I caught a bad cold from my kids about a week ago and for the past few days I have been coughing up yellow mucus and I also have post nasal drip. The mucus was green at first but it is now thinner and yellow. I saw my doctor's assistant when this started and she said it was "probably viral" and gave me biaxin.
Why an antibiotic if it is probably viral???
I refused the antibiotic. I'm not taking it unless I know it is bacterial.
My question is, could this mucus I'm coughing up be from post nasal drip draining to my lungs? (which I have heard it can do)
I do not have a fever, chills, or pain. Just a cough brining up yellow mucus occasionally. Though it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth, yuck!
I plan on calling my doctor on monday (not his assistant!!) but was hoping for some input in the meantime.