A 50-year-old member asked:
i constantly feel a tickle in my throat, wake with yellow phlegm and clear white phlegm from my throat, is this tuberculosis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Patrick Melder answered
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikley: Tb is more likely to present with chronic cough - usually bloody with a known exposure to tb. Unless you work in healthcare, have been around someone with tb, or travel to developed countries, your risk of contracting TB is low (real but low). I would think a more common cuase of your symptoms would be either allergy, sinus drainage, or acid reflux. Your local ENT can help determine cause.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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