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I have a very heavy cough and cold and I am bringing up a lot

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I have a very heavy cough and cold and I am bringing up a lot of phlegm.this is turning from being creamy colour through to brown and now appears to be turning green.Should I be taking something?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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you might need a course of antibiotics.

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you need to see your GP doctor or go to an urgent care center and get your symptoms evaluated by a doctor

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it sounds like you need a chest xray and a sputum sample cultured to check for bacterial infections.

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green sputum could be a sign of a bacterial lung infection like a pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis.

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if there are signs pointing to a bacterial lung infection, then you will need a course of antibiotics.

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do you have a GP doctor or urgent care medical center close to you where you can be seen by a doctor soon?

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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you might need a course of antibiotics.

Dr. David :

you need to see your GP doctor or go to an urgent care center and get your symptoms evaluated by a doctor

Dr. David :

it sounds like you need a chest xray and a sputum sample cultured to check for bacterial infections.

Dr. David :

green sputum could be a sign of a bacterial lung infection like a pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis.

Dr. David :

if there are signs pointing to a bacterial lung infection, then you will need a course of antibiotics.

Dr. David :

do you have a GP doctor or urgent care medical center close to you where you can be seen by a doctor soon?