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I am having brown and sticky phlegm while coughing, is it chest infection ?

hi, im 20 years old male.. for the last year, every-time i cough i can taste phlegm . The phlegm is usually brown and sticky.. Ive been on many anti biotic which includes 1000mg a day. yet still no luck. Doctors say i have a bad sinus problem, wondering if you could tell me what my next step is??
Asked On : Sat, 9 Apr 2011
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welcome to healthcare magic.
you are experiencing a bad cough. for longstanding cough , TB should be excluded first.
specially if you are in indian subcontinent or third world country.Get a chest x ray,sputum test for staining and culture.Also have a complete blood count and MT for supporting evidence.
sinus priblem may cause cough but TB is to be exclude with caution.
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