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If you have a chest cold and bad cough with a stuffy nose and you cough up green yellowish phlegm is that a sign of infection?
Sign of Infection . Yea, you should get to the doctor to get that cleared up.. Here is more from WikiAnswers contributors:. That's a pretty clear sign of infection, but t…he good news is that your body coughing up the phlegm means it's fighting and ridding itself of the infection. Be patient, pamper yourself, and be careful about taking medications that suppress symptoms -- they may help you feel better but those symptoms are your body fighting the infection, so you don't want to get too much in its way. . Don't assume you need antibiotics. Antibiotics are overused, and you could develop a resistance to them. Then when you really need one, it could be ineffective. Check out the Web MD link for a New England Journail article on antibiotics for a chest cold. . It sounds like bronchitis, get to the doctor =)) ( Full Answer )