Newark, NJ
A 25-year-old female asked:

Ive had a runny nose, congestion, sore throat, clogged ears, and a cough for 4 days. all symptoms except cough and congestion have subsided. but i cough up green phlegm now. i had covid last month, is this just a common cold or what?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
The illness may be due to prolonged COVID 19 infection, or a bacterial secondary infection such as strep pneumococcus. A course of antibiotics is indicated for sinusitis, if not resolving or if worsening. Watch for facial swelling, fever and shortness of breath. Retest for COVID 19 using an antigen test.
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