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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?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 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.
Last updated Feb 23, 2022
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