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?
Bacterial/viral. You need a chest xray, medical examination and aggressive antibiotic therapy: bloody, colored phlegm is always worrisome-please see a physician-ASAP.
Always get a flu (cough, cold, sore throat, yellow phlegm) within a week after exercise. A 1 hour gym class and I'm sick. How to prevent this pls?
Exercise/infection. There is some evidence that parameters of immune function can be slightly diminished with intense exercise but this is more than balanced by the beneficial effects of exercise. The probability here is that you are being exposed to classmates with infections that are transmitted to you, and not that your immune system is being compromised. 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...