Never-ending Cough!

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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 8/23/2011 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Someone please tell me you have experienced the following:  I was given a medrol injection which lasted about four days and I am now having tightness in my chest and a cough that just won't stop.  I was recommended cough syrup so I use that, but the cough comes back.  I do cough substance up which is light green in color (sorry if I'm grossing anyone out)...there is always a small amount that I can't seem to get up and sometimes all I have to do is clear my throat and there it is. 
I will end up back in the dr's office tmrw, probably for another medrol injection.  sad

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 8/24/2011 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have asthma?

Any kind of steroid can lower the immune system, making one more susceptible to infections. You should tell your doc about the green sputum and perhaps have him send some of it to a lab to determine if you have a chest infection of some sort. Clear and off white are normal colors for sputum but anything that is yellow or green can indicate an infection.
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