A 37-year-old female asked:
When i get up in the morning and lean my head back and gargle with listerine, i spit out a brownish flem, does this mean i'm infected.?
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Dentistry 15 years experience
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Dentistry 13 years experience
Coffee drinker?: It's fairly normal for a bit of mucous (phlegm) to accumulate deep in the throat during the night. If you're a coffee drinker and like to consume your morning cup of joe prior to your listerine, it can 'stain' that brown. The heat from the coffee can loosen it up making it easier to come up when you gargle, but it'll still be brown.
5.6k viewsReviewed Jan 08, 2021
Last updated Jan 8, 2021
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