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Is It Surely A Good Sign When Green Phlegm Mucus Turns Clear N More Watery
Green phlegm: Yes it is a good sign and means if there was an infection it has cleared up. ...Read more
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
Is it normal to have nasty looking phlegm when you have a cold? Phlegm is yellowish green with black stuff in it. Is this normal? Or something bad?
Head cold: A viral upper respiratory tract infection typically lasts a week. After that a heavy cough productive of thick,discolored sputum often means that a bacterial bronchitis infection has developed and antibiotics would help to clear it up faster than letting it linger. Fever and chills raise a concern about pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have COPD emphysema i cough up thick greenish sometimes clear mucus but always with brown flecks in it what is it n is it normal?
COPD: is an obstructive airway disease. there is air trapping and your lungs cannot express mucus as well as normal lungs. Mucus production, ( even with different colors) is not abnormal. If you start having fevers or chills or increased Shortness of breath, see your doctor. Try your best to stop smoking altogether. ...Read more
Need answers: Well, how much do you cough-up? When (more in the morning?)? What kind of cigarettes do you smoke? For how long have you smoked? Coughed? Is that light brown stuff ever red? Is the brown stuff in little spots or all smeared-up? Are you getting the impression I'm worried about your smoking? Besides that, it may just be irritation from air pollution, allergies, a mild cold or, oh yes, smoking. ...Read more
Check Environment : Most common cause of gray or black mucus is dirt and dust smoking marijuana can also cause black mucus or phlegm. Coal miners, can have black mucus. Exposure to beryllium may give black mucus chronic sinusitis and pneumonia associated with mucormycosis and aspergillosis infections ( fungal). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Depends on how long this has been going on. If it is just recent, it may be a viral infection and a superimposed bacterial sinus or bronchial infection if it has been more than a week. See your doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more
My period comes out as a Stringy mucus-like blood. It's thick and not watery. Is it normal? Help pls. Thanks so much!
When people : begin their period it starts as heavy and thick. Over time it can lighten. If you suspect there is something wrong take you used pads to an obgyn and discuss your period and your flow to gain some answers. good luck . You can also take pics to help you understand if it's normal or unusual. ...Read more
Hydration: Expectoration is improved with good hydration. The color of the phlegm usually don't portend to infections unless there are other constitutional symptoms. Using simple things as Guaifenesin can help liquefy secretions for ease of expectoration and sometimes iodine base expectorants help in breaking the bonds to liquefy secretions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having green phlegm definitely means an infection. I spit a mouthful when I woke up this morning then it was all clear n once green n clear again?
It means inflammatio: N. Whether infectious, environmental, bacterial vs viral, allergy related, it does not specifically points one way or another. It may also mean that overnight, these secretions sat in your airways and changed in color... ...Read more
Yes: Stick with it, it will clear up. Good for you for quitting! ...Read more
If I've been coughing up mucus ..Having headaches..N wake up to yellow sticky substance in my eyes is this more serioua than common sinuses?
Not enough detail: The duct that is responsible for draining your tears from your eyes is located on the inner part of your upper and lower eyelids. It ends in your nasal passage. When you have significant congestion or blockage of your nose, liquid can back up and come out out your tear duct. Not necessarily more serious, but means you are very congested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing up mucus from lungs. Its yellowish green and it tastes horrible. Does that mean it's bacterial or viral?
Viral: Colored mucous can be produced by either a viral or a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections are viral and will get better with time and rest. If there is no improvement within 7 days or if the symptoms are very severe then medical attention should be obtained. ...Read more
My poop is green - like the color of unripe bananas green. Bright green. No brown at all... is this something I should get checked out or is it fine?
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