Rated 4.857142857142857/5 based on 6 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Sore Throat And Coughing Up Yellow Mucus

Share
1

1
What should I take as I am having sore throat, yellow greenish sputum, cough, flu, yellow greenish mucus, lost of voice for 3 to 4 days?

What should I take as I am having sore throat, yellow greenish sputum, cough, flu, yellow greenish mucus, lost of voice for 3 to 4 days?

See PCP: It's probably viral and will probably resolve in 5-7 days, but it is always good to get checked by your pcp or walk in clinic to make sure. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more

Dr. Farhad Sigari
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
14 years in practice
1.0M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
2

2
I have a sore throat for 5 days, a worsening cough, coughing up green/yellow mucus. and night sweats. do i need antibiotics?

I have a sore throat for 5 days, a worsening cough, coughing up green/yellow mucus. and night sweats. do i need antibiotics?

Pneumonia: From your description you have bronchitis but more likely pneumonia. You should have a chest x-ray. You need to be on antibiotics as well as expectorants and copious hydration. Avoid smoke. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
14 years in practice
1.0M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
5

5
Started out with chilis, fever, then stuffy nose, sore throat, dry cough, and green/yellow mucus, 7days now&throat hurts worse and more coughing, go to doc?

Started out with chilis, fever, then stuffy nose, sore throat, dry cough, and green/yellow mucus, 7days now&throat hurts worse and more coughing, go to doc?

Cold/flu ?: If sore throat is worst they ( dr.) may check it for streptococcus and give you an antibiotic and or xylocaine gel to anesthetize it. Cepacol lozenges . Otherwise, supportive otc meds (mucinex dm for cough etc), gales salt & water. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
14 years in practice
1.0M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?

Uri with 103 fever, chills was improving, now worsened with lost voice, sore throat, unproductive cough, sinus congestion (yellow mucus). Pneumonia?

Likely viral : But occasionally what starts as a virus leads to a bacterial infection. After improving, worsening symptoms should lead you back to your doc for eval. ...Read more

9

9
Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
10

10
Extremely sore throat for five days, high fever, headache, now I'm coughing up yellow mucus and feel short of breath. What is this?

Get evaluated: Sounds like it's time to see a doctor. It could be bronchitis or a sinus infection. It could also just be the normal progression of a viral infection. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,052 doctors shared insights

Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...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

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
14 years in practice
1.0M people helped
Continue
65,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook