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Flu symptoms, diarrhea, sore throat, headache, cough with dark green mucus. Treatment options?

i got the flu last thurs and fri throwing up and diareia... couple days later sore throte, couple days feeling terrible no energy fever on and off.... headache for a few days now... and now last couple days cant stop coughing and dark green mucus some ribs killing and headache like migrane chest hurts very bad cant get a breath.........
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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The coughing is due to the inflammation of the airway, increased mucous production and possibly some airway closure.
You may want to consider the use of a mucolytic to break up the mucous and allow it to be expelled easier. In addition medication to help reopen the airways maybe helpful. These can sometimes be combined.
Some examples of mucolytics are bromohexine, guiafenesin, acetylcysteine.

In addition you can used cough suppressant medications. Honey can also helps with coughs.

The persistent coughing would cause the rib pain, if this is reduced the coughing should be better.

If there is no relief then you may want to consider visiting your doctor for an assessment.

I hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 7 Oct 2013
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