I've never had brown phlegm that I can remember. I don't smoke either. I've had this cough and sore throat since last Wednesday, but Saturday was when it got really bad and I started coughing up phlegm. It's now brown, and I'm not sure when I need to go to the dr. I have asthma, so I don't want to take any unnecessary risks, but I also don't want to go to the dr for a virus that he can't do anything for.
Does anyone know if brown phlegm automatically means I have a bacterial infection? Does anyone have any home remedies for it other than hot tea, mucinex, and humidifiers?
Answer by Nanixh at 2:17 PM on Jan. 3, 2011
Answer by ErinsMomma1 at 3:55 PM on Jan. 3, 2011