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Pneumonia Phlegm Color
Yes it: Could. IT may also be just viral syndrome. Drink plenty of fluids. If condition fails to improve or worsen seek help ...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
I was recently diagnosed with pneumonia. I've been taking meds for 3 days now. Blood is still showing up in my phlegm. Should blood be gone by now?
Phlegm: The blood tinged mucus may persist for days. As your shortness of breath, fever, and painful respiration improve, the blood in the mucus will soon get better too. At times, there could be a nasal/rhinitis component owing to the bloody phlegm. Best wishes. Follow up if not totally better after treatment. ...Read more
Have cold for a week. Coughing hard and lots of green phlegm. This morning, yellow phlegm with a small string of blood. Pneumonia?
Can't make diagnosis: With available info. History, blood work, Chest Xray and physical examination would determine accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with pneumonia 11 weeks ago and still have a very tight phlegm producing cough with shortness of brth at night Wat is this?
Residual infection: Or bronchospasm- this requires further medical evaluation, therapy, xrays and pulmonary function testing.-You must follow up with your physician. ...Read more
Why am I coughing up black phlegm? I stopped smoking a couple of weeks ago cold turkey and now have developed pneumonia. Help
Clearing out toxins: Coughing up black phlegm in your situation is not an indication of pneumonia. Smoke paralyzes cilia, tiny hairs that line the bronchial tubes that clear debris from the lungs. Now that you have stopped, your cilia have started to do their job of clearing out all of the tars & other gunk that has accumulated. This is a temporary phase. You can see a doctor to make sure there's no infection. Congrats! ...Read more
I'm sure I have some form of pneumonia (self-diagnosis). Coughing w/ phlegm and rattling sound in lungs for past 12 days. Can it go away on its own?
Walking pneumonia 7yrs ago, constant phlegm + awful sticky & dried nasal mucus every night & day since.?
I have coughed up green and now brownish-grey phlegm and have felt flu like symptoms for over a week, is it possibly pneumonia?
Nose has awful sticky&dried mucus all night/day & have very bad phlegm at all times. Had walking pneumonia 7yrs ago and these symptoms have never left?
Nose mucus: There is a good chance you have a chronic subacute sinus infection. There are saline solutions that can be used to rinse out the nasal passages through the nose and out the mouth. Takes practice, and will clean out the nares so the sinuses can drain. Mucinex (guaifenesin) OTC taken with extra water orally all day. Seeing you Dr is also important, my need an antibiotic. Use a cool mist humidifier at night. ...Read more
Can pneumonia in non smoking adults cause persistent low grade fever with black phlegm for 4 days and later became yellow? Y?
3month old cousin diagnosed with pneumonia. No fever/cough, just phlegm. Given penicillin shot. What can we do to treat it & prevent worsening?
I've had body aches, headaches, cough/ green & now brownish-grey phlegm for a week and it's not letting up. My 2 yr old seems normal, pneumonia?
Certainly possible: Surprisingly, bacterial pneumonia is less contagious, but often more worrisome than viral. Worsening symptoms for a week is concerning for a pneumonia and should be evaluated by a doctor. Also, knowing exactly what you have would be good for your 2-yo...To hopefully prevent them from getting sick, or at least know how to treat it quicker. ...Read more
Been fighting a cold with fevers of 101-102. Chest congestion lots of coughing and bringing up yellow phlegm. Today there's a rumble is this pneumonia?
Coughing up blood in my phlegm a week after being impatient in the hospital for four days for pneumonia not coughing freq. Just pain with breathing?
Go back: Anybody coughing blood and having pleuritic (with inspiration) pain should be seen and evaluated immediately. Go now, do not wait. Good luck. ...Read more
My mom has pneumonia but there's no cough no phlegm never compaind about chest pain but she now has atbe breathing with the machine has low temperatur?
COPD: Perhaps she has chronic underlying lung condition -- take her to see lung specialist pulmonologist. ...Read more
Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic. Still have 101 fever, severe cough w/phlegm, chest/back pain. Is this normal?
Had walking pneumonia in Nov. After flying home from 1 wk in FL, have been wheezing & spitting up yellow phlegm today. Could this be a relapse?
I have a heavy cough that's producing yellow/green phlegm, extreme sweating, my ears have been ringing. Is this brochitis or pneumonia?
Infection: Sounds like a possible sinus infection. Only way to know is by seeing a doctor. ...Read more
Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?
Don't worry.: Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment. It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. Not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary. ...Read more
I have pneumonia 4months ago, latest CXR show patch left lungs. For 3 week now feeling body aches, chestpain, vomit, headache, face rashes, phlegm y&w?
Advice for follow up: If u feel that you are having a return of your symptoms it is possible for a new re infection after the know previous (4 months ago )has cleared up. I would advice getting treated by your doctor. If there were no symptoms and only a cxr finding that could simply suggest old scaring sometimes. ...Read more
I have a chesty cough and have coughed hard green phlegm, feelslike it's popping sometimes when coughing, low grade fever, runny nose, is it pneumonia?
Sever cough with yellow phlegm congest lungs. Went to e r on tues blood work ok no x ray tho cuz pregnant no fever. Day 9 of symptoms. Pneumonia?
3 months after flu: excess sticky clear mucus -no blood, am only yellow phlegm, sleep: lungs dry out w/ rib aches, no fevers, some fatigue. Pneumonia?
Probably not....: With pneumonia, an infection of the lung parenchyma, there is usually discolored sputum that is coughed up consistently and there may even be some blood. Typically, there is a fever with pneumonia as well. If your symptoms persist, see your doctor since it is possible to have pneumonia with less severe symptoms but it is atypical. A chest x-ray can diagnose pneumonia if there is any doubt. ...Read more
Had low fever from common cold. Now fever free. Nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears to be greenish yellow. Paranoid about pneumonia?
7days cephalexin, 10days ceftin (cefuroxime) but still cough phlegm and runny nose. Symp. Improved but not gone. Why is the still pneumonia not gone yet? More abx?!
Probably atypical: What kind of pneumonia you had? Xray findings? If its atypical you probably need Levaquin (levofloxacin) or doxy or zithromax. Probably need repeat x-ray, legionella antibodies and other atypical work up. Or it could viral (specially with runny nose) so in that case it will take sometime. ...Read more
I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus, with phelgm or mucus). The following also describe me: Chest congestion and Nasal congestion. I was told I have pneumonia left lung I feel great but still have the cough is something?
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs multiply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Please continue to see your doctor until all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more