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A 17-year-old male asked:

stuffy nose started of as a sore throat throat still feels a little dry not to bad but now i have a cough and really light green mucus?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Common cold symptoms: Nasal saline. force fluids, grandma's tea and honey, checken soup. Dark brown honey is an excellent cough supresant as is warm water gargles and Robitissin DM cough medication. Zinc losenges like Cold-Eze will help your body fight of a viral infection.
Dr. William Haehl
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Probably virus: If this has been of very recent onset, it is most likely a virus. Use OTC saline nose spray, throat lozenges, and cough medicine or even honey to soothe cough and sore throat. Plenty of fluids. Give it seven to ten days or so to see if getting better. Watch for fever, shortness of breathe, facial pain, ear pain. If those develop or your not progressively getting better then see you doctor.
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Sinus drainage: Sounds like your sinuses are draining down the back of your throat causing the sore throat and cough. Usually viral or allergic. Allergic is generally clear. Since green would treat with increased fluids, Vitamin C and zinc, and appropriate rest. If it persists , go to primary Doc for antibiotic consideration.

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