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i keep feeling like i've got phlegm stuck in my throat on the right and a mucus build up in my nose but can't blow it out can only sniff and swallow?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hydrate well w water: or warm herbal teas. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m.
Answered on Nov 30, 2014
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Suggesting sinusitis: Would suggest saline nasal spray with few days of Claritin. If you start experiencing fever, facial pain or increased drainage let your physician know.
Answered on Dec 6, 2015
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Nasal saline: Try using some nasal saline. This can loosen up the nasal mucous and help with this feeling of it being stuck. There are many brands and types but try to find one that only as sterile saline in it and not medications. You can buy these at any pharmacy.
Answered on Apr 9, 2015

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