Updated 12 May 2015

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Are you coughing and experiencing a metallic taste in your mouth?

This could be a sign the phlegm is infected, especially if it has changed colour to yellow, cream or green. It’s time to see the doctor.

Visit our Cough Centre for more on managing this condition.


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