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Yellow Mucus Viral Or Bacterial
How do you know if thick yellow/green mucous is bacterial or viral and if antibiotics are needed? Don't want unnecessary antibiotics.
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
Can cough, greenish yellow phlegm/mucus and head/ear congestion persist for awhile after a viral URI? Feel better except for these things. No fever.
Maybe: without an exam, I can only give general information, but classically after an inflammatory process in the upper respiratory area, the body is more susceptible to secondary infection with whatever germs are there. Strep and mouth germs are the most common causes and these often require antibiotics. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Over week of sinus problems. Nasal congestion & a lot of pressure. Blowing nose alot. Today mucus is neon green, now egg yolk yellow is this bacterial?
Coughing up mucus from lungs. Its yellowish green and it tastes horrible. Does that mean it's bacterial or viral?
2 1/2 weeks ago developed bronchitis - 1 wk w/amox - dr wouldn't prescribe more - said this was prob viral - now it's in my head & sinuses & cough - yellow mucus & phlegm. It's prob still viral, right?
Bronchitis: Your infection may be viral but could also be caused by a bacteria that was not adequately treated by amoxicillin. If your symptoms persist, you should have your md evaluate this further. There are also other medications that could help your symptoms as well. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What are the symptoms and mucus appearance due to fungal lung infection (vs. Bacterial or viral)? How are fungal lung infections diagnosed?
Diagnosis: Mucus appearance does not give us diagnosis nor really give us a clue as to type of most of the time even the presence of infection. Lung infections with fungi are diagnosed when a person who had been to an area endemic for a fungus presents with symptoms, cxr taken, some clues are seen, and either a titer (blood reaction) or sputum by expectoration or fob, stains positive and grows the fungus. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Green mucus in throat, nose for over a week, with cough. Slight tingle in lungs. How to know if infection is bacterial or viral?
I have sore throat with congestion and have been blowing out green mucus. Head also hurts an ears pain little bit. Is this viral or bacterial? Pls hlp
Green mucus headache: It is difficult to say, majority of patients with symptoms like yours are self limiting and caused by viruses, i will wait and if dont feel better and have fever will go to the doctor.You can use saline nose spray and some decongestant like sudafed. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have a sore throat, bad cough, coughing up mucus headaches, ear fullness/pain/throbbing, weak body, nausea/some vomiting. Is it viral or bacterial?
Color light yellow, turgidity slightly hazy, specific gravity6.0,protein plus 1, sugar plus 1, pus cells more than 100/hpf, bacteria few, mucus thread?
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