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My throat mucus that I am coughing up is yellow - ugly yellow.

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My throat mucus that I am coughing up is yellow - ugly yellow. My nose mucus is clear. I've been sick for 6 days and thought I was getting better but maybe I'm not getting better. Itchy throat. coughing. stuffy nose(all the time). I've taken ibuprofen diphenhydramine to sleep for two nights. now my head is slightly hot and i keep sweating - well it is hot outside but i feel hotter inside my head.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

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Do you have a fever?

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Any other symptoms at all?

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do you have any medical problems or take any medication?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
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Dr. Rick : Hi. My name isXXXXX and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Dr. Rick : Do you have a fever?
Dr. Rick : Any other symptoms at all?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
maybe slight fever - stuffy nose - head ache. tired. no medical problems. no medication.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Cesar,

Since things have gotten worse and you are now coughing up ugly mucus it is possible that, while this whole thing may have started out as an allergy, it has now progressed to a bacterial infection.

In order to get better you really need to see an MD and, possibly, be started on oral antibiotics.

As it is a holiday today, I think you will be OK to wait until tomorrow to see your doctor rather then going to the ER.

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