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A member asked about a female:

10 year old daughter has a lot of phlem in her throat and has been clearing her throat nonstop for over a month now but it is not sore just annoying to?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raymond Blair
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Allergies v Reflux: It is impossible to tell without a clinical exam and more information, however if she is otherwise healthy and not on medications. It is most likely that her symtoms are allergy related and may improve with taking an otc antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) (weaker) or zyrtec (stronger, but more sedating). Another common cause of these symptoms could be reflux.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Many possibilities: Sometimes a kid will develop a transient tic, like throat clearing after an otherwise simple URI.The non-purposeful behavior can last up to 6 mo but usually fades. Kids can suppress it some but usually have little true control over it. It could also represent post nasal drainage (allergies) or mild reflux.If it bothers the kid have it checked out.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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