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Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: Don't worry.

Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment.
It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary.

In brief: Don't worry.

Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment.
It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary.
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