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constent green phelgym from back of nose?

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hi there need advice been snorting up constent green phelgym from back of nose threw to mouth for months like 6 months easy .tried loads diff anti-biotics and so far none hae cleared it up..its getting ridiculous as i keep snorting and clearing nose and its always green any advice please ..its driving me nutz to be honest ..i feel really ill all time...:-(


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replied July 19th, 2012
Sinusitis Answer A37255
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Green phlegm can be due to bacterial infection. Usually this would respond to antibiotics and causes fever. I suggest you stop all antibiotics after discussing with your doctor. Give your sputum after 48 hours of stopping antibiotics for a culture and sensitivity analysis.

Also, the sputum needs to be cultured for acid fast stain to rule out tuberculosis (TB can also cause green sputum). Please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!


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