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Excessive mucus with yellow phlegm, have allergy problem. Took mucinex. Any permanent cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:I have XXXXXXX having excessive mucus for the whole year
User:in the morning the phlegm is yellow and then it clears up
Doctor:Do you have any history of allergy?
User:I spoke to my MD about this and she says just use Mucinex but that does not work
User:yes I do
Doctor:If it is allergic in nature. Taking mucinex will work, but temporarily. It will not solve the problem.
User:online it says that the mucus shouldn't be yellow
User:Im not sure what im allergic too
Doctor:Yellow mucus suggests the possibility of infection in already pent up secretion.
User:should i be concerned about this production of mucus
User:oh ok
Doctor:You can go for allergy test under your pulmonologist guidance to find out the exact triggering allergens like dust, pollens, food, etc.
User:ok do i have to go on Antibiotics
Doctor:Treatment of allergy is basically preventive.
User:oh ok
Doctor:Antibiotics can be given in case of infection which needs to be confirmed by culture of secretions.
User:ok Ill set an appt with mydoctor
Doctor:If you have additional symptoms like fever, bodyache which suggests infection, you can consult your GP.
User:i cant deal with this nuisance any more
Doctor:I can understand your concern.
User:no fever
User:ok well thanks
User:happy new year
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:do you know any cleansing that I can do to help
Doctor:Can you please elaborate on cleansing?
User:well in my culture we utilize a lot of herbs
User:but in XXXXXXX there not so plenteous in herbal usage
User:these things help toclean the system
Doctor:As I am a allopathic doctor, I am personally not aware of these kind of treatments.
User:oh i see
Doctor:Treatment like Ayurveda involves lot of herbs, and is effective for such diseases.
Doctor:But, I do not know availability of such treatment in US.
User:oh k
User:thanks bye now
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me. Wish you happy new year too.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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