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What causes coughing up green mucus and throat irritation?

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Question: Yesterday I woke up with irritation in my throat, and as the day progressed, it turned into a cough that would sometimes produce green mucus if I coughed hard enough. As the night went on, my cough started to sound seal-like, and it was harder to breathe. I have no other symptoms such as a runny nose, or sore throat. The only thing I have is a cough that is producing green mucus and inflammation in my airways, which is causing irritation in my throat. One of things concerning me is the fact that I use e-cigarettes daily, which I have heard can cause abnormal respiratory infections. I was also exposed to bronchitis by a co-worker who has had to come into work sick for several days now. I would just like to know if you have clue as to what may be going on with me, and what I can do to make myself better. Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get clinically examined and investigated.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, I would like to advise that you should get yourself clinically examined and investigated.
Following investigations may be helpful :-
1. Complete Blood Count ( CBC ).
2. Throat swab culture.
3. Sputum examination.

You can take an antihistamine like Fexofenadine 120 mg once a day for relief from your symptoms. Warm saline gargles may also help.

Further medical management can be planned after clinical examination and report of the investigations.

I hope this is helpful to you.
If you have any further query, I will be happy to help.
Thanks.

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What causes coughing up green mucus and throat irritation?

Brief Answer: Get clinically examined and investigated. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing your query. After reading your post, I would like to advise that you should get yourself clinically examined and investigated. Following investigations may be helpful :- 1. Complete Blood Count ( CBC ). 2. Throat swab culture. 3. Sputum examination. You can take an antihistamine like Fexofenadine 120 mg once a day for relief from your symptoms. Warm saline gargles may also help. Further medical management can be planned after clinical examination and report of the investigations. I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any further query, I will be happy to help. Thanks.