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Cold, cough, difficulty breathing, mucus discharge, green stools. Pneumonia or bronchitis?

I had a cold about two weeks ago. I took Zrytec-D only. I still cough from time to time, but it also seems harder to breathe somewhat. When I cough, it is a clear substance, sometimes mucas like. At the beginning though, it was yellow and green. In addition to this, I have had 3 stools that were green and no, I haven t been eating alot of green items like lettuce and so forth to cause this. Can I have pneumonia or bronchitis?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Hi Enlowsr,
Thanks for writing your query.
Zyrtec D contains cetrizine and pseudoephedrine which helps in treating some symptoms of sore throat.
If you are having breathing problem along with productive cough, you should get yourself examined and take bronchodilator/ cough expectorant syrup under medical supervision.
Steam inhalation will also help in clearing of the chest from the sputum.
Bile, which is green in colour, is secreted by the gall bladder into the intestine. It contains a pigment which gives the brown colour of the stool. If the bowel transit time is less, the colour from green to brown has not been changed and the stool appears green. This can be seen in diarrhoea.
I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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