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A 49-year-old female asked:

What should i do for a strong congested cough with lots of phlegm sometimes green and yellow. post nasal drip non stop. worse at night no fever?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Depends: If the symptoms outlined have been going on for longer than 10-14 days, then this could be consistent with a sinus infection and likely benefit from antibiotics. If symptom duration is less than 10 days, then rest, fluids, chicken soup, etc until the illness runs its course.
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