A 30-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

cough 5+ days, constant cloudy/yellow phlegm lodged in throat-occasionally cough up. sore throat, no fever, dry nose, no smell/taste & cracking voice?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be assessed: You have many symptoms of a virus or flu but should be examined to make sure you are not presenting with pneumonia or sinus disease. Hope you feel better soon.
Answered on Jun 11, 2017

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
U need 2 c ur doctor: As you may very well need prescription medications, as antibiotics, best wishes
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fredric Pullen
61 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold: Sounds like a typical upper respiratory infection. Take over-the-counter decongestant and cough medicine. It should be better in a few days especially ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 44-year-old female asked:
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 ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Usually warm saline gargle, local anesthetic lozenges (Cepacol etc) and at times zinc lozenges may be helpful. In the case of a viral infection, the ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month