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Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 in Lung and Chest disorders
Question: Congestion and coughing up thick green phlem.... started OTC Robitusin DM and Tylenol with no change. What can I do congestion and phlem?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Possible bacterial infection, need treatment with antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic

Green colored thick sputum is indicative of bacterial infection of upper or lower respiratory tract.
You will need a sputum analysis and culture, chest Xray and thorough physical examination. Treatment is with antibiotics.

Please be advised to follow up with your primary care provider for further evaluation and management.

Hope this answers your question
Please address further questions here
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Dr.Lekshmi
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