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01/09/2009

Question:

I all of a sudden developed a realy bad cough and feel like my throat is swollen and like there is something caught in my throat. A few hours later to cough is almost totaly gone but my thorat is sore. I think it is a cold becuase when I clear my throat or cough I can taste the muccas in the back of my thraot. The taste is not very nice is there any way to change the taste of it?

Answer:

Yes, light lemon juice and water or cranberry juice and water break up the phlegm and its taste.

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Formerly:
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University