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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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