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why do I always have phlegm in my throat

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: The phlegm may be from the asthma, or from sinus disease, or from your smoking (if this applies to you). It could be an infection, or just bronchitis ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Caridad Santos
64 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergy: Do check with an allergologist to find out what you are allergic to. This allergen is something that you are exposed to constantly; ex detergent in yo ... Read More
Dr. Pedro Zevallos
50 years experience Pulmonology
There is hope: This is a very common complaint. Allergies may be a factor. Smoking, some occupations also could play a role. The problem generally is a chronic irrit ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Juan Guarderas
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Salt water cleanout: Chronic phlegm is often a result of postnasal drip. My first suggestion be to try to wash out the postnasal drip. A salt water wash out of your nasal ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Need: first to determine the likely etiology prior to treatment . Your local doctor will be the first step
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
38 years experience Pulmonology
Sinus/throat/lung/gi: Phlegm in the throat can come from infection in the sinus, throat, lung (bronchitis or pneumonia) and gerd. Each of these conditions can usually be i ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Highfill
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thick mucous: Thickened mucous can be from over drying the normal mucous in the throat with medication. Drainage from your sinuses or even reflux problems such as l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Of course: smoking over time causes damage to inner mucosa and cilia of your airways which precipitates into emphysema and obstructive lung disease, hence mucous ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Aoki
Dr. Jon Aoki answered
42 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Guifenesin: Hydration and Guaifenesin 1200 mg twice daily. Take with food and glass of water.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Mills
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus or Reflux?: Thick mucus in the throat is due to irritation to the mucosa. Generally this means either 1)irritation due to postnasal drip from allergies or chronic ... Read More

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