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What causes thick phlegm in throat and chest which is chronic?

What causes thick phlegm  in throat and chest  which is chronic?

PND: What your describing could be several things..But the first thing that comes to mind is post nasal drip. It can become quite thick and cause a lot of clear phlegm expectoration. If you find yourself clearing your throat constantly..It may well be this. You should see your pcp in case its something more severe. ...Read more

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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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What causes phlegm in throat and food stuck on it?

What causes phlegm in throat and food stuck on it?

Reflux: Phlegm in the throat associated with food may be from acid reflux. When acid reflux makes it to the level of your throat it is called lpr. In some instances chronic inflammation in the tonsils may cause similar symptoms. I rare cases, a pouch like space called a diverticulum(zenker's) can occur in the upper esophagus which can produce mucous and debris. ...Read more

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What's causing phlegm in throat april of last year i was diagnosed with having follicular lesions on both thyorids. Due to losing my health insurance, i wasn't able to have them taken out and now it seems as if there is mucas constantly stuck in my throa

What's causing phlegm  in throat april of last year i was diagnosed with having follicular lesions on both thyorids. Due to losing my health insurance, i wasn't able to have them taken out and now it seems as if there is mucas constantly stuck in my throa

The : The phlegm/mucous in your throat is more likely due to allergies, however you need immediate care for your thyroid issue as this may be playing a role even though the symptoms you described are not typical of follicular lesions. First of all, contact your local county hospital for free or low cost care. You can also ask to speak to a social worker for help in getting medical care. In the meantime take a daily antihistamine like Claritin or alavert. Also try Mucinex (guaifenesin) to help loosen the phlegm. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

Increased mucus: The viral infection of the throat lining (mucosa) causes inflammation and increased mucus production. The increase is sensed in the back of the throat and stimulates the reflexive urge to clear your throat, cough or swallow. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis cause phlegm to irritate your throat & cause white spots on back of throat? & can phlegm discolor your tongue?

Can allergic rhinitis cause phlegm to irritate your throat & cause white spots on back of throat? & can phlegm discolor your tongue?

No: allergic rhinitis won't cause white spots on the back of your throat or discolor your to tongue, it can cause irritation of your throat from the post nasal drainage , if you have sore throat with the above symptoms better see your doctor, also you might be a mouth breather due to blocked nose, that can lead to discoloration of your tongue, better see your doctor to help you with the cough & insomnia ...Read more

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Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec (omeprazole) but i can't get rid of cough?

Dose silent reflux in a baby cause a cough and phlegm in throat with frothy texture in a 4.5 month old baby he's on losec (omeprazole) but i can't get rid of cough?

It can: Reflux in infants is a common trigger for a cough. The Prilosec decreases stomach acid and may decrease irritation, but it does not stop the reflux, it just makes it less painful. With time and gradual assumption of an upright posture for more hours/day, the reflux and related cough decreases. It iften peaks around the 4-5 month period. ...Read more

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Does asthma cause you to have phlegm in your throat?

Does asthma cause you to have phlegm in your throat?

It Can...: Yes, asthma can cause phlegm in your throat. But, so can just a simple bronchitis. It really depends. If the phlegm is persistent, then get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

Can bringing up heaps of phlegm make your throat scratch and cause bright blood in phlegm?

Yes: Yes. Vigorous coughing can break small blood vessels and cause those symptoms. However, coughing up blood should always be evaluated by an MD. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more