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Hey, So I've had a cold for about 2 weeks (or liek a week and a half) and i never really had a runny nose or anything like that, it was just a lot of mucus in my throat and a general crappy feeling and then it became a cough with a little less mucus in the throat (but still a lot) and no crappy feeling. I have two questions:
1) I'm in Footloose and we open this thursday so im worried about still being sick, which would be bad because i sing a LOT of solos... I have been drinking a lot of tea and lemons and honey, i've also been gargling with salt water, does anyone know of anything i could do to get rid of the mucus? even if its a quick fix for right before i go onstage?
2) My director was like "if your coughing up anything colored you need to go to a doctor and get antibiotics because its bacterial".... my question is, what qualifies as colored? cuz i mean i always thought mucus was greenish/yellowish and that was normal. so should i only be worried if its like, turquoise? thanks!!

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Because you've had this cold for over a week, i'd say you need to see the doctor anyways.

As for the mucous, 'normal' colours vary from clear-white to slightly yellow. Darker yellow, green, red (blood) ... or basically anything that isn't clear-white needs to be looked into.

So, get to the doctor. Hopefully s/he can give you something to make you feel better in time for your play.

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cut out all dairy from now untill the show. it will cut down on the mucus. take lots of vitimin-C. and see a dr to make sure that its really cleared up before the show

break a leg!

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