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Dalton, GA
A 19-year-old female asked:

I've heard that you should spit the mucous you have during chest congestion in the common cold. but i accidentally swallowed it!! what should i do?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 18 years experience
Nothing to do: It's unpleasant, but nothing will happen.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Nothing.: No worries. Your stomach acids will take care of it.
Last updated Jan 30, 2016

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