Coughing up Dark Green Phlegm?

Dark green phlegm when coughing is often the sign of acute pneumonia or a serious sinus infection. It does lean more toward a fungal or bacterial infection, which does require medical attention. It is the combination of dead white blood cells and mucus. An acute sinus infection also causes this as the nasal passages become inflamed and irritated. Medication is required as this will not go away on its own. Any time you have a cough that produces phlegm, you should increase your liquid intake.



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