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A 28-year-old female asked:

Woke up with slight sore throat. no fever or other symptoms. sore throat for 1 day. dry cough. tight chest. this morning coughed up lime green phlegm.

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Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Give it time: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory tract infection. Give it a few days. If you continue to worsen past 4 or 5 days of symptoms, then you may need an antibiotic. Of course, if you have any trouble breathing, you should get to the doc right away. Hope you feel better soon!

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