For 3 weeks now I've been having this problem. I'm confused as to what I have, can someone please help me out.
I had a tonsilitis and thought it was one of those normal symptoms caused by my feeling that I was going down with a flu. Never had a fever. I felt feverish though. In the earlier stages of I felt a bad case of headache especially after waking up. I take tylenols to ease away my headache. I also had some dark green phlegm that I spit out when I wake up and sore throat too.
I asked a doctor about it and she told me to take ambroxol (mucolytic) and some loratadine. She told me that I may be having some allergy attack. I finished taking the dosage and I felt a little better but I still have the same symptoms.
Here are what I'm feeling the past week, I hope someone will take time to explain to me what possibly I have.
I have a bad case of tonsilitis (actually, I don't know if its tonsilitis. I dont know how to distinguish a normal sized tonsils from an inflamed one. I just have difficulty swallowing thats why I think its tonsilitis) and I feel some soreness in my nasal cavity when I wake up. I also spit a dark green phlegm upon waking up. The rest of the day however, my tonsils go back to normal and I don't have any pain when swallowing. My sore throat also eases, and I no longer spit out dark green phlegm. I no longer have a headache. The rest of the day however, I feel normal. No sore throat, no dark green phlegm, etc.
Do you think this is just an allergy attack that's why I feel them upon waking up. Or should I be worried and go to an eent specialist ASAP?
Thanks a lot to all those who will take time to answer me.
Green or yellow phlem is usually a sign of infection - whether it be from your sinuses or your throat. I would suggest going to your primary care doctor and telling them your symptoms and see about getting an antibiotic.
I only get the dark green/yellow phlegm when I wake up. The rest of the day, it seems normal color... I mean transparent with a little whitish bubble, but it feels a lot more stickier than normal spit.
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