What Does Yellow or Green Sputum Mean?

Q:
What does yellow or green sputum mean?

A:
When you cough up sputum (mucus, phlegm, etc.), the color of the sputum may be a sign of your health condition.

Yellow or green sputum suggests:

  • Chronic bronchitis.
  • Cold.
  • Dryness due to air.
  • Flu.
  • Problems with the respiratory system, including pneumonia.
  • Sinus infection.
  • Other conditions.

 

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