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A 53-year-old female asked:

I have been eating garlic for 2 months in its raw form and about 9 grams per day . have noticed i am getting a lot of phlegm up and coughing lot why?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Garlic: You have developed a garlic allergy which has resulted in nasal secretions which are irritating your rspiratory system causing phlegm and cough. Stop the garlic and see your doctor or allergist for further treatment.

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Last updated Jun 13, 2013

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