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Flem In The Back Of My Throat
Ear, nose and throat: Hello. First I would recommend drinking enough water every day. If we lack fluid intake, the mucus is less mobile and becomes stagnant. Second begin OTC Nasacort. This medication is water based and will help reduce intranasal inflammation and help with your Eustachian tube and ear symptoms. This will also help with the congestion and mucus. ...Read more
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
I have had flem forming in the back of my throat & down my throat for a while now. I hack it up quite often & it is starting to worry/bother me.
Hi for a few months now I have thick phlegm in the back of my throat and its hard and that makes it difficult to get it out. Its dark green and pink?
Throat phlegm: Throat phlegm is often ropey saliva. This is affected by dehydration, infection and certain foods. Easiest fix is to increase h2o intake by a liter a day. Non- alcoholic mouth washes are useuful as well. Brushing your teeth 3-4times a day is important. Any of the causes can create bad breath. Infection will become evident and needs treatment. ...Read more
I've been having a really bad rotten taste in the back of my throat. I started producing thick, white phlegm/mucus. What could this be?
Infection: You could have an infection of the tonsil or sinus. Be checked by a doctor. ...Read more
My only symptom is sore throet but when I look at my throat I can see phlegm stuck at the back of my throat?
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol can decrease throat pain. ...Read more
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