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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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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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Constant ball of phlegm in back of throat?

Constant ball of phlegm in back of throat?

Post nasal drip: This can be from nasal allergies, an allergies can help you , you need a nasal spray. ...Read more

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That feeling like you have phlegm stuck in your throat constantly?

That feeling like you have phlegm stuck in your throat constantly?

Phlegm that is stuck: A "tickle" cough can be a sign of post nasal drainage. Mucous specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the phlegm build up is related to sinus drainage. Also consider trying to sleep with an elevated head or with a bedside humidifier. All the best! ...Read more

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I constantly feel like I have phlegm in my throat. What could it be a symptom of?

I constantly feel like I have phlegm in my throat.  What could it be a symptom of?

Sinus/throat/lung/gi: Phlegm in the throat can come from infection in the sinus, throat, lung (bronchitis or pneumonia) and gerd. Each of these conditions can usually be identified and treated sometimes in combination. Sinusitis with antibiotics/decongestants, bronchitis /pneumonia with step wise asthma treatment/antibioitcs and gerd with antacid diet GI medications. ...Read more

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It feels that i constantly have phlegm in my throat and i can never get it out. It's constant what do you think it is?

Thick mucous: Thickened mucous can be from over drying the normal mucous in the throat with medication. Drainage from your sinuses or even reflux problems such as lprd. ...Read more

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I been coughing now for a few weeks its like I have a permanent tickle in my throat topped of with constant phlegm. Any suggestions?

I been coughing now for a few weeks its like I have a permanent tickle in my throat topped of with constant phlegm. Any suggestions?

Cough: Most likely cause is postnasal drainage down throat. Second is acid reflux. Third is cough, sputum, and/or irritation from chest. Each of these has excellent OTC options available at pharmacy without prescription. Nasal drainage can be treated with Nasacort Allergy nasal spray (triamcinolone) available OTC as of last year. ...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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Im having constant phlegm and constantly tryin to clear my throat but nothing happens . When phlegm does come up its extremely sticky and dry. It's been going on for at least 8 months. And definitely getting worse. Im really concerned. Sometimes it feels

Im having constant phlegm and constantly tryin to clear my throat but nothing happens . When phlegm does come up its extremely sticky and dry. It's been going on for at least 8 months. And definitely getting worse. Im really concerned. Sometimes it feels

You need to see: a clinician/ healthcare professional to diagnose and treat. If you smoke cigarettes, please stop or at least use E-cigs to avoid further breathing problems. You may have chronic bronchitis which is usually result of untreated asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or bronchiectasis from chronic infections, or other pulmonary diseases. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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

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