A 30-year-old female asked:
raspy throat making clear my throat often and a hoarse voice for the past two weeksand a half.also been spitting a very thick white sputum. ideas?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
The Phlegm: Two common causes can be causing this. If you are having nasal congestion or drainage, it could be caused by postnasal drip which is usually resolved by antihistaminics. If it is happening after eating spicy foods, it might be reflux symptoms which are usually resolved with acid reducers. Either way hoarse voice is not great, so seeing a doctor can better help pinpoint what is causing this.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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