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A 60-year-old female asked:

phelem stuck in back of throat?

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Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Postnasal drip: most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Steam inhalation will help get this up and clear the nasal-throat passageway

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Every morning I have dry crusty gunk in the back of my throat, why?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Rhinitis or GERD: This may from several things - 1) if you snore... Your mouth is open and the back of the throat (and mouth) can dry out... Very common complaint in snoring and sleep apnea. 2) this could be nasal drainage (rhinitis) (allergy or non-allergy related). 3) this could be a manifestation of acid reflux (gerd).
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A 23-year-old female asked:

What could raises bumps on the back or the throat be? They are not white. Constant feeling of something being in the throat!

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Dr. Edward Junn
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
It could be normal: It could be normal anatomical tissue called vallate papillae. But consult your doctor as it will be difficult to diagnose without exam.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have a lump in the back of my throat on the left side. What could it be?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
No simple answer: You need to check this out promptly....A good ENT can help resolve the question by a careful examination.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why do I have red dots at the back of my throat?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Red bumps: Red bumps at the back of the throat should be watched carefully, particularly if they are accompanied by a sore throat and a fever, or if they become white bumps or spots. Usually red bumps there are related to a viral infection of some kind and shouldn't last long. But it's worth knowing some of the causes and how to respond if they appear and then linger for several days.
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At first I never noticed it...A protruding bump in the back of my throat. I showed this to a doctor 3 years ago and he said it was normal. ?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Unsure: This cannot be answered from your description, however, if your doctor was not concerned about it, it likely is normal.

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