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What does it mean to have a lot of phlegm

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some infection: If one has a respiratory infection in the nose, sinuses, throat, or the lungs, the damaged cells lining the inside of those areas will ooze some mucus ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Toloza
30 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Irritation: Something is irritating the back of your throat (pharynx) or your airways ... Could be infection (pharyngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia), could be inflam ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Varies: Phlegm color can vary: sometimes it can be yellow, sometimes it can be white, sometimes it can be clear. "bad" color types, so to speak, are like brow ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Coughing: You might have some reflux coming up to your throat. Coughing is one of the most common symptoms of lpr, or laryngopharyngeal reflux. I would have y ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: Hydrate really well. Are you coughing the phlegm up or is coming from above? A decongestant may help. For people who had moderate to severe COVID 19, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Must be GERD: It sounds like you might be having heartburn related (gerd- gastroesopaheal reflux disease) flegm. Talk you your doctor.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Garlic: You have developed a garlic allergy which has resulted in nasal secretions which are irritating your rspiratory system causing phlegm and cough. Stop ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Cough remedies: Most medications and herbs are not appropriate for infants. Increasing humidity and keeping your baby well hydrated may lessen the symptoms and to su ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin can help loosen phlegm and thin secretions, making them easier to expel with coughing or clearing of throat.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Phlegm : It is usually due to post nasal drip and maybe related to an allergic condition that you Katy have developed. I would try an anti histamine and see i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: You asthma is out of control, seek medical help asap.

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