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Can you tell what sickness you have by the taste of your sputum?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: No

Both bacterial and viral infections can cause sputum to become discolored, thick and poorly tasting.

In brief: No

Both bacterial and viral infections can cause sputum to become discolored, thick and poorly tasting.
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