Have the flu. Coughed up some nasty brownish phlegm?

Just once??? If this continues or you have difficulty breathing, then see a doctor. A complication of the flu is pneumonia which can lead to discolored sputum, shortness of breath, persistent fever, chest discomfort, etc. A chest x-ray can identify the pneumonia and a sputum culture can identify the bacteria responsible. It would be treated with antibiotics. So, see your doctor if you have these symptoms.

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I've had the flu and a bad cough for a few days. Today when I cough up phlem there is a small amout of blood. What would l have irritated?

Probably not serious. Are you otherwise healthy? Was the blood pink or dark in colour? Are you better from the flu in every other way?
The blood could come from the oropharynx or the lung.
If you are unwell or if the symptoms persist you should see a doctor to evaluate you in detail. Read more...

I have the flu and cough up green phlem in the morning. Feels like its running down back of throat. Is this something to worry about.?

Possibilities... The flu is due to a viral infection and it will run it's course without treatment. But, signs of a possible bacterial infection that may need antibiotics include fever, sputum that was clear or white and is now green, breathing difficulties, worsening cough, etc. If you are having these symptoms, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. . Read more...

Hello, I recently had a case of the flu with headaches, diarrhea, coughing and body aches. They are gone except the cough and I just coughed up blood?

Hemoptysis. Coughing up blood is abnormal and should be evaluated by your physician. It may be from irritation or inflammation of the windpipe as a result of your recent respiratory tract infection, but it could also be caused by an ongoing bacterial bronchitis or pneumonia. Do yourself a great favor and permanently give up smoking. Read more...
See how it goes . If it was just a couple flecks of blood and it doesn't occur again it may be related to the infection you are getting over. . Read more...

I have been coughing for a week after I had the flu? Last week I had the flu and didn't cough very much. When I started to feel better I started coughing. The first day it didn't bring up much phlegm, the second day did though. The days after that I have

Hello. . Hello. Don't know how old you are or if you have asthma. I can't diagnose your condition. It sounds like you may have had a viral infection which may have developed into bronchitis. What is of significant concern is that you are wheezing every time you breath and your inhaler is not helping. Regardless of the cause, your airways are overly reactive. If you are having trouble breathing, you need to go to the emergency room right now. If your breathing is not labored with just a little wheeze, than recommend you call your doctor in the morning. Since you are not responding to the medication that you have, your doctor may need to prescribe additional medication, at least temporarily to reduce spasm in your airways. Take care. Read more...

Had the flu 3 weeks ago, lasted just over a week and since then have had a cough. Just recently I have been coughing up green phlegm. Is that bad?

Not necessarily. If you are feeling well otherwise this may simply be your body clearing out material from the inflammation. If, however, you have trouble breathing, fever, chest pain, or other symptoms, go and see a doctor asap. Good luck. Read more...

I received the flu shot a couple months ago but now im sick with an runny clogged nose, a constant cough along with spitting up phlegm, is it the flu?

This sounds more. Like a cold. Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired ; watery eyes. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken>. Read more...

Is this the flu or a cold. No fever. Congestion productive cough but with small amount of blood in phlegm. I have a sore throat and neck hurts.

Could be either. Symptoms of flu and routine viral respiratory disease overlap. If it is within the first couple days then get viral cultures for flu and start tamiflu (oseltamivir) if positive to shorten and decrease illness. Otherwise treat symptoms. Read more...
A cold. Most influenza illnesses are associated with fairly sudden onset of muscle aches, chills and fever, and many feel very ill. Most colds are more gradual onset, without fever, but with the symptoms you describe. You may have a viral bronchitis, which is NOT treated with With antibiotics ,which do not treat viruses. Read more...

How can I get rid of this thick phlem which is making me cough? Have had the flu but coughing too much its been over 2 weeks

Most . Most of the time this will resolve spontaneously after a bout with influenza. However if it is yellow or green, if you have fever or shortness of breath, or any chest pain, then you will need to be evaluated and possibly placed on antibiotics. Read more...