A 44-year-old female asked:
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i had a fever, blocked nose and sore throat a week ago, i'm fine now except i have to blow my nose all the time and yellow thick phlegm in my cough.

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Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Normal: The last two symptoms to clear after a viral illness are drainage and cough. It may take 2-3 weeks for these to completely clear. If these symptoms persist for a total of 4 weeks then may be low grade sinusitis and need antibiotics to clear.
Answered on Apr 8, 2013
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