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Had flu, cold, sore throat, runny nose, cough, phlegm. Treatment?

Over 2 months ago I got a flu/cold. After the sore throat and runny nose, I developed a cough. The cough lasted a few days and I produced a fair amount of phlegm. Its been over 7 weeks since the cough stopped but I am still producing phlegm. I thought it would eventually stop but it hasn't. I don't have any fever/high temperature,no cough, just producing phlegm.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Hi, Thanks for your query, Get plenty of rest and drink a lot of fluids.
Gargle with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt per glass of water).
Suck on throat lozenges or hard candy.
Suck on frozen treats (such as Popsicles).
Use a humidifier.
Sip chicken broth, or try warm tea with honey, which has been a long-standing and comforting remedy.
To help relieve the pain, apply a warm heating pad or compress to your throat.
Try steam inhalations to ease the pain. Run very hot water in a sink. With a towel draped over your head to trap the steam, lean over the sink while the hot water is running. Breathe deeply through your mouth and nose for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat several times a day. Always be careful not to burn yourself with the hot water or steam.
Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen or naproxen for pain relief. with best wishes, Regards, Dr.D.P.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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