Question by  CoachC (28)

What can cause a painful cough with green mucus?

It leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.


Answer by  judithr105 (269)

When your mucus turns green, it means that you have an infection and must be treated by antibiotics. Infections are caused by germs, either contacted by someone sneezing and not covering their mouths causing the active germs to float in the air, or by touching a surface with germs and not washing your hands afterwards.


Answer by  Jack56 (408)

One of the main symptoms of chronic bronchitis is experiencing this type of cough as a result of an infected throat. However, it can be easily treated by staying hydrated and getting prescription medication from the doctor. Additionally, it is recommended to get plenty of rest to speed up recovery.


Answer by  Slide (87)

Painful coughs with thick green mucus is usually associated with bronchitis. If you also have a shivering fever and feel very ill, you might have something more serious, like pneumonia.


Answer by  cindy (1484)

A pneumonia is a very likely cause of a painful cough with green mucus. Bronchitis can cause symptoms like this as well.

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