasone whether shaken or stirred. It appears that you may have developed a sinus infection. See your doctor to find out if you need an antibiotic or not. Usually I would wait about 10 days before prescribing an abx unless the symptoms are getting worse by the day. ...Read more

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Chest pain w wheezing, coughing yellow mucus... Should I go to e.R I feel horrible!

Chest pain w wheezing, coughing yellow mucus... Should I go to e.R I feel horrible!

Be seen soon.: Should be seen soon. Maybe tomorrow if you feel well enough to wait. Inhalers are on the med list. If this is albuterol you should be using 2 puffs every 4-6 hours and giving consideration to measuring your peak flows.

Ps - quit smoking. ...Read more

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I'm frequently coughing, chest pressure, coughing clear to yellow mucus, wheezing, and feel really tired. Help me?

I'm frequently coughing, chest pressure, coughing clear to yellow mucus, wheezing, and feel really tired. Help me?

Time to...: I think that based on your symptoms it is time to go to the ED. Wheezing sis a sign of bronchospasm (narrow airways)and congestion. It could be associated with bronchitis, asthma, or possibly pneumonia. My suggestion is to go to the ED for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Occasional wheezing&chest pains, frequent coughs with sore throat and bright yellow mucus. Fatigued easily when e.G walking up stairs - exercise reg.

Occasional wheezing&chest pains, frequent coughs with sore throat and bright yellow mucus. Fatigued easily when e.G walking up stairs - exercise reg.

It's difficult: To make diagnosis here. You still will need lung studies, to tell us what is wrong. We need to examine you. The one who can do it best is your own doctor. Go to your doctor, tell all your symptoms honestly and you can have all the tests needed including exercise test to see why you have problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Coughing up thick yellow mucous, no wheezing, no fever, no chest tightness or pain. Should I be concerned?

Coughing up thick yellow mucous, no wheezing, no fever, no chest tightness or pain. Should I be concerned?

Cough: Likely a upper airway infection/ allergy. One of your meds (Lisinopril) can cause a cough in about 5% of patients. See your doc if cough persisits ...Read more

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Walking pneumonia for 2 weeks now. Had levaquin (levofloxacin) for 10 days. 5th day after the last dose. Still wheezing and green mucus is now yellow. Normal?

Need more info: Without knowing what is causing your 'pneumonia' or how it was diagnosed cannot speculate on what your response has been. If this was mycoplasma or chlamydia or legionella you should be getting progressively better, but it may take a while to clear entirely. If you are not completely better soon or develop fever, shortness of breath or other symptoms, go back and see your doctor. ...Read more

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For about six months, I have been having these a cough that would not go away and white mucus ball fly out. The last month I have been wheezing too?

For about six months, I have been having these a cough that would not go away and white mucus ball fly out. The last month I have been wheezing too?

See MD for check up: Female no stated age, having cough that would not go away and white mucus ball fly out, plus wheezing in last month; likely due to Allergies to something (s) in the living/sleeping/ working environment. Smoking, Mold and infectious elements can also lead to Asthma which seems to be developing. 6 months is long enough, should see an MD ...Read more

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I have a cold, In the morning I feel rattling in chest so I cough mucus up and out and I'm wheezing throughout the day. Should cold run its course?

Wheezing: If wheezing should get treatment, as this is not the norm and compromises effective oxygenation and places stress on the lungs and heart. May need inhaler. May also need antibiotics as even viral infections can get superinfected with bacteria. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Bad cough, metallic taste, wheezing and mucus. Happens only at night. Lasts 5-10 minutes then stops. Inhaler doesn't help. What could be the problem?

Sinusitis: Draining sinuses are a frequent cause of cough, worse at night when lying down. You may have an allergic sinusitis and could benefit from several treatments including nasal sprays. ...Read more

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I have excessive thick post nasal drip and mucus which also causes me to cough and wheeze all the time as well as spit it up is this serious?

I have excessive thick post nasal drip and mucus which also causes me to cough and wheeze all the time as well as spit it up is this serious?

Needs attention: See your doctor, you may very well have chronic sinus disease, possibly affecting your lower airways causing the cough and wheeze, and you would need Rx medicines. You may also benefit by seeking an allergist/immunologist if you have access to one, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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I cough up clear mucus everyday, for about 6 months now. I often am wheezing until after I use an albuterol inhaler. This is all worse in the mornings.

I cough up clear mucus everyday, for about 6 months now. I often am wheezing until after I use an albuterol inhaler. This is all worse in the mornings.

See someone: You nay have exacerbating asthma and allergies, but especially as this is not improving and you are usin your inhaler often, there may be other more beneficial and long term solutions like different medications or allergy shots. Further you need to make certain that it is asthma and not soething else. See your primary, allergist/ent, or pulmonary physician ...Read more

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Have had a bad cough bronchitis for 3 months. E smoker stopped 5 years ago wheezing and shortness of breath. Have bad mucus dark green for 3 months?

Have had a bad cough bronchitis for 3 months. E smoker stopped 5 years ago wheezing and shortness of breath. Have bad mucus dark green for 3 months?

Get treated: You need to get checked out and treated. Whether your problem is copd, asthma, bronchiectasis, or something else, the longer the illness goes on in a poorly-controlled state, the worse it will be for your long-term health. This applies to your entire body, including your heart, not just your lungs. ...Read more

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I've been sick for a few days. When I breathe in deep I hear something rattling, then I cough up mucus;if not I start wheezing. What could this be?

Mgt: I would recommend monitoring your temperature, staying well hydrated, using nasal saline rinses to reduce post nasal drip. If you are wheezing or having bronchospasm, then Albuterol is indicated. Please review your asthma action plan. A virtual appointment may also be scheduled. ...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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Diagnosed w/the flu 9 days ago. Feel better but have a rattling and wheezing in my lungs when inhaling. Comes and goes. Also have a cough. White mucus?

Diagnosed w/the flu 9 days ago. Feel better but have a rattling and wheezing in my lungs when inhaling. Comes and goes. Also have a cough. White mucus?

Since one: Very common complication of influenza is PNEUMONIA would strongly suggest a visit to your PCP or ugent care center for a possible Chest X Ray....at age 25 this should NOT be a major issue but a diagnosis should be made.
NB Wear a FACE MASK when going into a public space!
Hope this helps!
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I seem to be coughing a lot lately, and sometimes I feel like I need to clear my throat from mucus. The cough almost like wheezing. What should I do?

I seem to be coughing a lot lately, and sometimes I feel like I need to clear my throat from mucus. The cough almost like wheezing. What should I do?

Doctor can examine: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial and would need antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, mucus or wheezing in the lungs (might need some asthma treatment), sinus symptoms related to other causes, etc... Since one can have one or more of these issues at the same time, a doctor's visit is recommended. ...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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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more