I have asthma and seasonal allergies (especially in the spring and fall). For about a month, I've had green mucus. When my symptoms first started, I had a low grade fever (treated with tylenol and resolved within a few days), extreme fatigue, runny nose, coughing, and excess (green/yellow) mucus. Within a week, the fatigue, coughing, and fever went away. I still had green/yellow mucus (mild) and an occasional cough. Over the weekend (a month later), all the original symptoms have returned (coughing, low grade fever, runny nose, and fatigue). I also have a hoarse voice, difficulty with swallowing, and excessive green/yellow mucus. At this time, should I seek medical help (I have no health insurance and an office visit is costly)? Also, I work with seniors (over the age of 60) - am I contagious (are they at risk)? Thank you!
You have really badly infected sinuses. Is there some free or low cost way of getting a prescription for antibiotics? This probably won't clear up by itself spontaneously any time soon.
I think it is all bacterial in nature at this stage which shouldn't should not be contagious in anyway. As a precaution use heaps of that alcohol/gel hand cleaner.
Please take care.
I would try to get treatment before you're around anyone with any chance of their immune system being low. You have to see a dr, you need an antibiotic. You should have health insurance now. Everyone in the usa is supposed to have it. I was shocked when I looked at the price of an office visit to my general practitioner was, without health insurance, but this has to be taken care of.
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