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Pneumonia Phlegm Color
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 diagnosed with pneumonia 11 weeks ago and still have a very tight phlegm producing cough with shortness of brth at night Wat is this?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have coughed up green and now brownish-grey phlegm and have felt flu like symptoms for over a week, is it possibly pneumonia ?
Yes: Pneumonia is an infection of the lower respiratory tract and usually causes shortness of breath, fever and productive cough. Pneumonia produces unusual sounds that can be detected by a stethoscope and confirmed by a chest x-ray. Please consider seeing your health care provider. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
25 YO male, generallyhealthy. doctor dx me with pneumonia and gave me antibiotics. I'm still choking on the phlegm.How long does it take to get better?
Walking pneumonia 7yrs ago, constant phlegm + awful sticky & dried nasal mucus every night & day since. ?
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