Throat infection phlegm

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Avatar m tn Okay so it started almost half a week ago I'd say.. I wasn't feeling sick at all, but for some reason I just started coughing up a lot of phlegm.. clearish to yellow colored. I don't smoke cigarettes, only on the occassional weekend. I do smoke pot. Anyways I thought the phelgm coughing up mighta been caused by some resin I was smoking, but they said that was black phlegm, not clearish yellow... So a few days pass of coughing up phlegm, and now I'm sitting here.. irritated...
Avatar f tn Wednesday and thurday as well i bad a slight cough. Then friday morning i woke up with pretty bad build of phlegm in my throat and i had some pain in my throat. Keep in mind this was about 3 in the morning and i couldnt sleep because my throat was hurting and it was itchy as well and i had to get up and spit like every 10 mins. So that night i went to medicine cabinet and took the last of some otc cough medicine that i had and then i was fine and was able to sleep.
Avatar n tn 1. Stop smoking, it'll only exacerbate it. 2. It probably has nothing to do with the vomiting. 3. You may have bronchitis, do you feel any wheezing or noises when you inhale? Also is the phlegm watery, or is it firm-ish? Yes it's possible you also have a bacterial infection in your throat. Go to your doctor, s/he'll give you a prescription for antibiotics. 4. For the damaged tissue, STOP SMOKING, and try Vix vapodrops or strepsils, they work for me.
Avatar n tn Hi, if your phlegm is green in colour it may be that you have an infection and sometimes with an infection there can be small amounts of blood and you should then see your doctor to perhaps get an antibiotic. If the phlegm is not green as long as it is not large amounts of blood then as jaja says it may be due to excessive coughing. Again i am not a doctor but i do work in the field of respiratory medicine. if you are concerned then speak to your doctor.
Avatar n tn Throughout this course of my illness, I did have colored phlegm most notably green to sometimes grey that I would have to forcibly cough up to clear my throat. When one aquires ARS, do they have colored phlegm like a sign of an infection?
Avatar n tn The antibiotic(s) you’ve taken may have been strong enough to suppress the infection but not strong enough or not taken for a long enough course of treatment, to completely eradicate the bacteria causing infection producing the discolored phlegm.
Avatar m tn ve been waking up and feeling very congested in my nose and throat. I end up hacking up brown phlegm to the point where I am gagging. My nostrils are filled with junk. After I get up, I start getting a headache in either my left or right temple area only. As the day goes on, I never hack up anymore phlegm, but I always am clearing my throat CONSTANTLY! Any advice? Thanks in advance!
Avatar f tn s an infection. Yellow can also be an infection, but usually you can still fight it off without an antibiotic if it's yellow. Green is a more advanced infection. You should see your doctor and get an antibiotic. If it were from COPD or CHF it would be clear or white.
Avatar m tn Around June 1st, I woke up with phlegm stuck in the middle of my throat. I didn’t have allergies or a cough. I took my temperature and I didn’t have a fever. So I waited about a week to see if it will go away. I took some medicine to clear the phlegm from my throat and it helped a little. I started to develop pain on the left side of my throat so I went to the doctor. He said my throat looked irritated and he gave me Ciproflaxin. I took the full course and the phlegm was still there.
1939530 tn?1323758027 What is clear that, whether one or the other of the preceding problems persists, you do need to see your doctor because, “the very stuffy nose and very itchy throat” may reflect a treatable infection that might also be effecting your lungs (bronchitis or pneumonia) or, if allergic may respond to a short course of prednisone and, if the vomiting persists, you may soon become dehydrated.
Avatar n tn green phlegm, it does means an infection PLEASE drink lots of water too!! GET TO THE DR and drink water!!!!
Avatar n tn t had any respiratory disease so far other than frequent throat infection(my doctor says tonsils infection). Sticky phlegm sticks to the back of my throat very frequently and i have to struggle hard to get rid of that. :( Kindly mail me at ***@**** if u find any solution for this.
Avatar m tn Hello, It could either be allergies which can cause the phlegm to form. I always have phlegm in my throat I was told it is due to a combination of allergies, asthma, and sinus issues. I get a lot of sinus drainage in my throat and ears almost all year round. Try taking an over the counter zyrtec or some other form of allergy medicine first. If it doesn't help try some sort of mucus medicine. Also talk to your primary care provider about it.
1719142 tn?1343009327 My first instinct is to ask if you are a smoker?? Have you had this type of phlegm before?? Do you have phlegm on a regular basis or is this a first time occurrence?? Do you have any kind of pain involved, either in your chest or throat??
Avatar m tn This time the soreness persisted the whole entire day. I went to bed last night with a lot of phlegm in my throat and woke up this morning with a lot of soreness and phlegm once again. I tried to hack up the phlegm. Most of it was clear or yellow. Then I managed to get a real good one... 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.
Avatar n tn What color is the phlegm you are coughing up? Green is infection. White or clear would not be infection. It could be allergies. Do you have trouble swallowing food and is food getting stuck? If so, it could be something more serious like a tumor. It also could be your thyroid. I would get a second opionion.
Avatar m tn i was suffering from a sore throat (no fever, no rashes, no flu like symptoms except a sore throat with phlegm)...I’m still suffering from it right now...(after 54 days from possible exposure)...I had an HIV test on the 28th day after the possible exposure...the test was HIV 1 and 2 Ag/Ab..the result was negative...I took two tests again on the 34th day...the two tests were: HIV 1 and 2 Ag/Ab and Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV) by RT-PCR,QNT and two tests results came back negative...
Avatar m tn It consists of glycoproteins, immunoglobulins, lipids, etc.Green phlegm means a sign of infection. Greenish or rusty phlegm or phlegm with rusty spots can also be a sign of pneumonia and/or internal micro-bleedings.It contains the above stated proteins and bacteria if infection is present.It does not contain asbestos fibers. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn Dear Dr, after a possible HIV exposure I had a swollen lymph node, sore throat and yellow phlegm. However I am aware that viral infections typically result in clear, white, phlegm whilst bacterial infections cause yellow phlegm. Does this still apply to HIV? (Furthermore, I only had 1 swollen lymph node in my neck, which again points to a bacterial infection as acute HIV would cause widespread swelling of lymph nodes). Thankyou.
Avatar n tn The infected mucus drains into the throat from your sinuses and makes you cough. Dark green and brown phlegm usually indicates infection, light green means it's getting better.
Avatar n tn It started off as a minor sore throat, nothing that really bothered me and a bit of a stuffy nose. Within two days both of those were replaced with chest congestion, tightness, and a wet cough producing green phlegm. Now its been about 5 days of wheezing and this cough i can feel the congestion deep down in my lungs. When i breathe i can feel the phlegm and mucus and i wheeze when i exhale. It is usually worse at night before i go to sleep. Im not quite sure If i should go see my doctor.
Avatar m tn I take tylenols to ease away my headache. I also had some dark green phlegm that I spit out when I wake up and sore throat too. I asked a doctor about it and she told me to take ambroxol (mucolytic) and some loratadine. She told me that I may be having some allergy attack. I finished taking the dosage and I felt a little better but I still have the same symptoms. Here are what I'm feeling the past week, I hope someone will take time to explain to me what possibly I have.
Avatar m tn Hi, your symptoms could be due to a post nasal drip, which can cause a chronic irritation in the throat. This could be due to a sinus infection, a cold or a chronic allergy. It could be sinusitis, if it is accompanied by nasal stuffiness and facial pain or pressure. Post nasal drip could also be due to allergens. These are substances like pollen, dust, animal dander, certain foods, insect venoms and certain medications.
Avatar n tn A comprehensive investigation including CBC, throat swab, allergic tests, X-rays, examination with a scope in throat, spirometry etc is required keeping all the points in mind. A throat swab and the phlegm should be given for culture and sensitivity to see what organism is causing the cough and what antibiotic may act against it. If it is viral or allergic then no culture will be formed. If it is due to air conditioning, you will have to use a humidifier.
Avatar m tn Do you have any white spots like pus in the back of the throat or tonsil area, had any fever? Usually, you get a fever with a bacterial infection. It could also be viral. But I do trust the ENT's they are good. It is possible that it is a resistant bacteria. Some how I'm not surprised at the GP giving you too much antibiotics and miscalling a lymph node in the groin area.
Avatar m tn Hi, I just had surgery thursday evening to fix my deviated septum, remove cysts in my sinus cavity, treat my sinus infection, and some rhinoplasty to also increase breathing efficiency. After the surgery, I noticed something tickling the back of my throat and feeling foreign/odd. After inspecting it at home with a flashlight, I can tell that some phlegm or clearish looking substance has attached to my tonsil and is aggravating my throat.