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at beginning of last week I had a cold and sore throat it was bearable until Thursday I had spots on back of throat and coughing up green brown mucus got antibiotics 3rd day and I haven't slept all nite im gasping for air not coughing up anything but heaving and spitting saliva I have ongoing problems with polyps in sinuses and suffer with sinusitis quite regular

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replied February 17th, 2014
Lungs and Respiratory Disorders Answer A46007
Good day!
Thank you for asking. Providing the history it is a clear cut sore throat streptococcal most likely and it needs a gram positive coverage like Amoxicillin or cephalosporins. Now the color of mucus needs a bit work up to sort out associated respiratory tract infectious aetiologies.
Now air hunger is not just the trouble, Your previous sinusitis histories and polyps histories make you a most likely case of recurrence superadded by the obesity and BMI of 42.5 when normal should be less than 25. It is almost double than recommended. That super obesity is the sole sound explanation for all the issues you are facing.
So my advice is seek an otorhinolaryngologist for current symptoms relief but you need a serious reconsideration of your weight and signing up to a weight loss programme duely recommended By FDA.
Seek help and get well soon. 3 quarters of your trouble will resolve with just a handy weight loss. It will take many 12 week programmes with a lot of monitoring and surveillance
Hope it helps

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