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Constant mucus in throat?

Constant mucus in throat?

Allergic rhinitis: Sounds like allergic rhinitis or if you're a smoker then it maybe chronic bronchitis. If you don't smoke, then it can be treated by avoiding allergens, especially pollen dust, and other household triggers or you may see your primary doc and be given a nasal corticosteroid spray which are usually quite effective. ...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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Flem in my throat and when i cough nothing comes up?

Flem in my throat and when i cough nothing comes up?

Post-nasal drip....: It is possible that post-nasal drip is causing your cough. Sometimes, post-nasal drip can even lead to bronchospasm which can cause coughing. There are good nasal sprays that can be used to treat post-nasal drip so that the cough will be less. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Sore throat, hurts when swollowing, ear ache and now just had blood in my phlegm ?

Sore throat, hurts when swollowing, ear ache and now just had blood in my phlegm ?

Mgt: There may be localized blood in the area from inflammation of the lining of the upper airway. I would suggest seeing an ENT specialist soon. Other causes include bronchitis, pneumonia, TB, particularly if you have pulmonary symptoms. Please avoid acidic foods/drinks and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash. ...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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I been having mucus in my throat and coughing ?

I been having mucus in my throat and coughing ?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include acute infection, (viral or bacterial) post-nasal drip, gerd, bronchospasm from any cause or even a combination of factors. Treatment is different for each of these etiologies so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, especially if your symptoms are worsening. ...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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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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Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Phelgm in throat: You are young for throat cancer unless you chewed a lot of betel nuts. More likely you have sinusitis, allergies with phelgm could try Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if it helps . May be indolent infection/ sinusitis like mycoplasma for whihc you need antibiotics .Since it is 3 weeks would get it checked out by urgent care/ doctor this week. ...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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I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

Post nasal drip: You have post nasal drip, you can use saline nasal spray or rinse, gargle with salt water & try to unclog your ears by closing your nose & mouth while trying to blow your mouth (valsasavas manouver ) until you see you 1ry care physician or ENT. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Well: Can't be several things could be a virus or allergic reaction. For specific diagnosis and treatment consult Healthtap for a video visit or visit a primary care doctor in person ...Read more

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Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Usually PostNasalDrp: Usually post nasal drip. Your sinuses (allergies, infection, hyperactive) drain mucus down the back of your throat causing irritation to the throat. There are also other less common causes. ...Read more

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Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.

Viral URI: Probably viral, but to be sure, go and see a doctor and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having chest pain, metallic taste in my mouth, back pain and I spit green mucus in the morning?

I am having chest pain, metallic taste in my mouth, back pain and I spit green mucus in the morning?

Chest pain: Metallic taste can be from infection (oral, tooth, gums, sinus), GERD, systemic disease, etc. Chest/back pain may be indicative of cardiac/lung problem, which may be much more serious. Please see both Physician and Dentist for evaluations. Symptoms my be coincidental, stemming from different causes. Go now. ...Read more

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Phlegm taste in mouth and breath. Pain in sternum. No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat. ?

Phlegm taste in mouth and breath. 
Pain in sternum. 
No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat. 
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Phlegm in throat: Phlegm in the throat associated with throat clearing and heartburn symptoms sounds like acid reflux. Generally treatment would start out with acid avoidance (citrus, tomatoes, peppermint, coffee, peppermint, etc) Acid irritating the throat frequently results in increased mucous and prompts throat clearing. I advise increasing water intake and consider starting an antacid. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe sore throat, pain in my chest when i cough, vomiting, and nasal congestion. What's wrong with me ? (white bumps on inside of throat)

Severe sore throat, pain in my chest when i cough, vomiting, and nasal congestion. What's wrong with me ? (white bumps on inside of throat)

Viral infection: Sounds like viral upper respiratory infection which can result in bronchitis, nasal congestion, and sore throat. Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea can also occur. The bumps are reflections of reaction to infection in back of throat. Sometimes get superimposed bacterial infection. You can always consult physician for examination to make sure of correct diagnosis. ...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

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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