Mucous yellowish green.

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F age 63yrs yellowish green thickening stuffing congestive heart disease

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Do you have a cold? When you have a cold, your immune system sends white blood cells called neutrophils rushing to the area. These cells contain a greenish-colored enzyme, and in large numbers they can turn the mucus the same color.

You can also thin out the mucus with guaifenesin, a type of medicine called an expectorant. Thinner mucus is easier to get out of the body. Possible side effects of guaifenesin are dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting.

Thick green mucus is generally suggestive of lung infections. Patients with congestive heart failure are prone to get lung infections. Antibiotics would be helpful to get rid of the mucus. You can also use oxygen therapy, which is good to your lung health.