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Can strep throat cause you to have green mucus?

Can strep throat cause you to have green mucus?

Sure: Green mucus can because by viral or bacterial illnesses or even seasonal allergies. ...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


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Had frequent urge to clear mucus out of my throat. Started 2 and a half months ago with a Strep throat and didn't stop after. Is this anything serious?

Had frequent urge to clear mucus out of my throat. Started 2 and a half months ago with a Strep throat and didn't stop after. Is this anything serious?

Not serious: Does not sound serious. If it is bothersome look for the cause. It is called postnasal drip which can come from sinus infection or allergy. To learn how to treat the cause visit us@www. Ehacstl. Com ...Read more

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Hello. I have strep throat and Whenever I hack up mucus (I do this all the time instead of blowing my noise) some blood shows on the mucus. Help?

Hello. I have strep throat and Whenever I hack up mucus (I do this all the time instead of blowing my noise) some blood shows on the mucus. Help?

Common problem.: I assume you are on antibiotics. If not you need to be. Small amounts of blood in the mucus are common with infections of the nose and throat. IF you have a lot of bleeding or you still have fever after 72 hours, can't swallow liquids, shortness of breath etc. Call doc right away or get seen again. This should clear up as you recover. ...Read more

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When I get sick its always broncitis/strep throat. What could I get OTC that will get rid of the mucus and cough, shorten my "cold"?

When I get sick its always broncitis/strep throat. What could I get OTC that will get rid of the mucus and cough, shorten my "cold"?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Why am I spitting up mucus stuff a lot with my strep throat?

Why am I spitting up mucus stuff a lot with my strep throat?

Inflammation: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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I had been treated for strep throat 4wks ago but still have pain and headaches and have coughed up bloody mucus and noticed tonsil stones. HELP?

Strep: You may have a sinus problem that is causing bloody mucus, headaches and formation of tonsillar stones. Consult your doctor or an ear nose and throat specialist for help ...Read more

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Doctor said I have strep throat. Is it normal for me to cough up tiny bits of blood alongside of mucus?

Doctor said I have strep throat. Is it normal for me to cough up tiny bits of blood alongside of mucus?

Not unusual: Some individuals get marked inflammation from strep throat, and with cough, fragile blood vessels could rupture and cause bleeding. This should resolve with treatment. Be sure to complete your full course of medication, as the strep infection tends to flare if only partially treated. ...Read more

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Why do I still have yellow mucus, sore throat and productive cough 2 weeks after given amoxicillin for strep throat?

Why do I still have yellow mucus, sore throat and productive cough 2 weeks after given amoxicillin for strep throat?

Stept throat: The most likely thing is that you did not have strept throat unless a culture was done. It is was a strept throat You probably have a viral problem that takes bout 2-3 weeks to get better if you take antibiotics or 13-21 days if you don't. Have others at your work/school had similar problems? Good discussion at Wikipedia for more info. Amox is not drug of choice in US. ...Read more

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Scratchy throat an thick green mucus?

Scratchy throat an thick green mucus?

Infection: You have a bacterial infection, possibly sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia. Please sek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more

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I have green mucus stuck on the back of my throat. When doing a nasal rinse I noticed something black in the mucus rinsed out. ?

Mucous: Probably dried blood in your mucous. If your green mucous doesn't clear up in a few days you may want to talk to a health care provider or one of us. ...Read more

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I have green mucus at the back of my throat. What is it? And how should I treat it?

I have green mucus at the back of my throat. What is it? And how should I treat it?

Bacterial Infection: Green phlegm at back of throat may be from post nasal drip from the sinuses and usually suggests Bacterial Infection. I suggest you consult your doctor as you may need antibiotics ...Read more

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I have this think bright green mucus when I clear my throat what is this?

I have this think bright green mucus when I clear my throat what is this?

Bright green?: Lime green or viridian? Prob getting over infection, if associated with cough, sore throat, fever, go to doc for check. ...Read more

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HI iVE hAD grEEN mucus in my Throat for 6 weeks. No Other symptoms. How can I make it go away and What's causing it anyway? I'm 20 Hispanic male

Green throat mucus: Amazing you have no symptoms for what sounds like a long ongoing infection. Recommend you see your PCP. May need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Had a cold with green mucus an soar throat. Now I have a tickle in my throat an a cough every minute. What is it?

Had a cold with green mucus an soar throat. Now I have a tickle in my throat an a cough every minute. What is it?

Throat infection: Infections may cause prolonged irritation of the affected area as it heals. Skin infections can cause itching. Throat infections can cause a cough or a tickle. Can try robatussin to reduce the irritation. ...Read more

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I have a lot of green mucus at the back of my throat along with a dry sore throat. How do I make it go away?

Uri: Mucous production is a sign of inflammation representing allergy or cold in form of respiratory infection. If there is no fever generally supportive care with fluids, anti inflammatory meds as necessary, good nutrition and sometimes antihistamines and it will run its course. ...Read more

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Are these symptoms anything to be worried about? I have a tickle in my throat that leads to coughing attacks as well as coughing up light green mucus after some of the coughing fits my grandma said it was allergies but my allergies in the past were compll

Viral: Viral or bacterial causes can can cause a bronchitis or pneumonia causing these symptoms. Allergies typically do not produce green mucous. Pneumonia is a condition that often starts as bronchitis, is accompanied typically by productive cough, fever, and shortness of breath. "whooping cough", pertussis, occurs in unimmunized patients or in patients who have had their immunizations wear off, and have coughing spasms. Bronchitis is inflammation of the large airways and can be caused by bacterial or viral symptoms. If a patient has severe cough, vomiting, fever, or shortness of breath, then they should receive a medical evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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There is yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula, what do I do?

There is yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula, what do I do?

Swollen uvula: This is actually more common than you might think, and you need to get to a physician immediately so you can be appropriately treated. If your pcp or ENT physician cannot see you now, there are urgent care physicians that are available now that can help treat you immediately. So do not wait to get treatment by a physician! ...Read more

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I have a lot of yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula. Is there a correlation?

Yes: Your symptoms are consistent with a viral/bacterial infection and the purulent material (yellow/green mucus) is the body's defense mechanism challenging that infection. The swollen uvula is part of this infection. A culture of the throat is first, followed by appropriate and specific medical treatment. See your physician. ...Read more

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I was put on steroids for post nasal drip a month ago but the green mucus is now coming from my throat rather than my nose?

I was put on steroids for post nasal drip a month ago but the green mucus is now coming from my throat rather than my nose?

Nasal steroid: Many patients may have allergies all year round, especially with the warm and uncharacteristic weather lately. Start out with a daily allergy medication such as Allegra or Zyrtec. Generic versions are equally effective. Continue with your other medications and symptoms should resolve in a matter of days. Contact me if you would like to discuss this more and come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I scalded my throat with hot coffee 4 days ago, and now I'm coughing up green mucus and am having pain/discomfort. Doing soft diet and aloe juice.

I scalded my throat with hot coffee 4 days ago, and now I'm coughing up green mucus and am having pain/discomfort. Doing soft diet and aloe juice.

Coughing green mucus: I understand your discomfort.
Coughing up green mucus is likely not related to scalding of throat with hot coffee.
Post nasal drip due to a sinus infection can cause green mucous.
Blood cells- Neutrophils contain a greenish-colored enzyme, they can turn the mucus the same color.
Smoking, infection, and air pollution can give color to the mucus.
See your Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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He is a kid I work with. Signs- cough, thick, green mucus. Symptoms- throat hurts. I can't take him to a pediatrician. I don't know if it is a cold.

He is a kid I work with. Signs- cough, thick, green mucus. Symptoms- throat hurts. I can't take him to a pediatrician. I don't know if it is a cold.

Allergic sinusitis: The child might have started with allergic sinusitis then the post nasal drainage caused bronchitis. For sinusitis he can use a nasal spray or Claritin Syrup and for bronchitis use Zitromas oral suspension 250 mg first day and 125 mg for 4 days ...Read more

Green Mucus (Definition)

Yellow or green drainage from the nose is a symptom in which the mucous coming out of the nose is thicker than clear mucous, and also is yellowish or greenish in color. This may mean that the runny nose is starting to dry up. However, if there is a lot of yellow or green drainage, there may be a nasal ...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