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A 29-year-old male asked:

5 days: thick green am sputum w/coughing turn more clear in pm, nasal congestion, swollen neck glands, no fever but fatigue. need antibiotics yet?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Probably can wait: It can take two weeks to fully recover from a cold. It's normal for snot to turn green and does not mean there is a worse infection.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: But other factors need to be known.........Tobacco/asthma/dm/ cardiac disease/severity of previous episodes/ immune status....
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Maybe: See your doctor for an examination to determine for sure if you need antibiotics.

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Last updated Mar 9, 2014

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