Coughing yellow phlegm sore throat

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For about a year now, it feels like I have phlegm/mucus stuck in my throat and can't completely clear my throat. Also when I cough, its a lil wet and there is phlegm. When I started to have the problem, I went to the doc and he said it just may be sinuses and sent me on my way... but never went away. I went to the doc while I was in Basic Training in SC... then went to GA for 4 months... back to FL for a few months (where i use to live) and now I am in NC....
) I've been reading a number of posts here, in the archives, about phlegm in the throat. I have phlegm in the back of my throat all the time. I'm certain this is contributing to my snoring. One extremely helpful post said that constant phlegm in the throat is comes from congestion that is above or below your throat. If the congestion is in the chest this could be due to asthma. I'm not asthmatic, I don't smoke or live with a smoker, so that's out.
But for the last two weeks, I have been coughing up heavy amounts of phlegm, from clear to yellow, to light green and back to yellow. The cough is hard and uncontrollable and I thought it was a bronchial infection. When I laugh, I hear (and feel) a wheezing that instantly produces coughing and phlegm. My doctor can't see me until next week and people have told me it could be anything from pneumonia to tuberculosis.
This then eased a little however I still had a very irritable throat and incredible coughing and yellow phlegm, very little sneezing, which has now lasted for about two-and-a-half weeks. My sore throat and coughing have now eased almost two months after the first visit, but I still have stuffy sinuses. However for the last five days I am now having very loose stools/diarrhea. I also think I may be having a loss of appetite and may have had some weight loss.
My nose is stuffed up on one side and there is clear and yellow phlegm present. I feel like my cough is coming from either my throat or deep in my chest cavity. I can breath fine when I'm not having a coughing fit, never smoked, normal appetite, no pressure or pain in chest, and no sore throat present at the time. If you have any ideas or insight on what may be going on, comments would be appreciated. Thank you.
I hacked up a real thick sample that was directly from my throat, and spit it out onto a tissue. I noticed a streak of blood on the tissue mixed with yellow phlegm. I continued to try to bring phlegm up, and didn’t notice the blood anymore. Then, about an hour later, I once again brought up a real thick sample from deep within and there was a smaller bit of blood (I had to inspect the tissue very closely to identify it).
For the past few years now every few days I feel a lump in the back of my throat and after much gagging and clearing of the throat a very hard grey in color (about the color of chewed gum and same looking texture with about the same rubbery feel but harder) is produced with a very foul smell and taste. I cant seem to get rid of this problem.
It began in 1976 and re occurs every 5 to 6 years. I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out.
It is not dripping out but if I blow my nose there is a bit of blood. The rest of my symptoms (cough, sore throat, stuffiness) have been improving but would people say I should go to the doctor again, or let this pass?
I'm a 17 year old girl who is healthy, apart from catching the common cold every now and then. I have a touch of asthma but nothing too serious. I have just recently recovered from a sore throat and cough which my doctor just passed as a viral infection. Now I have just been left with a chesty cough which is what usually happens after a cold.
Time to see a specialist. Now I have difficulty getting my breath after coughing my throat closes off the air.Really scarey..
I still have this lil cough going on. No sore throat, fever and I don't feel sick. I am coughing yellow phlegm smh. My chest feels a lil tight and I been taking my asthma meds like crazy. The back of my throat itches a lil bit, plus my ears feel a lil itchy; this cannot be allergies its dec 2010.. I cannot wait to take my 6wk test and 1 @ 12wks.
Starting with a generally dumpy feeling, I then began seeing excessive mucous being produced. The phlegm ran the gamut of colors from yellow to green to brown over the course of a week and a half. During this week +, I had that "dumpy" feeling and developed a cough (particularly bad at night) trying to expel all the mucous. There was no sore throat at all and I didn't seem to be feverish.
But I am still having problems. Starts with a tickle like a pin *****, then like a crumb in my throat and the coughing starts to the point where I can only get a small breath in thru my nose.The tears, snot,red face and sometimes throw up. It feels like a spasm in my throat. Temp changes, quick breaths like if you get startled, deep breaths, smells, food and salt, even if my hair tickles my face,you name it. DH thinks it's all in my head, nope it is all in my throat.
I have been sick and have had the worst sore throat. I got better with all the other symptoms but my sore throat kept getting worse. Today I looked closely at the back of my throat and saw a white thing. I touched it and it came out. I slid my finger down the spot and several more came out. They were disgusting and smelly and I have been freaked out all day. I'm glad I found this site to calm me down. I thought I was some sort of freak and the only one. Lol.
I dont suffer from any sinus problems and i dont generally get a sore throat or produce alot of phlegm. It really annoys me and i would love to know how to prevent them.
The cold has since subsided, hardly coughing any more, barely blowing my nose and when I do bring up phlegm its a pale yellow now. However, my sore throat still persists and I STILL do not have my voice back. I am a female who sounds like a dude going through puberty. I HATE IT and I AM SICK of it. What can I do? I have gone to my doctor twice already for the cold and it is NOT strep.
It is quite embarrassing but most of all uncomfortable. I usually have a sore throat at some point in the day and usually it goes away and may reappear. The worst thing though is the forever feeling of a scratchy throat. Doctors don't want to listen to you though. They just want to push the steriod nasal sprays and prescription antihistamines on you. Tussionex is the only thing that has worked for me.
I thought i had a sore throat and then realized i couldnt have a sore throat if only one side of my throat was hurting and it is the right side. Its been going on for a week now but i havent took it serious because im thinking it will go away but i feel like there is something there on my right side because when i swallow it hurts. Maybe it could be my right tonsil but i dont know because my left side doesnt hurt at all.
follwed by 2 days of sore throat and now cough 1st day of had green phlem 2nd day yellow green...when coughing my chest felt burning and achiness then subsided until next cough. During the day my cough is feels irritated not to much acheing...almost dry cough. And not coughing at night. My toddler had same cold but seems to be getting better...mine is not . Do you think I have an infection now?
As long as you are not on a fluid restriction you should be drinking 6 to 8 8-ounce glasses of non-caffeine non-alcoholic fluid daily. Clearing your throat can irritate your throat and make it sore. When you feel the need to clear your throat sip some water to clear the mucus. An antihistamine can dry up the postnasal drip. However, it may make the phlegm thicker and more difficult to move.
I was sick for 8 days with the Flu. It started out with a low grade fever, sore throat, wheezing and lots of couching up mucus. All i have taken is Mucinex and Tylenol. Today, I started couching up blood in the phlegm which is a light yellow color. Does anyone know if I should be taking more medication or if i should be worried about this? i have coughed up a little blood all day. I went to my Doctor but he didn't give me anything for it. he just told me to get more rest. Is this normal?
i got a cold/virus at the beginning of february that lasted 2 days or so (headache, mild fever, mild sore throat), and then all symptoms went away except for a cough. i was coughing up phlegm but otherwise felt well. i went away on a pre-planned ski trip on feb 8th and returned on the 13th, this past thursday. i felt fine until the 12th (except for the cough) when the right side of my head felt like it was ballooned up, and i could barely hear out of my right ear.
I got really exhausted righter after for a couple of days and a few weeks later had flue like symptoms, night sweat and running nose and coughing dark yellow and green phlegm for a couple of days. Now I have mild sore throat, diarrhea and feels like something is stuck at the back of my throat that I can't get it out and feel tired. I am really worried, please tell me if those are symptoms of HIV. Thank you all in advance.
What started as a sore throat has affected my lungs, difficulty breathing,(mainly exhaling)(raspy sound in throat when exhaling) coughing up rust, white and yellow mucus. I start to feel better, and then bam it gets worse. now it feels like there is gross mucus trapped in my lungs, & i dont know how to get it out. Sometimes after i cough, the phlegm is so bad it makes me sick to my stomach. I dont want to go to Dr. to be told its just a virus.
Throughout that night and that next day I was coughing up yellow phlegm. I'm not sure what this means, but I really don't want to go to the doctors and waste my money. They'll just give me some nose spray, inhalers and send me on my way. If anyone can help please feel free to email me at tes_scott***@**** Thank you. Good Luck Everyone!
We had a virus with fever and sore throat that moves into a head cold with chronic coughing and sneezing. and when it seems to be setting down it moves in to the lungs flaring back up into bronchitis with coughing that would last for weeks. It will completely drain you and leave you weak and lightheaded. A number in our area that picked up the virus, were weakened to the point of contracting secondary pneumonia.
It sounds a lot like a sinus infection, i guess, but the symptoms aren't as severe as most of what I've read, and I don't seem to have a load of yellow phlegm -- mostly white, a little bit yellow, although I can feel things sliding down the back of my throat which means I probably have more phlegm than usual, but not to the point of coughing it up constantly.
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