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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

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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Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

Hard like pus in the back of my throat?

At your tonsils?: Hard white or yellow concretions in the tonsils are usually tonsilloliths or tonsil stones. Harmless although they can cause a foreign body sensation and contribute to halitosis. Exudate on the tonsils or throat may be an indication of tonsil infection (viral or bacterial). See a doc for thorough exam. ...Read more

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What do I have? Sore throat sneezing runny nose some flem and pin whole like holes in the back of my throat and on the sides of my mouth near the back

What do I have? Sore throat sneezing runny nose some flem and pin whole like holes in the back of my throat and on the sides of my mouth near the back

See your doctor: You may very well need a prescription medication, it looks like an infection, could still be viral, but you need to be seen, meanwhile use saline nasal washes and salt water gargles, good luck ...Read more

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What makes lumps in the back of throat?

What makes lumps in the back of throat?

It depends: It depends on where and what type of lump. If it is on the back of the tongue it could be type of lingual tonsil or normal tissue. It could be a blocked salavary gland swollen tonsels or in the worse case cancer anyway they should be checked if last longer than two weeks and are new. ...Read more

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What causes a minty/menthol feeling in the back of my throat?

Depends: This could be due to many things - such as medications, food, even use of body lotions/oils, or clothing. ...Read more

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Have sore throat around adams apple and in back of throat. Two yellow sacs in the back of my throat. No hoarseness or pain swallowing. Smoker age 29?

Have sore throat around adams apple and in back of throat. Two yellow sacs in the back of my throat. No hoarseness or pain swallowing. Smoker age 29?

Sore throat: There are multiple causes of sore throat but without further history and physical exam it is essentially impossible to have it diagnosed correctly. If smoking is not the cause of it, it is definitely a contributor. I advise you to see a local doc to go over that with him. ...Read more

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Phelem stuck in back of throat?

Phelem stuck in back of throat?

Postnasal drip: most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Steam inhalation will help get this up and clear the nasal-throat passageway ...Read more

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My son says the back of his throat kinds hurts, the back of his neck and lower back pain. Fever of 101?

My son says the back of his throat  kinds hurts, the back of his neck  and lower back pain. Fever of 101?

EMERGENCY!: Fever coupled with neck/back pain should be checked out immediately. It may only be muscle tightening from the fever, but could also be meningitis. Let a doctor make that call. Do not wait! ...Read more

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I have drainage in the back of my throat and runny nose, and sometime when I breath in the bottom of my right lung hurts, what's wrong?

Inlammation typical: Oftentimes this is narrowing due to inflammation in the upper airway. This can be due reflux or recent infection or post nasal drip among common causes. To get rid of the feeling, have to treat the cause... It can takes months to go away. ...Read more

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Throat feels uncomfortable at bottom of throat, i have constant mucas at back of throat and the right side of my neck aches sometimes?

Throat feels uncomfortable at bottom of throat, i have constant mucas at back of throat and the right side of my neck aches sometimes?

Viral URI: Most likely early symptoms of viral infection or Upper respiratory Infection. These can manifest in many different ways, including runny nose, increased mucous production, sore throat and/or ear pain. Treat symptoms with OTC throat lozenges. Should run usual course in 5-6 days. If symptoms worsen or last longer than 7 to 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is this metallic taste in the back of my throat?

What is this metallic taste in the back of my throat?

Gum disease? : A metallic taste in your mouth can be a sign of gum disease. You should see a dentist to get this evaluated. Other symptoms of gum disease are: • red, swollen, or tender gums • bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating • gums shrinking or pulling away from teeth • persistent bad breath. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat ?

I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat
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See a doc: Don't know you, history, age, etc. Could be acute infection e.g. Strep throat, viral infection, tonsillitis, abscess (pus pocket), less likely diphtheria; could be neurologic problem; could be tumor, e.g. Lymphoma, cancer; could be other stuff. See a doc, get examined. ...Read more

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I've had a pain in my throat for almost 3 weeks now, the pain goes from the back-right-underside of my tongue, and kind of stretches down my throat?

Throat Pain: Greetings. The tongue/throat pain you are describing should be evaluated. @ 3 weeks, one would think it should be resolving. Questions that come to my mind would be, do you smoke or drink alcohol? Do you have uncontrolled reflux? Family history of cancer? I'd obviously love to examine you to see what is there. See your ENT Doctor. Motrin 200 mg tabs. 3-4 3x/day X 10 days with food could help. ...Read more

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I have this red little bump in the back of my throat..Way in the back on the left side.. Where the throat opens and closes. What could this be.?

I have this red little bump in the back of my throat..Way in the back on the left side.. Where the throat opens and closes. What could this be.?

Most anything: There are any number of possibilities. It could be a typical tonisil tissue, to a slightly enlarged blood vessel, or something more serious. It is always best to have it looked at by a physician or dentist. ...Read more

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What is burning/cold sensation in the back of throat in to nose?

What is  burning/cold sensation in the back of throat in to nose?

Need more info: How long has this been happening? Does this occur only after lying down or after eating? Does this occur only during certain time of the year? ...Read more

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What can I take to soothe a sore throat. The back of my throat near my tonsils is sore and hurting along with my head in the back.

What can I take to soothe a sore throat.  The back of my throat near my tonsils is sore and hurting along with my head in the back.

Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Why is the back of my throat red?

Why is the back of my throat red?

It sounds inflammed.: Maybe you have a virus. Try this. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey, allow to cool some & sip. ...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