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Could dry cough have phlem yellow or white phlems?

Could dry cough have phlem yellow or white phlems?

Let me think: Dry cough is dry. There may be occasional specks of phlegm that comes out, yellow, green, white or even a little blood. But there would be very scanty expectoration. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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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


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Does coughing up yellow flem mean strep throat?

Does coughing up yellow flem mean strep throat?

No: A productive cough is not typically associated with strep pharyngitis. A viral upper respiratory tract infection is the most common cause of sputum. However, if you develop high fevers or shortness of breath you should be evaluated by your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Coughing up a white foamy phlegm?

Coughing up a white foamy phlegm?

Need more info: Are you a smoker, do you have fever, chest pain, when and to what extent does this occur? There are numerous questions which need answers and a physical exam would help, along with possible lab studies. See your local primary care doctor and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough with dark phlegm?

Cough: Dark phlegm: This sounds like bronchitis or a cold or pneumonia. Sometimes when we cough a lot of violently we break small blood vessels and blood can get on or into the mucous. As long as you are not freely bleeding this is considered routine and normal. ...Read more

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Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

Persistent cough, phlegm in throat, no fever. Why?

It could be many: Things . To mention few , postnasal drip , upper respiratory infection . If the symptom gets worse and become persistent , see your doc. If it is easing up and getting better , probably it is nothing and self limited ...Read more

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Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?

Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?

Mgt: If it continues for three weeks or more, it may be a sinus infection requiring antibiotics. Nasal saline, fluids are rest are advised. Virtual appt available for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dx bronchitis took antibiotics but got worst. Wheezing and coughing more more frothy or foamy phlegm is coming up with greenish phlegm.

Dx bronchitis took antibiotics but got worst.  Wheezing and coughing more more frothy or foamy phlegm is coming up with greenish phlegm.

Mgt: You may have a viral illness which led to inflammation in your lungs. Most episodes of bronchitis are actually viral. I would advise monitoring your temperature, keeping well hydrated and resting. If you have an Albuterol inhaler this can be used to treat the wheezing. Your doctor can advise regarding a course of inhaled or by mouth steroid. Appt: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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What creates white guey flem when u have post nasal drip and cough?

What creates white guey flem when u have post nasal drip and cough?

Sinus: The thicker phlegm that you cough up is usually from the goblet sells which are on the surface layer of your bronchial tubes and from the bronchial mucus glands in your bronchial wall. The thicker mucus from your post nasal drainage is usually a bacterial or viral sinus infection. ...Read more

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Sore throat, cough with green mucous, no runny or blocked nose, hurts to talk or swallow or cough, slightly higher temp.

Sore throat, cough with green mucous, no runny or blocked nose,  hurts to talk or swallow  or cough, slightly higher temp.

Likely a viral: pharyngitis which is more common than strep but rapid strep screens are pretty sensitive. If temperature and pain persist for 72 hours see your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?

Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?

Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present ! ...Read more

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Coughing up white frothy phlegm also chest pains ?

Coughing up white frothy phlegm also chest pains ?

Bronchitis: Chest discomfort with white phlegm may be from a viral bronchitis. If the phlegm turns yellow, green or red see the doctor to check for a bacterial infection which may respond to an antibiotic. Recurrent symptoms should always be evaluated by the doctor. Do not smoke or use any tobacco products... 'Prevention Works!' ...Read more

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Coughing up green phlegm chest pain?

Coughing up green phlegm chest pain?

Cough green stuff: And your question is? Need lots more information to be able to help. Consult with us here. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing fever (101.7-102 temp), cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) Does have asthma?

My Daughter is experiencing fever (101.7-102 temp), cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, with phlegm or mucus) Does have asthma?

? URI: and/bronchitis, given the symptoms, may still be viral, but needs to be seen by a doctor for possible need for Rx meds including antibiotics, meanwhile keep giving her controller medications and rescue medications as needed, together with fever reducer such as acetaminophen, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

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