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I do not smoke or feel real bad but this morning I woke up with my lungs burning and coughing abnormal tasting phlem?
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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine
In brief: Not to worry
Phlegm is not necessarily indicative of infection.
Even various colors of phlegm can be normal lubrication of your airways. The taste may or may not indicate anything. The burning sensation usually reflects some degree of irritation. You will have to watch and see whether it all goes away naturally or develops into something. Meanwhile relax. A good mental attitude boosts your immune system.

In brief: Not to worry
Phlegm is not necessarily indicative of infection.
Even various colors of phlegm can be normal lubrication of your airways. The taste may or may not indicate anything. The burning sensation usually reflects some degree of irritation. You will have to watch and see whether it all goes away naturally or develops into something. Meanwhile relax. A good mental attitude boosts your immune system.
Dr. Marc Hirsch
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