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hoping you can tell me, is lot of phlegm in the throat a sign of bacterial infection?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Maybe: There are a lot of reasons for a lot of phlegm in the throat. It could be a bacterial infection; it could be bronchitis from smoking; it could be allergies; it could be a sign of a lung disease like bronchiectasis. If this is a persistent problem, i would get checked out by your doctor or even a lung specialist.
Answered on Jul 13, 2014
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