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I have brown phlegm spit out in the morning, what to do?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Brown phlegm

If you do not smoke you may have the start of an infection.
If it worsens and occurs more frequently or is associated with a fever or chills see your doctor or an urgent care. Mucous that is colored may suggest an infection. Most of the time it is a virus and just requires watchful waiting. Drink lots of fluids and eat well. You may want to irrigate the nose with saline 50 cc each side 3-4x/d

In brief: Brown phlegm

If you do not smoke you may have the start of an infection.
If it worsens and occurs more frequently or is associated with a fever or chills see your doctor or an urgent care. Mucous that is colored may suggest an infection. Most of the time it is a virus and just requires watchful waiting. Drink lots of fluids and eat well. You may want to irrigate the nose with saline 50 cc each side 3-4x/d
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