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I have had a bad cough which followed a heavy cold and over

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Hello, I have had a bad cough which followed a heavy cold and over the last 4 days I have not been able to sleep for contact coughing and with this I am bringing up lumps of hard bright green phlegm. I have not been to work this week as its leaving me completely shattered and the coughing can be very heavy and quite violent and occasionally I sound like a dog barking so to speak? Has this become a chest infection and do I need to see a Doctor? Thank you. Jon

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Green phlegm with cough indicate a bacterial infection

You need to see your doctor as this will require a course of antibiotic to get rid of the infection

You can take steam inhalation and an anti histamine like Loratadine but more importantly an antibiotic is required

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