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What are you coughing up?
What have you tried?
What COPD medications are you taking?
If you have not tried anything, you should start with an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Allegra. Antihistamine will help keep your nasal passages dry.
You can also try nasal saline spray which will help your nasal passages drain.
You can try Sudafed which will also help dry up your sinuses.
Warm showers and a steamer will help break up the mucus.
If you are not having any fevers or chills, you should try to above regimen.
It take most viral infections about 14 -20 days to clear up completely.
If you are still having symptoms after 16 days, you should schedule an appointment with you primary care doctor.
Almost all nasal infections will clear up without antibiotics.
You should also use a neti pot.
Smoking, alcohol, and caffeine can prolong your infection.
The most important treatment will be saline nasal spray and antihistamines. Tylenol is also very effective.
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