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A 53-year-old female asked:

My 16-yr ol daughter's had a cold for 3-4 days that's progressed to a bad cough. she's also having trouble swallowing. mucus is yellow and thick.

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: If her symptoms are getting worse and she can't swalled, it would be good to get her checked tonight.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Give her lots of: Warm liquids and get her a decongestant histamine with an expectorant. That should help her thin out the thick mucus and should have no problem with swallowing.If condition persist, please take her to her physician or urgent care since it is a weekend.

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Last updated Apr 23, 2020

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