I had bronchitis for 2 weeks wretching up tons of greenish/yellow sputum. I saw a doc at NJH. He is running a seris of tests over the next month. In the meantime I ended up having laryngitis (I think from coughing so much). The NJH doc gave me levaquin for 21 days. I took the first dose and it made me have some strange side effects so he told me to stop. Now I have post nasal drip and my laryngitis is still there although getting better. I have done everything for the laryngitis, steam, cool mist humidifier, room temperature water (about twelve 8oz glasses a day), resting my voice. It is getting better very slowly. Now I have a post nasal drip and I am coughing up greenish/yellowish sputum but it's from the back of my throat not my lungs anymore. I am going to try a nasal rinse today. I was wondering if there is anything else I can do outside of what I am doing already to help relieve some of my symptoms? I have been sick for about 3 weeks and it's draining me. I get little to no sleep because of my coughing.
(In addition to this illness, I came down with a UTI. The NJH Nurse told me to see my regular doctor for that, I did and he prescribed 1,000 mg of Amoxicillian for 7 days, I am on dose 1)
Do these breathing techniques and come back with your feedback.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 5 to 20 minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 10 to 20 minutes twice a day. Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Sounds like you now have a sinus infection, and the infected phlegm is draining to your throat, causing the cough. If the antibiotics prove ineffective, a Sinus Flush will clear it out. Saline rinses are only useful in the lower sinuses.
The Flip-Turn Sinus Flush is mildly risky, because you have to bend over to do it, preferably in a shower, but you can also do it outside on soft ground, or you can kneel down and lean over a bathtub with the shower running.
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