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Far Rockaway, NY
A 41-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when you cough up a string thick green phlegm?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Infection: You may have a viral infection or a bacterial bronchitis. If the symptoms persist, you need to see your doctor for an antibiotic.

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Last updated Apr 23, 2014

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