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35 weeks pregnant. Previously diagnosed with bronchiectasis. Now having strep throat and coughing with green mucus . Wondering if dtor's prescrip of co azithromycin250 mg for 5 days can treat both ?

35 weeks pregnant. Previously diagnosed with bronchiectasis. Now having strep throat and coughing with green mucus . Wondering if dtor's prescrip of co azithromycin250 mg for 5 days can treat both ?

Depends....: If the bacteria causing the strep throat and bronchitis are sensitive to the azithromycin, then it will treat both. But, because of the bronchiectasis, you may have some lung bacteria that may not be sensitive to azithromycin. So, if the green sputum persists, or if your symptoms worsen, see your doctor again. You may need a sputum culture to find out what bacteria are causing the bronchitis! ...Read more

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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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Sore throat with pus, coughing up green mucus, chest tightness, runny nose, and congestion. Any idea what i have? Tested neg for strep, on amoxicillin

Sore throat with pus, coughing up green mucus, chest tightness, runny nose, and congestion. Any idea what i have? Tested neg for strep, on amoxicillin

Sore throat: One of the symptoms you have (sore throat) is likely pharyngitis. If you were placed on antibiotics it is because the medical provider wanted to cover for streptococcus, a common bacterial cause of pharyngitis. The test done in the office for strep is not always accurate, so you may still have it. Interestingly, not all causes of pharyngitis are bacterial. They can also be viral, fungal, etc. ...Read more

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Can u have strep throat with no white just red swollen and so painful u can't swallow and green mucous ?

Can u have strep throat with no white just red swollen and so painful u can't swallow and green mucous ?

Red spots in throat: Yes, in fact with strep throat you often do not have white spots on the tonsils, but instead red spots on the back of the throat and back of roof of mouth. Also, strep can cause bad breath, a headache, stomach pain, fever, and a sand-paper like rash on the stomach. If you think you have strep throat, see your doctor as antibiotics are needed to treat. ...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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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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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?

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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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


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Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more


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