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I have a cough milky colored phlegm and short ness of breath

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i have a cough white milky colored phlegm and short ness of breath could that be the beginning of pneumonia
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DoctorL replied 10 years ago.

It doesnt sound like you have pneumonia. With pneumonia you would usually see green colored sputum, you would also have fever and chills.
You may have and upper respiratory viral infection. Being that you are pregnant I would suggest you get plenty of rest, drink warm tea or soup. (a study recently showed that drinking warm liquids decreases the viral load by half). You may also try a Eucalyptus steam vaporizer.

I hope this helps. If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask.

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