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Constant Phlegm in throat, very itchy or burn throat, violent cough to clear phlegm and breath out deeply to clear phlegm. 2 weeks of these symptoms. ?

Constant Phlegm in throat, very itchy or burn throat, violent cough to clear phlegm and breath out deeply to clear phlegm. 2 weeks of these symptoms. ?

Drink more fluids: There are other questions that need to be answered. Why speech deficit and vision loss? If this was due to a stroke or other problem, The simple answer is to drink more liquids, especially tepid water and take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and an antihistamine to help liquify the mucous and decrease the itch. If it continues you should see an otolaryngologist to determine if there is a diverticulum ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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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 to do if I have a bad cough and flu, my throat is very itchy and What to do if I have greenish phlegm. what can I do?

What to do if I have a bad cough and flu, my throat is very itchy and What to do if I have greenish phlegm. what can I do?

Cough: It would be a good idea to visit your doctor and get a culture of the greenish phlegm as it appears highly suspicious for an infection. Your doctor may consider prescribing antibiotics as well as other treatments for your other symptoms. ...Read more

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My throat has phlegm and the doctor says thst I've mucous leaking and it makes my throat itchy. How can I get rid of the cough?

My throat has phlegm and the doctor says thst I've mucous leaking and it makes my throat itchy. How can I get rid of the cough?

Sounds like allergy: Lots of mucous, itchy throat, and cough---sounds like allergies to me! tis the season, as the pollen counts are soaring. There are 3 over the counter antihistamines that you may try---claritin, allegra, (fexofenadine) and zyrtec. They all have generics which are fine. Try one of these. If ineffective, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Have coughing fits from itchy throat for five weeks. Will almost cause vomiting. Allergy meds seem not to help. Cough stems from viral tonsillitis.

Have coughing fits from itchy throat for five weeks. Will almost cause vomiting. Allergy meds seem not to help. Cough stems from viral tonsillitis.

Post-viral cough: It is not unusual to have a persistent cough following a viral upper respiratory infection. This can due to inflammation of the windpipe (tracheitis) or throat irritation from a post-nasal drip. Treatment may include otc cough suppressants like Robitussin dm. You may need a stronger prescription cough med or a nasal med like a steroid nasal spray for a drip. Your pmd can decide which is best. ...Read more

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Had a cough all day, but now chest is tight, itchy throat, and trouble breathing. I feel weak. Anxiety from being sick or something else?

Seek treatment: You should be evaluated. If you have a respiratory infection with difficulty breathing, it could get worse and you may benefit from a breathing treatment to open the airways in the chest. Sometimes a cold with bad cough can also trigger asthma, or "twitchy" airways and can make it hard to breathe. It could be anxiety, but that should be considered after these other possibilities. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for about 6 months. I feel itchiness down my throat, yellow and transparent phlegms. What can it be?

Post nasal drip: Could be post nasal drip which is either allergic/infectious/inflammatory. Trial of nasal steroids/atihistamine/anticholinergic will help. Talk to your doctor about which of these would be best for you! ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...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