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Question: I have had a cold for 6 days now. I am coughing up yellow mucus and my chest feels heavy. Slept with a couple of pillows because breathing was tough . I do not have a fever
Do I need to see my doctor? Or just lay low?
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need to see a doctor...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It's good to know you are afebrile. But the presence of yellow sputum, the chest heaviness and breathing difficulty on lying flat suggest possibility of respiratory congestion. Therefore I will recommend to see a doctor for clinical examination. Blood count and a chest X-ray will be necessary.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
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Brief Answer: Need to see a doctor... Detailed Answer: Hi, It's good to know you are afebrile. But the presence of yellow sputum, the chest heaviness and breathing difficulty on lying flat suggest possibility of respiratory congestion. Therefore I will recommend to see a doctor for clinical examination. Blood count and a chest X-ray will be necessary. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards