Posted Fri Oct 14, 2011 01:05 PM
Posted Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:09 PM
This is the best advice - see a doctor - you have an infection and need to get it taken care of with antibiotics.
Posted Sun Nov 27, 2011 03:39 PM
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Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 06:27 AM
Also if you are a smoker...stop....at least for a while till you clear up. Stay away from dairy too.
The good news is from what I understand that once you start hacking this stuff up is a sign that your body is effectively fighting the infection and getting rid of that bad stuff.
Increase your vitamin input...D3, and also K (found in leafy greens...best one is Kale).
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 06:42 AM
Phlegm Color GuideThe color of phlegm can help diagnose a lot about the person's health. Different phlegm color, means a different type of infection. The following phlegm color meaning will help you understand the infection or cause better.
- White Color Phlegm: White or clear phlegm color means it is a sign of healthy body.
- Light Yellow Color Phlegm: Light yellow phlegm color is a sign of a well-functioning iimmune system. It signifies that your immune system is having tough fight within your body and is at the beginning or end of a sinus infection. It is a sign of viral infection in the upper respiratory tract.
- Dark Yellow Color Phlegm: It means a bacterial infection or lower respiratory tract infection.
- Brown Color Phlegm: Brown phlegm color meaning is often associated with people who smoke. You can find the phlegm mixed with your saliva. When you spread out the phlegm, you will find it to be grainy textured. This means it is mixed with dust and foreign matter due to damage to cilia commonly observed in COPD patients. If you are smoking too much, the phlegm color will be brown due to resin sticking to it. Just cut down on your smoking if you observe this, as it may worsen the underlying respiratory problems.
- Green Color Phlegm: Green phlegm color means you have been infected and is commonly observed in cases of pneumonia and internal micro-bleedings. The phlegm is green due to an enzyme called myeloperoxidases (MPO), that is green in color. It is present in white blood cells and bacteria attracts more white cells than viruses.
- Blood Color Phlegm: Blood in phlegm is a benign symptom of a bronchitis. The phlegm is normally streaked with blood. When you are coughing up a significant amount of blood, it maybe a sign of major illness such as tuberculosis. You need to seek immediate medical attention, if the amount of blood is more than normal.
This post has been edited by Eagle68: Sat Dec 03, 2011 06:42 AM