See your doctor. It may be due to an infection but need to rule out a more serious cause especially if you are a smoker or have had a lot of 2nd hand smoke exposure.
I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus) and arm pain. The following also describes me: Chest congestion. Green and yellow phlegm with blood. Was prescribed zpak. But afraid to take. Is there a substitute?
Take as prescribed. This sounds like a potentially serious infection, maybe even pneumonia. "Afraid to take" azithromycin (Zpak) is not rational; it is a very safe antibiotic with few side effects. Not treating your infection is MUCH riskier than any potential problem from the antibiotic. Take it as prescribed; if you remain concerned, discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. Read more...
My 5 month old has cough and chest congestion and spits up mucus she's had this for 4 days should I take her in to dr?
Er gave me predisone& albuterol didn't have chest congestion now I do phlegm is crackling so hard to get out all I keep doing is coughing that it hurt?
May need antibiotic. It sounds as if you may have a bacterial infection brewing in your chest. The combination of steroids and albuterol may take care of some of the asthma like problem but the underlying issue may be an infection. You need to contact your doctor for consideration of antibiotics. Read more...