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Strep Throat Phlegm
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
Seek consult: Blood in your throat is never normal. Get an ent. ...Read more
Dx:strep throat 2x this month then chest congestion 1/2 thru meds. Is this normal and how do I combat it? Last lasted 5 months, lots phlegm.
Xray/CT: of lungs and CT of sinuses. No infection should last 5 months. I suggest a full ENT examination and cultures of throat and sinuses. ...Read more
My wife has a severe sore throat with phlegm. Been more than 5 days. No fever. Negative strep. Not getting better though. Any recommendations?
Pharyngitis: Since you are coughing up phlegm, your upper airway (pharynx)and bronchial tubes are inflamed. Please see you primary care doc for medications. Lots of fluids too. ...Read more
Sore throat 6or 7days now not improving.alot of phlegm in throat.no cold or flu symptoms.not strep!please help!very fatigued& body not feeling normal.
I have dark yellow bloody phlegm, no fever, chills, sore all over and no sore throat. I had negative flu and strep tests. What could it be?
I went down on a girl for about a minute three weeks ago. 5 days after the encounter my throat was sore and I had phlegm. Strep or std?? Sore to swall
Sore throat with phlegm for7days ¬ improving.no runny nose or other cold/flu symptoms.had mono in 2009.strep negative.I feel awful&fatigued.
Follow up with Doc: Follow up with your PCM if you are not improving, particularly if you are running a fever or if your cough is getting worse. Rapid Strep tests are helpful diagnostic tools, but are often falsely negative. A Strep culture is more reliable, but takes 3-4 days for results. Bottom line, if you are feeling worse, your Physician will want to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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