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Stringy phlegm in throat

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Dr. can check throat: New throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some ot... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ram Madasu
29 years experience
Reflux: Phlegm in the throat associated with food may be from acid reflux. When acid reflux makes it to the level of your throat it is called lpr. In some in... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bruck
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Simple stuff: Cool mist humidifier, saline nasal spray and plenty of fluids, if persists or with fever see dr.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Gargle: Try gargling with salt water.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Phlegm that is stuck: A "tickle" cough can be a sign of post nasal drainage. Mucous specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Not really: Young babies do not yet know how to clear their throat or blow their nose so all they can reasonably do is sneeze and cough. You can help clear the n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Throat irritation: Usually from a viral process or perhaps allergies. Push fluids. Cough drop or lozenge can help.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
See a doctor: How long were you going to suffer with this? I would suggest going directly to an ear nose and throat doctor. In the meantime aggressive hydration wi... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Hard Phlegm: The most important factor is hydration. Take plenty of clear water and use a humidifier next to you, you can also take decongestant but avoid cough su... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Guarderas
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Allergies! other ?: Post nasal drainage with a stuffy itch nose and throat sounds allergic. With the current epidemic, cough with excessive mucus production is one of the... Read More
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