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I have developed a persistent cough with frothy white & pink phlegm

Have recently moved to Singapore and developed a persistent cough about 5weeks ago (dry for the first 2 weeks, then small amounts of clear phlegm ) , it seemed to clear up, but today I ve experienced sudden, quite violent coughs with frothy white phlegm, and the last cough produced pink phlegm.
Asked On : Sun, 12 Jun 2011
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Do you have any fever. What is your Occupation may I ask. Are you a smoker. The pink phlegm would indicate that there is some bleeding in the lungs/respiratory tract, but since you have frothy pink to white it most probably is from the lungs. You will need to show to a Pulmonologist just to be safe. You may do Steam inhalation for relief till then.
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