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Have low fever with sore throat and spitting up thick green phlegm. Any cure?

Hi! I have a low-grade fever of 99.9 with a very sore throat plus I m spitting up thick green phleghm. I m starting to get the elephant on the chest feeling. I sneeze and cough. I received the flu shot in November but somehow feel that s what I m dealing with. Is that possible? I m taking an antihistimine with Mucinex DM + I m drinking lots of water. Is there anything else I should be doing?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Hi Terriburton,
Thanks for writing your query.

Sore throat can be due to some bacterial infection in the throat region.
You should first of all get a Throat swab culture done along with Complete Blood Count(CBC) to know more about your infection and the appropiate antibiotic.

Doing warm saline gargles will relieve throat discomfort.

Antihistamines will reduce the sneeze and the cough.
Mucinex DM will help to break down the mucus and help in its expulsion during cough.
You will need antibiotic if the culture report is positive.

Also get yourself examined by a Physician and an ENT specialist.

I hope this is helpful to you.

Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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