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Chronic Phlegm Throat
Salt water cleanout: Chronic phlegm is often a result of postnasal drip. My first suggestion be to try to wash out the postnasal drip. A salt water wash out of your nasal passageways on a daily basis can be useful. There are many nasal rinse kits available over-the-counter for this. If this is not adequate, then prescription nose sprays can be helpful. But there may be other issues, so see you doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What can I do to get rid of thick phlegm in my throat that is quite difficult to cough up as it is so thick , it is a chronic persistent problem?
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) MD: Thick phlegm can be thinned out with something like a mucinex, (guaifenesin) which can be found at most drug stores. However, if this is a chronic problem, you should visit an md to determine what the root cause of the phlegm is: reflux, allergies, post-nasal drip, or lung issues. Productive cough is a particular symptom that is concerning. Long term treatment of the originating problem will help you long-term. ...Read more
I have a chronic scratchy throat with light phlegm (8+ months). Not thrush, not acid (tried ppis / changing diet), tonsils swell every 4-6 weeks.
I have chronic phlegm. I have also hiatal hernia and frecuente sore throat . What condition do you think i have? And what woul be the best treatment?
Chronic chest,back acne, phlegm,often inner ears itch,pimples start to arise in abdomen, throat check shows lumpy round epithelial,What's the issue?
Different issues: Acne rosacea, and acne vulgaris are usually caused by propionic bacteria. However there may be folliculitis resulting from inspection of the hair follicles by normal flora/bacteria on the skin, which can be secondary infection resulting from staphylococcus species. On the other hand, throat infection is usually cause by streptococcus or Staphylococcus species, which are different mechanisms. ...Read more
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