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i been coughing for 4 weeks now with yellow mucus and chest

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i been coughing for 4 weeks now with yellow mucus and chest burning when deep breathing , and only today my nose is runny
Associated fever,sore throat?
Shortness of breath?
Any other medical illness?
Are you taking any medicines?

Thanks dear.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
i got a fever 3 days ago but it didn't last , only 3 hours maybe , my throat is not sore but its hard to breath it burns
no other illness
no medicines
Thanks for providing additional information.
I understand your concern and it's my pleasure to help you in every aspect.
There are some conditions which could produce a chronic cough yellow mucus secretion like :
Lung or Airways Tract Infection(pneumonia or bronchitis).
Although there is usually a viral or bacterial infection involved, it is important to investigate if there could be other microorganism involved like a fungal infection.
Gastroesophageal Reflux ( in this condition, the stomach acid juices flow back into the esophagus)
Inflammatory Diseases like Sarcoidosis
Lung or airway tract masses or nasal polyps (which are benign masses in the nasal passages)

Consult the doctor who will evaluate you and perform all the necessary tests like Chest X-ray,complete blood count,ESR,sputum culture to determine which of these conditions is producing this coughing and yellow mucus sputum so you can be treated properly.
You should take OTC Claritin and Tylenol.
Also do saline gargles and steam inhalation.
Humidifier in room can be helpful.
Take Robitussin DM.
Warm liquids,bland diet should be taken.
Avoid fried,spicy foods.
And make an appointment with your doctor ASAP.

Hope this helps.
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