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I'm 28 years old and recently I caught the flu, like the most of my family. I had the standard flu symptoms fever, cough, discharge from the nose and some mucus while I was coughing so I spend a few days in bed for it to pass. The fever did disappear and I thought I was fine but in the past day or two I started coughing up this thick yellow-green discharge and my lungs began to ache when I'm coughing. I'm scared that it could be something serious like a pneumonia. What should I do about this?

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Yes it is possible that you have the pneumonia but the chances are very slim, your symptoms would possibly be the symptoms of an acute bronchitis rather than symptoms of a pneumonia. It is not uncommon that a flu infection of the higher respiratory tract organs could spread to the bronchial tree and cause viral bronchitis. Viral bronchitis is a serious condition but there is no cure against it and if the immune system is functioning normally it should go away within a week or so. If you’re coughing up greenish mucus then it is possible that the primary viral bronchitis got complicated with a bacterial infection on top of it. In that case you could be treated with wide spectrum antibiotics. In any case, if the symptoms don’t disappear within a week you should seek medical assistance since the complications can be serious and can ultimately lead to pneumonia.
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