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    About 2 weeks ago i had a bad lung infection but i was given antibiotics and stuff so it did get better. However i am still coughing up thick yellow phlegm (sorry if that is tmi ) which isn't healthy does anyone know why this is still happening? will it go away on its own and how long will this take? it dosent happen all the time but i can feel it on my chest (it feels loose) and then i have to cough the blob up

    sorry this is so gross but i genuinely don't know :getmecoat:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    About 2 weeks ago i had a bad lung infection but i was given antibiotics and stuff so it did get better. However i am still coughing up thick yellow phlegm (sorry if that is tmi ) which isn't healthy does anyone know why this is still happening? will it go away on its own and how long will this take? it dosent happen all the time but i can feel it on my chest (it feels loose) and then i have to cough the blob up

    sorry this is so gross but i genuinely don't know :getmecoat:
    Stop eating ice cream, lol blob makes it sound so cute i thought of this


    it should go away after you eat healthy right?
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    I would see your GP if it's still happening after the course of antibiotics. It is possible to still have to get rid of some phlegm after an infection has gone, but when it's chest related I think you're always best popping to a doctor because they can listen to your chest and figure out whether there's any infection remaining. If you don't want to waste a doctor's time you could ask your pharmacist's advice, but it might be that their advice is to see your GP.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    About 2 weeks ago i had a bad lung infection but i was given antibiotics and stuff so it did get better. However i am still coughing up thick yellow phlegm (sorry if that is tmi ) which isn't healthy does anyone know why this is still happening? will it go away on its own and how long will this take? it dosent happen all the time but i can feel it on my chest (it feels loose) and then i have to cough the blob up

    sorry this is so gross but i genuinely don't know :getmecoat:
    It can be multiple things but basically you still have an infection - I've had 3/4 courses of antibiotics for infections because they got complications like turning into pneumonia or something. It's becoming a big thing my specialist said - they're seeing more young people getting a cold or flu or something then when your immune system is weakened you get a complication or the bacteria isn't as easily killed with the normal treatment. Go back to your GP.
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    That is vile.

    Consult your GP. If you can't right now, it's probably worth phoning up the NHS helpline. They were of great assistance when I was getting side effects from penicillin a year ago.
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    lool unfortunately there is no icecream to eat in my house :lol:
    awwwhhh if i was coughing up those things i wouldn't mind at all xD it does look quite similar tbf


    (Original post by mscaffrey)
    I would see your GP if it's still happening after the course of antibiotics. It is possible to still have to get rid of some phlegm after an infection has gone, but when it's chest related I think you're always best popping to a doctor because they can listen to your chest and figure out whether there's any infection remaining. If you don't want to waste a doctor's time you could ask your pharmacist's advice, but it might be that their advice is to see your GP.
    thank you mscaffrey. I did go back to the doctors about a week ago ish and she said she couldnt hear the 'crackling' on my chest anymore which is true because when i breathe it dosen't like rattle anymore, however sporadically like after excersise or when i come in from cold air to warm air or just randomly it rattles and i have to cough it up so i think i will go back
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    lool unfortunately there is no icecream to eat in my house :lol:
    awwwhhh if i was coughing up those things i wouldn't mind at all xD it does look quite similar tbf




    thank you mscaffrey. I did go back to the doctors about a week ago ish and she said she couldnt hear the 'crackling' on my chest anymore which is true because when i breathe it dosen't like rattle anymore, however sporadically like after excersise or when i come in from cold air to warm air or just randomly it rattles and i have to cough it up so i think i will go back
    A chest X-ray or sputum sample is far more accurate, I've had 2.5 litres of fluid collapsing my lung and several doctors couldn't pick it up - they also didn't pick up the pneumonia or two other massive issues of my lungs.

    EDIT; these are all top notch doctors it's just the lungs are tricky and plenty of things won't be easily picked up without scanning.
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    It can be multiple things but basically you still have an infection - I've had 3/4 courses of antibiotics for infections because they got complications like turning into pneumonia or something. It's becoming a big thing my specialist said - they're seeing more young people getting a cold or flu or something then when your immune system is weakened you get a complication or the bacteria isn't as easily killed with the normal treatment. Go back to your GP.
    see idk if i do because when i had the infection my temperature was 38.5 and now it is just normal. I am just wondering that if the mucus sits in my lungs it will get infected all over again and yeah, the antibiotics were really strong and they took a while to kill it

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    That is vile.

    Consult your GP. If you can't right now, it's probably worth phoning up the NHS helpline. They were of great assistance when I was getting side effects from penicillin a year ago.
    lol ik it is but i cant help it, meh goblet cells innit :rolleyes:
    true, i'm just waiting to see if it gets worse, if it does then ill go back to my GP
 
 
 
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