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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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Flu for 1 week, sore throat for 2 weeks. All is gone now but I have a dry mouth and feels like phlegm is stuck in my throat. Could this be cancer?

Flu for 1 week, sore throat for 2 weeks. All is gone now but I have a dry mouth and feels like phlegm is stuck in my throat. Could this be cancer?

Postnasal drip: It could be allergic postnasal drip that is causing your discomfort. There is usually no infection, but the tonsils and other tissues in the throat may swell. This can cause discomfort or a feeling that there is a lump in the throat. A correct diagnosis requires a detailed ENT examination. Successful treatment will usually clear up your throat symptoms. ...Read more

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Im a smoker. I feel like there is phlegm stucked in my throat. Is there something i need to worry about?

Im a smoker. I feel like there is phlegm stucked in my throat. Is there something i need to worry about?

Dry mouth stop smoke: Smoking can dry your mouth out and if you don't drink enough water (8glassesdaily) phlegm could form. If you drink hard alcohol it could irritate your throat and contribute to problem So STOP SMOKING ...Read more

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Feels like I have phlegm stuck in my throat. I don't smoke.I also burp all lot not because of over indulging food. Should I be worried?

Feels like I have phlegm stuck in my throat. I don't smoke.I also burp all lot not because of over indulging food. Should I be worried?

Maybe you should...: When taken together, globus sensation & air swallowing with resulting belching are consistent with stress/anxiety, but from here we can't rule out GERD, dysmotility, or even atypical cardiac pain. You did not provide us your age relative to age-appropriate risk factors for the latter. If any doubt or you know yourself to be at risk, please get checked. ...Read more

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Feels like phlegm or saliva stuck in my throat. Also on and off rapid heart beat and difficulty in breathing for 3 days now. What can be the cause?

Feels like phlegm or saliva stuck in my throat. Also on and off rapid heart beat and difficulty in breathing for 3 days now. What can be the cause?

Rapid heart beet: I would strongly advise that you have someone take you to the nearest emergency facility to evaluate and manage your throat and heart issues. Hope all goes well! Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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Phlegm stuck in throat all the time and blood in saliva in morning?

Phlegm stuck in throat all the time and blood in saliva in morning?

Possible infection: Tough to say, could be a minor infection, ...Viral v. Bacterial. If not better soon, get eval. ...Read more

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Laryngitis 3wks ago,Flu 2 wks ago.Lotsa phlegm stuck in throat since 3wks ago.Hospital-on nebuliser,xray shows lungs expand 2 much,pulmonologist help?

Laryngitis 3wks ago,Flu 2 wks ago.Lotsa phlegm stuck in throat since 3wks ago.Hospital-on nebuliser,xray shows lungs expand 2 much,pulmonologist help?

Emphysema?: The fact that your lungs expand too much would suggest an obstructive lung disease, like emphysema and COPD. Do you smoke cigarettes? This would explain the phlegm production and the refractory nature of your symptoms. ...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