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ive had a cold for a week now my flem is white but taste salty

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i've had a cold for a week now my flem is white but taste salty or vinegery and congestion in lungs never tasted salty before , whats up?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr PG (M.D.) replied 3 years ago.

Dr PG (M.D.) :

Hi,

Dr PG (M.D.) :

It would appear that your sense of taste is affected by the cold that you are having

Dr PG (M.D.) :

This is causing the salty sensation

Dr PG (M.D.) :

Regular steam inhalation

Dr PG (M.D.) :

Saline nasal drops

Dr PG (M.D.) :

plenty of oral fluids (avoid tea & coffee though)

Dr PG (M.D.) :

and OTC cough syrups should do the trick

Customer :

so its nothing to worry about?

Dr PG (M.D.) :

If the symptoms persist, or if you have high fever then you need to be evaluated by your physician for prescription medicines

Customer :

jsut the cough is worrying me a little

Customer :

i understand the saline will cause the salty taste but my girl friend doesn't use it and she taste salt too

Dr PG (M.D.) :

Hmmm

Customer :

so final answer is the type of cold

Customer :

ty doc i 'm sure as long as my flem stays clear i'll be ok

Dr PG (M.D.) :

That is a bit unusual

Dr PG (M.D.) :

:)

Customer :

i accept your answer and ty

Dr PG (M.D.) :

But I think that the present time you are alright with the possible diagnosis of respiratory tract infection only

Dr PG (M.D.) :

TY

Dr PG (M.D.) :

Do remember to press the GREEN accept button so that I am paid for the transaction

Customer :

ok i'll keep an eye on it

Customer :

was green now clear

Dr PG (M.D.) :

That is good news

Customer :

tks again

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