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A 43-year-old member asked:

sore throat and severe coughing of yellow sputum?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Infection: A cough that is productive of discolored sputum is consistent with a lower respiratory infection like pneumonia or bronchitis. Alternatively, significant postnasal drip of mucus can be coughed up. A physician can assess the need for antibiotics and whether a chest x-ray would be helpful.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Sore throat and severe coughing of yellow sputum. What OTC is good for this?

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Dr. Myra Skluth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM : If you have a fever, you should call your md. If you smoke, you need to stop. Drink lots of fluid. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to break up mucus. Tea with honeyh and lemon will help your throat.

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Last updated Dec 25, 2013

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