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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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Shortness of breath, green mucus, cough, lately runny nose. Had this for 2months now, tried everything but wont go away. Wasnt sick b4.What?

Shortness of breath, green mucus, cough, lately runny nose. Had this for 2months now, tried everything but wont go away. Wasnt sick b4.What?

See doctor: If you have shortness of breath , you need to see a doctor to find out why. It looks like you have an infection in your respiratory tract including possibly a sinus infection and/or pneumonia. Don't delay seeing your doctor any longer. ...Read more

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Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?

Headache stuffy nose with clearn sometimes colored mucus cough producing yellowish green mucus tired weak.. no fever no sore throat?

Mgt: If it continues for three weeks or more, it may be a sinus infection requiring antibiotics. Nasal saline, fluids are rest are advised. Virtual appt available for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could a mostly dry cough that produces thick green mucus each morning be for a smoker?

What could a mostly dry cough that produces thick green mucus each morning be for a smoker?

Chronic bronchitis..: This could be chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. It occurs mostly in smokers and is not due to infection. You would need to be seen by your doctor and have pulmonary function tests to diagnose this entity. There is no cure but there are treatments available. The most important step to slow disease progression is smoking cessation and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more

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Had flu(3 weeks ago) had tb(1yr ago), current X-ray shows clear. In the morning i wake up breathing hard, and i cough dry thick chunky green mucus, why?

Had flu(3 weeks ago) had tb(1yr ago), current X-ray shows clear. In the morning i wake up breathing hard, and i cough dry thick chunky green mucus, why?

Suspect sinusitis : I presume that the clear x-ray was of your chest. I would advise getting a ct scan of your sinuses. I suspect that you may have a sinus infection. You may need treatment with oral steroids and a stronger antibiotic. This is not likely related to tb. Good luck. ...Read more

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(33 weeks preg) been having a dry cough that produces thick green mucus, throughout the day could this be asthma related?

(33 weeks preg) been having a dry cough that produces thick green mucus, throughout the day could this be asthma related?

Get checked out: Green mucus commonly indicates a bacterial infection. Infections or uncontrolled asthma can both be harmful to your fetus; you need to be evaluated by your obstetrician or asthma specialist. ...Read more

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Acute bronchitis no cough. Taking amoxicillian and mucus comes out clear, white, or a little yellow. Use to come out green.Mucus still thick.Opinons?

Treatment...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to a viral or bacterial infection. A viral infection, not treated with antibiotics since they are ineffective, will run its course on its own within 2 weeks typically. A bacterial infection, typically associated with other symptoms like fever, cough with discolored sputum, body aches., is treated w/ antibiotics and runs its course within 7-10 days or so. ...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

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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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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