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Constantly have phlegm in my throat since june 2015. Im always clearing my throat. My throat feels like a tight collsr around it, lump feeling.

Constantly have phlegm in my throat since june 2015. Im always clearing my throat.  My throat feels like a tight collsr around it, lump feeling.

Allergy/Allergies...: 23 y/o Female says Constantly have phlegm in my throat since June 2015. I'm always clearing my throat. My throat feels like a tight collar around it, lump feeling. Sounds like Allergy/Allergies to environment, food, drink ... This could progress; best to see PCP or Allergist and identify cause/causes to prevent more serious results ...Read more

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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


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I constantly feel a tickle in my throat, wake with yellow phlegm and clear white phlegm from my throat, is this tuberculosis?

I constantly feel a tickle in my throat, wake with yellow phlegm and clear white phlegm from my throat, is this tuberculosis?

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. ...Read more

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My throat constantly feels like there is phlegm build up all around my throat for the last 6 months. Constantly trying to clear my throat?

My throat constantly feels like there is phlegm build up all around my throat for the last 6 months. Constantly trying to clear my throat?

Dry - Globus feeling: Hello, the sensation that you may be feeling could be coming from a condition called globus pharyngitis or possibly from dryness. This is usually caused by a reflux of juices from your stomach up through your esophagus into the area around your vocal cords. Possibly dehydration could be responsible too. Drink more water and if this irritation occurs over a long time, see your ENT doctor ...Read more

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Feels like something moving behind my uvula (far back of throat) weird buzzing in ears. Hard to swallow, throat pain, phlegm when i cough, please help?

Feels like something moving behind my uvula (far back of throat) weird buzzing in ears. Hard to swallow, throat pain, phlegm when i cough, please help?

Post nasal drip: It seems you have post nasal drip and other symptoms that can be related to a cold or nasal allergies. You do not mention how long you have had this condition. If it comes and goes, you need to tell your doctor and perhaps see an allergist. If it is mor erecent, use a saline nasal spray to alleviate your nasal symptoms, it will improve your post nasal drip. ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy watery eyes, runny nose itchy throat, cough, frequent throat clearing, and hoarse in the morning and had throbbing HA

I am experiencing itchy watery eyes, runny nose  itchy throat, cough, frequent throat clearing, and hoarse in the morning and had throbbing HA

Head cold: mostly viral, and will take its course, however you need to rest, hydrate yourself well, salt water gargles, painkillers, and may be decongestants, if no problem with high blood pressure, several combination medicines OTC can help, but read the labels carefully, if no improvement, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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My throat has been getting extremely dry and my nose is congested and keeps leaking into my throat.When I spit out mucus theres blood.Whats happening?

My throat has been getting extremely dry and my nose is congested and keeps leaking into my throat.When I spit out mucus theres blood.Whats happening?

Dryness: Greetings. All your symptoms MAY be related to airway dryness. If you have little water intake, the mucus in the nose and saliva production decreases. Nose or airway bleeding is more frequent. Sleep with a humidifier and drink more water. Nasal saline mist is also helpful. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Trouble swallowing, weird gurgling in lower throat/chest, feels like something moving in my throat, hurts when i swallow, coughing up lots of phlegm?

Trouble swallowing, weird gurgling in lower throat/chest, feels like something moving in my throat, hurts when i swallow, coughing up lots of phlegm?

Swallowing trouble?: Swallowing trouble can reflect problems when moving food from mouth to upper esophagus (tranfer dysphagia) or when moving food down the esophagus (transit dysphagia). Partial obstruction of esophagus may "hang-up" dry solid foods but typically allow liquids to pass. Motility disorders may "hang-up" both solids as well as liquids. Consider gerd, spasm, as well as eosinophilic esophagitis here. ...Read more

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Runny nose for 1 week&now can't stop coughin feel like I have flem in my throat constantly and voice is hoarse &coughin up green phlegm for past 1 day

Runny nose for 1 week&now can't stop coughin feel like I have flem in my throat constantly and voice is hoarse &coughin up green phlegm for past 1 day

Post-nasal drip...: It sounds like you have a post-nasal drip which is causing bronchospasm which in turn causes the cough. A prescription steroid nasal spray in addition to antibiotics if your doctor thinks you have a sinus infection may be needed to get this cough under control. You may also need bronchodilator and steroid inhalers to treat the bronchospasm. See your doctor for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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I have stuffy nose ,sneezing,itch nose,and dripping in back of my throat,?

I have stuffy nose ,sneezing,itch nose,and dripping in back of my throat,?

Allergy: you are having allergy sinusitis allowing the sinus to drip to the back of your throat. Take the proper medicine from OTC like Claritin, or Zyrtec, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. ...Read more

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What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more

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Is my GERD making my voice differently and phlegm stuff in my throat ?

Is my GERD making my voice differently and phlegm stuff in my throat ?

GERD and laryngitis: The refluxate from your stomach can come up to your throat and irritate your vocal cords which may cause change in voice.You can first implement dietary and positional changes and if this is not effective, talk to your doctor about your symptoms to make sure you are being properly diagnosed with GERD related symptoms before starting you on medications. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands, a sore throat with difficulty swallowing and mucus running down back of throat. When i've cleared mucus it's yellow /brown?

I have swollen glands, a sore throat with difficulty swallowing and mucus running down back of throat. When i've cleared mucus it's yellow /brown?

Sore throat: You have what is called pharyngitis, or a sore throat. This could be either viral or bacterial in origin. If you have a runny nose also, it is likely to be viral. You should see your physician if the symptoms last for more than 10 days, if you have fever that won't go down, if you are having difficulty swallowing, and if you can't take in food or water. ...Read more

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I started with sore throat .. Now I constantly clearing throat and mucus and coughing .. Stuffy nose . When I drink tea or coffee seems to make worse ?

Throat discomfort: Top diagnoses to think about this time of year would be strep throat, allergic sinusitis & post-nasal drip, all of which can be tied into each other. To help with symptoms, you can obtain an antihistamine like Allegra & pair it with a nasal steroid like Flonase, both are OTC. Gargle with Listerine. Plenty fluids. If you are having fevers and the mucus is yellow-green, see your doc for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why do I have a cough, sore throat, runny nose , sometimes stuffy and my ears feels clogged

Why do I have a cough, sore throat, runny nose , sometimes stuffy and my ears feels clogged

Sinusitis: You may have sinusitis due to allergies which causes your nose to run, causing a post nasal drip and cough. Also the mucus can backflow into your ears and cause diminished hearing or a clogged up feeling. ...Read more

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Hi I have two lumps in my armpit and I keep clearing my throat and making weird noises with my throat ?

Hi I have two lumps in my armpit and I keep clearing my throat and making weird noises with my throat ?

Exam: cannot be diagnosed online. Please make an appointment for examination, evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment. This armpit "lumps" may be axillary lymph nodes- call for an appointment today! ...Read more