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Fever Mucus Cough
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
Cough: Symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection, possibly even strep but un cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doc. ...Read more
Allergies most likel: Symptoms likely more related to allergies than bronchitis. If able, take medication to control your symptoms, such as antihistamines ( eye drops and oral agents), nasal decongestant, nasal lavage ( like nettie pot), expectorant, and try controlling the environment triggers such as wind dust pet hair open windows fans perfumes etc...... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pneumonia, bronchitis or flu shortness of breath. Coughing, wheezing, chills, fever, bodyaches, headache
Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to include auscultation of your lungs and you might need a chest xray as well. They will probably check your blood oxygen level and may also do some lab tests. Would play it safe and get evaluated at the emergency room, as there is a possibility that you could have pneumonia. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Productive choking cough worse after 10days, chest/ears clear throat sore.No fever but sinus headache. Yellow-bloody phelgm. Secondary virus?
Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?
Possibilities...: If this is a change in your sputum color, it may be indicative of infection like acute bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infection with post-nasal drip. The infection could be bacterial so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment especially if you also have fever, shortness of breath, sinus pain/congestion or if it doesn't resolve after 10-14 days. ...Read more
Stuffy runny nose no fever sneezing with somewhat productive cough that burns chest when coughing mucus is green yellow and white?
Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?
Woke up with a sore throat and dry cough (no phlegm.) no fever. 4 days later, sore throat coughing up thick green phlegm..No congestion and no fever!
What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus?Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.
Sounds severe: You have multiple problems that may relate or 2 separate problems going on at the same time. Both are severe and need immediate medical attention. Cough, fever, chest pain with foamy pink mucus is concerning for pneumonia. Uncontrollable diarrhea is bad requiring medical attention to prevent dehydration. Suffering those without help is the worst thing you would want to do. ...Read more
Are there any over the counter cough suppressants a 3yr old (33lbs) can take? He does not have a fever, clear mucus, unproductive cough.
Cold preparations: Over the counter cold medicines do not reduce symptoms enough to risk the side effects including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Try humidifier, lots of liquids (chicken soup!) and ice pops. And see your doctor if he is very uncomfortable. Best of luck and get well soon! ...Read more
My 8 n 7yrs old kids is always getting fever n cough thick mucus after eating choco icecream chococake and all stuff of chocolate. Always?Wat is it?
Sounds like allergy: Chocolate is one of several foods that often cause allergic reactions. Avoid it and if there are no other problems they should be fine. If this is not the only sensitivity, the kids will need to be tested and either avoid those things too or receive treatment. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
My son has a fever and a mucus sounding cough he is sleeping and coughed 2 and then i heard him " whoop" is this pertusiss?Am i over reacting?
Few days ago I got a severe flu follow by fever and nonstop cough (mucus). Now im recover from it but I fell slight pain in rib when take deep breath.
You'll be just fine.: You are experiencing pleuritic chest pain after your viral infection. You can have cough and some discomfort for up to 6 weeks after the infection. Some people benefit from an "asthma" inhaler. You should see your PCP if the discomfort prevents you from doing activities that are normal for you. ...Read more
Started smoking 2 weeks ago. Got fever, cough w/mucus. Can an md see whether its chronic or acute bronchitis? I have quit smoking (2ndhand smoker +yrs)
My son has just turned one and seems to be coming down with his first cold (?). Mucus cough and runny nose. No fever. Is medication necessary?
Viral cough and cold: your child most likely has a viral infection. Medications are not necessary esp at that age, avoid all over the counter cold meds. If your child is uncomfortable and has a fever you may give a fever reducer such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. When giving these medications make sure you dose it by the child's weight. ...Read more
My 22 year old has pressure built up in ears and below the chin especially when she swallows and mucus no fever and cough. What could it be?
Blocked tube: This sometimes happens when up in an airplane or scuba diving. The cause of her complaint is probably a blocked eustachian tube in the ear. Have her see her family physician to make sure that is the only cause and then simple medication and a maneuver he/she will demonstrate will help relieve the blockage. ...Read more
My husband has symptoms of excess mucus, cough, wheezing, and stuffy nose but no fever or chills. If it's not a cold, what could it be?
Workup/M.D. visit: These symptoms may be due to a number of underlying conditions. Among these are asthma, COPD, CF, allergic rhinitis and asthma, aspiration or reflux and aspiration. Avoiding triggers and smoke, and seeing your physician to discuss these possible causes is recommended. ...Read more
I had a cold 2 weeks ago but now it's gone except I keep getting phlegm in my throat. In the morning i spit up a little brown mucus. No fever or cough?
Brown may be blood: This may be left over from the infection you need to see your physician if this persists. ...Read more
Do I have the west nile virus? I have fever at night, cough, mucus and sore throat and just came back from vacation in arizona.
No way to know: More likely that you may have "desert fever" (coccidiodomycosis), but this is purely speculative. Suggest you see a doctor unless you are better in the next several days. West nile is conceivable, but very unlikely. ...Read more
Just got over a flu started with chills mild fever yellow mucus very bad cough then lungs feel sore tired upper back pain what can this be?
I ve had a head cold for about 5 days with symptoms including cough sore throat hoarse voice low grade fever coughing up mucus some chills loss of appetite is there anything I can do to both reduce my symptoms now and end this sooner ?
See U PCP: U should see u primary care physician. ...Read more
Low grade fever,lots of mucus,coughing up yellow mucus in gobs,stuffy nose,ears popping and dizzy.Using neti pot,mucinex,Flonase.what else can I do?
Viral or sinus: This is likely from a viral infection. If the problem has been present for more than 10 days and is getting worse, then sinus infection should be considered. See your doctor if the latter is the case. ...Read more
I am having mucus cough , cold , blocked nose and short breathness for one month. What can be the reason, i feel feverish but there is no temperature.
4 yr old has paraflu had a bad croupy cough that had be prescribed predisolone and cough has weakened now a bad mucus cough what could help feverish
Time will help: Parainfluenza virus can last up to 10 days and fever can last 3 to 4 but usually goes away after that. The cough can last the longest and cool mist at night can help but try not to give medicine to suppress the cough or the mucous could become infected. Fever usually gets better with tylenol (acetaminophen) but still might come back Things to look for are fever coming back after 10 days, especially if it is high ...Read more
High fevers, coughing up mucus with blood, bad smell from mucus&body skin. X-ray showed black spot on lung is this a cause of being a 40year smoker?
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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