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Oughing up green flemin

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No have not and no new medicine

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Oughing up green flemin

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No have not and no new medicine

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had two espahgical reputure one in 2015 and recent one this October 2016

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 years ago
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Hello! My name is***** to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with the reply momentarily.

What is your age and gender?

Since when are you coughing green Phlegm?

Do you have fever, bodyache, sinus issue, headache, nausea, nose block or running nose?

What are your present medications?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
57 year old white male wensday afternoon have slight running nose some pain in chest I believe due to excessive coughing present medications are omeprazole 40mg once daily,simvastatin 20mg once daily,lisinopril 20 mg once daily,amlodipine besylate 10mg once per day,metoprolol 25 mg twice per day,baby aspirin 81 mg once per day, lantus 20units/ml once per day
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 years ago

The green phlegm may not be necessarily due to bacterial infection only. It can occur due to viral infections too. But if you have fever or body ache or excessive phlegm, an antibiotic would be required. Your symptoms may be due to sinusitis. Sinusitis is treated as following:

1) Nasal steroid; decrease inflammation and open up obstruction.

2) Oral decongestants such as pseudoephedrine are often helpful.

3) Topical decongestant for short duration.

4) Antihistamines; use only if allergic.

5) Steam vaporizer

6) Eucalyptus oil may help

7) Nasal saline irrigation

8) Vitamin C

9) Antibiotics; if nasal culture is positive and there are signs in CT scan or fever is present.

For treating it naturally; steam inhalation, nasal saline water (salt water) irrigation (can be done by Neti-pot), Vitamin C, Eucalyptus oil inhalation can be done. Following can increase the body immunity so help in overcoming the sinus infection;

1) Omega 3; Fish oil capsule and flaxseed oil capsule.

2) Ginkgo Biloba

3) Zinc 30 mg.

You may also be looked for GERD, which has increasingly been implicated in causing or exacerbating chronic sinusitis. The exact relationships and mechanisms are presently a matter of speculation, though. Omeprazole is good for GERD but may need to add antacids.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Should I wait till Monday to my primary care doc or is this emergency room quality
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 2 years ago

If the coughing is almost non stop, or you have breathlessness, significant pain or discomfort in chest, high grade fever, nausea, loss of appetite, you may consider going to emergency room or urgent care. Otherwise you may wait till Monday.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you for your timely adivice and explaination
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