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Loss of voice, green phlegm from throat, swollen glands, running nose, dry cough. Cure?

Good Morning Dr. XXXXX. I have lost my voice and occasionally I can pull up green phlegm out of my throat . It has been going on about a week and my glands on my neck do not appear to be swollen. This has lasted about a week. I have an inconsistent runny nose and occasionally a dry cough . Do I need antibiotics or will this just work itself out?
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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HI, welcome to health care magic

In most cases the illness is viral, the presence of green sputum does not mean that the illness is bacterial. Green sputum occurs in viral illnesses as well.
You can use a mucolytic to help break up the mucus, rest your voice, drink fluids, you can also use a cough suppressant to help with the cough.

If you continue to feel unwell, you should consider visiting your doctor

I hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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