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I have a severe cough and chest congestion coughing up

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Question: I have a severe cough and chest congestion coughing up green mucus
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You may need to use antibiotics.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

Severe cough and coughing up green mucus can be a sign of bronchitis or bronchopneumonia. Taking mucinex is a good idea because it contains guaiphenezine used to bring phlegm up.
I think you also may need to use a round of antibiotics possibly azithromycin or amoxicillin for 5 days.
Also keep yourself hydrated and also use steamy sink or room may help mucus delute and come up easily.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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I have a severe cough and chest congestion coughing up

Brief Answer: You may need to use antibiotics. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service. I read your query and here is my advice. Severe cough and coughing up green mucus can be a sign of bronchitis or bronchopneumonia. Taking mucinex is a good idea because it contains guaiphenezine used to bring phlegm up. I think you also may need to use a round of antibiotics possibly azithromycin or amoxicillin for 5 days. Also keep yourself hydrated and also use steamy sink or room may help mucus delute and come up easily. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.