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Eosinophilic granulomatosis, green cough, taken doxycycline and a zpack, no pneumonia, emphysema

i have a rare lung condition calle eosinophlic gramulatosis i have been coughing up green stuff for weeks and i have taken docycling and a z pack the er says my shest x ray looks normal no sighns of pnemoniua so they say chronic bronchitis but i produce alot of mucus than they told me it could be empysema what the hell is going on with me
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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Eosinophilic granuloma is a lung condition where there is a lot of granulomas forming in the lungs and hence there is a lot of inflammation.
Doxycycline is a good drug but if you are coughing green color sputum then it can be a pseudomonas infection that may be troubling you and doxy doesnt work against it. Also if the sputum stays inside for a longer time and then it may degrade and turn green but whatever it is you should send one sample for a culture and then accordingly treat as per the reports
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