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A 27-year-old female asked:

Does the flu or cold cause dark yellow phlegm and chest congestion plus hoarseness, sore throat, and stuffy nose?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Mgt: It can cause these symptoms. If your cough worsens, please see your PCP. Flu may be associated with the development of pneumonia, but most cases resolve without treatment or any complications.
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