Posted by: Tiekie | 2009/07/17

Coughing Brown Phlegm

My 1 year old was first diagnosed with middle ear infection and after 2 courses of antibiotics the pediatrician tested and found out that she had an RS virus. 3 Days after she was diagnosed the first time, I became sick also with middle ear and as with her, the medicine did not help. I am assuming that I also have the RS virus. We are riding out the worst of the symptoms (it' s been almost 3 weeks), but yesterday I started coughing up dark brown phlegm. The cough is not persistant or irritating but I was taken aback by the colour of the phlegm. Is this normal? I am scared that my little one will also start with this. What is causing this?

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc


You most probably have a viral bronchitis. Monitor yourself and if it becomes troubling, consult doctor.


Dr Anrich Burger

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.