A 41-year-old female asked:
went to dr on mon due congestion.diagnosis allergies due to cedar.told to take mucinex (guaifenesin) sinus & claritin. yesterday afternoon lost voice & green phlegm?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Viral infection.: A viral illness is most likely. The cedar allergy theory seems highly unlikely to me.
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Need more: You need to get a nasal steroid +/- a nasal antihistamine plus some allergy eye drops. Although green mucus does not always indicate the presence of an infection, it may be worthwhile for you to see your doctor to rule out a sinus infection. If your symptoms are that severe from cedar, you may consider an allergy work-up as well to prepare for the next season. Good luck.
Last updated Jan 18, 2018
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