Top
30
Doctor insights on: Orange Phlegm And Sore Throat

Share
1

1
A slight Sore throat that comes & go along with yellow or orange like phlegm, with a persistent cough for what seems to go on more then three weeks?

A slight Sore throat that comes & go along with  yellow or orange like phlegm, with a persistent cough for what seems to go on more then three weeks?

Virus &/or allergies: Viral upper respiratory infections can hang around for weeks, but may be compounded by allergies. Sinus infection is another possibility. Best to see a primary care provider at this point for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
925 doctors shared insights

Phlegm (Definition)

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


2

2
Ear feels full like there's fluid in it, I have a mild sore throat, i have also have had orange phlegm with bits of red in it. Teeth/jaw sometime hurt?

Ear feels full like there's fluid in it, I have a mild sore throat, i have also have had orange phlegm with bits of red in it. Teeth/jaw sometime hurt?

Dr. can evaluate: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be used for influenza), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. A person might see a doctor if the sore throat is very painful or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat or influenza), or if associated with ear pain or ear pressure. ...Read more

3

3
Pain in temples and jaw in the two sides,There is phlegm and sore throat There is a spot on temple painful to touch my left wisdom started to appear

Pain in temples and jaw in the two sides,There is phlegm and sore throat There is a spot on temple painful to touch my left wisdom started to appear

Need more info: Your symptoms are not uncommon and have several causes from the appearance of a new wisdom tooth to a malocclusion or post nasal drip. The person to see is your dentist who with his examination will be able to diagnose the problem and fix it. ...Read more

5

5
What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

Increased mucus: The viral infection of the throat lining (mucosa) causes inflammation and increased mucus production. The increase is sensed in the back of the throat and stimulates the reflexive urge to clear your throat, cough or swallow. ...Read more

7

7
I have a sore throat and have been coughing for 8 ays now and the 8th day, I coughed up phlegm with black phlegm dots in it. Is this bad?

I have a sore throat and have been coughing for 8 ays now and the 8th day, I coughed up phlegm with black phlegm dots in it. Is this bad?

M.D. visit: The black dots may be dried old blood. If you have had any nosebleeds this could contribute to this problem.
If you have a fever or continue to cough, I would recommend follow up. I would recommend avoiding all smoke. A virtual consult is available. ...Read more

9

9
I've had a cough w/ a bunch of phlegm for 2 mth. This sometimes happens after a sore throat but usually it goes away in a wk. Still ok to wait it out?

I've had a cough w/ a bunch of phlegm for 2 mth. This sometimes happens after a sore throat but usually it goes away in a wk. Still ok to wait it out?

Cough with phlegm: May be post nasal drip, reflux, food intolerance(milk,gluten/soy) irritating sinuses when asleep ( head is low andreflux like a tide moves up to mouth /sinus), may be mycoplasma infection-consider Z pk(zithromax if not allergic) may get rid of the cough. Can try ranitidine,( reflux)l Zyrtec, and elevating head of bed at night and see if that helps. F/u with doctor urgent care ...Read more

12

12
I have chronic sore throat wit phlegm, what condition can it be?

I have chronic sore throat wit phlegm, what condition can it be?

Smoking vs. GERD: A chronic sore throat in a 48 yr. Old man is most commonly associated with reflux of acid from the stomach. Chronic smoking can also be a cause. The 2 combined would cause a chronic sore throat. These are the most common causes of recurrent or persistent sore throat. ...Read more

13

13
I have chronic phlegm for two years and sore throat what condition do you think i have?

I have chronic phlegm for two years and sore throat what condition do you think i have?

Allergies or reflux : Most likely postnasal drop from environmental allergies or reflux in throat. An ENT would be able to diagnose and treat you appropriately. ...Read more

14

14
Week ago or so I had a terrible sore throat and it eventually went away but now I'm currently coughing of phlegm a lot more than normal ?

Week ago or so I had a terrible sore throat and it eventually went away but now I'm currently coughing of phlegm a lot more than normal ?

Viral: This is a viral upper respiratory tract infection which has travelled to the trachea or bronchial tubes. Since over a week has transpired and you have a heavy,productive cough it no longer is a simple viral infection but now it seems bacterial and deserving of a course of antibiotics. I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment advice. Take adequate fluids,cough syrup ...Read more

15

15
Sore throat dark yellow phlegm ?

Sore throat dark yellow phlegm ?

Fever? : By themselves those two symptoms are hard to parse out. Do you have these all the time? Do you have a fever? Do you have a cough? Do you have muscle aches? Anyone else around you been sick? Phlegm plus sore throat makes strep unlikely unless you always have phlegm.... Hot tea, rest, and if you have fevers see your doc. ...Read more

16

16
What's the best home remedy for sore throat? And excess phlegm also? Alwhat to avoid in food?

What's the best home remedy for sore throat? And excess phlegm also? Alwhat to avoid in food?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

17

17
Sore throat several weeks right side near top of throat. No phlegm no cough worse at night after being outside. No other symptoms.

Could be infection: Could be adenitis.... Could be many things. Consult your doctor to look at it and they will also test for strep throat. Needs to be examined if you have chronic symptoms. ...Read more

18

18
Hi I have been having sore throat and dry resistant cough for about a month. I am coughing out phlegm that has black specks for about 2 weeks now. ?

Hi I have been having sore throat and dry resistant cough for about a month. I am coughing out phlegm that has black specks for about 2 weeks now. ?

? Non-productive cou: Have you talked to your doc about the possibility of an asthmatic cough. Many underlying causes for this including infection, cold temperatures, exercise-induced, allergens, emotional upset. You should see your doc and go from there. ...Read more

20

20
Sore throat coughing up phlegm and blood?

Sore throat coughing up phlegm and blood?

Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more

21

21
I have a sore throat, aches, headache, coughing up brown phlegm?

I have a sore throat, aches, headache, coughing up brown phlegm?

? Bronchitis: Your description sounds like an upper respiratory infection with phayngitis and bronchitis. If it persists, you may need to see a regular doctor to consider antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

22

22
Very sore chest and back. Coughing up phlegm occasionally. No sore throat or other symptoms. ?

Very sore chest and back. Coughing up phlegm occasionally. No sore throat or other symptoms. ?

See a doc: Any cough lasting more than a week and especially one associated with symptoms (chest pain) should be worked up for possible pneumonia. An exam and CXR seem to be in order. ...Read more

23

23
Why do I have bloody phlegm when i wake up? I have a sore throat, some headache and body ache?

Why do I have bloody phlegm when i wake up? I have a sore throat, some headache and body ache?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more

24

24
Non smoker.Spitting out tan phlegm with black specks.Been sick 3 days or more with sore throat?

Blood in mucus: Probably small amounts of blood coming from your throat or your sinuses. Sounds like you are very ill. Might be best to see a physician and get some meds and advice so you will get better. Good luck! ...Read more

26

26
I'm sick with a really bad phlegm cough and a sore throat and when i cough it hurt around my right kidney. What could this mean?

I'm sick with a really bad phlegm cough and a sore throat and when i cough it hurt around my right kidney. What could this mean?

Cough : Since you are on Imuran (azathioprine) which suppresses the immunity, i would highly recommend having a chest x ray to exclude pneumonia. The pain in your right flank is mostly muscular related to severe cough. ...Read more

27

27
Started with sore throat, then hoarseness and now day 3 green phlegm. 99.1 temp. Feel ok. Throat not too sore. Should I see a dr?

Started with sore throat, then hoarseness and now day 3 green phlegm. 99.1 temp. Feel ok. Throat not too sore. Should I see a dr?

May be: try salt water gargles, saline nasal washes and a fever reducer/pain killer, together with rest and fluids, if no improvement in a day or two, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

29

29
I have a sore throat , blood-like particles in my phlegm and I have a horse voice. The back of my throat also looks inflamed. What could it be?

I have a sore throat , blood-like particles in my phlegm and I have a horse voice. The back of my throat also looks inflamed. What could it be?

Needs an antibiotic: You are describing a bacterial infection with hoarseness. Important to rest your voice. Should see an MD because you probably need an antibiotic. ...Read more

30

30
Hey i have a sore throat and i have suffered from tonsillitis in the past. It has creeped up on me again and there was some blood in my phlegm, ?

Hey i have a sore throat and i have suffered from tonsillitis in the past. It has creeped up on me again and there was some blood in my phlegm, ?

"Hemoptysis": in phlegm ("hemoptysis") should be evaluated ! Most common cause with the rest of your symptoms is acute BRONCHITIS. See your Primary Care Provider for evaluation and treatment!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
2,213 doctors shared insights

Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more