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Mucus in chest. Is it bronchitis? White in color. Meaning?

hello doctor have mucus in my chest i have checked with generla specialist they have clear that i have either bronchist or elrergy problem after seeing my exxray. i hve used clamox,clarinex, guipsion like this but useles the problem is only mucus it comes a lot , its colour is either white or green type. can u help me please
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Hello and thank you for posting your query on HCM
You have mentioned that you are getting white or green coloured mucus/sputum.
The green coloured sputum is produced in infection with Pseudomonas, which is a bacteria.
For confirming infection with Pseudomonas you have get the culture done for the mucus.
Secondly, for a diagnosis of bronchitis to be made there should be cough with sputum production for atleast 3 months in consecutive 2 years. Bronchitis can be superimposed by various infections including Pseudomonal infection.
For, allergy there should of appearance of symptoms in particular season or exposure to a particular agent.
I hope my answer is of help to you
Thanks and take care
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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