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A 33-year-old female asked:

really bad cold with yellow and green mucus for two weeks. symptoms improved but cough still lingering a month later with clear sputum. is this normal?

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Dr. Qura Rashid
Allergy and Immunology 6 years experience
Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip is the likely cause of your cough. Over the counter Flonase 1 spray in each nostril twice daily and daily sinus rinses usually help. Hope this helps!

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