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I Feel Like I Have Phlegm Stuck In My Throat
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
Hi! I am a smoker. I feel like i always have phlegm stucked i my throat. Is there something i need to be worried about?
Yes, there is: ANYBODY who is a smoker has something to worry about. If you are chronically producing mucus (phlegm) that is an indication that the smoking is causing inflammation in your air passages, which is the beginning of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. See your doctor and please quit smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Sinus/throat/lung/gi: Phlegm in the throat can come from infection in the sinus, throat, lung (bronchitis or pneumonia) and gerd. Each of these conditions can usually be identified and treated sometimes in combination. Sinusitis with antibiotics/decongestants, bronchitis /pneumonia with step wise asthma treatment/antibioitcs and gerd with antacid diet GI medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting this constant phlegm stuck in my throat and I feel like I keep needing to swallow all the time, what could be the cause of it?
I'hv stop smoking for the past 7 months. Recently i always encounter like a phlegm stuck in my throat.if i manage to get it out, its thick n black dot?
Why do I constantly feel like I have phlegm in my throat? There is always mucus in my nose and throat and sometimes it affects my sleep.
Phlegm: You and 31 million other persons have this. Fancy name is mucociliary clearance - look that up. Your nasal cilia are not doing their job of moving bacteria out of the nose/sinuses. try Humming - low tone like "ooommmm" and songs Drink green tea warm, not too hot Increase fluid intake if not clear, consider pulsed nasal/sinus irrigation to restore good cilia movement. (see Hydro Pulse™) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I keep feeling like I've got phlegm stuck in my throat on the right and a mucus build up in my nose but can't blow it out can only sniff and swallow?
Nasal saline: Try using some nasal saline. This can loosen up the nasal mucous and help with this feeling of it being stuck. There are many brands and types but try to find one that only as sterile saline in it and not medications. You can buy these at any pharmacy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is phlegm stuck in my throat.It formed in my throat at the end of 2009 during a cold. How do I get rid of it. I have been to the doc but no help?
Globus: Globus (lump sensation) which persists should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist with a small in office flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy (small scope). There are multiple causes including: allergies, reflux, cysts, tumors, neurologic causes, external (thyroid) compression. The treatment will be contingent on the diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi I have phlegm stuck in my throat, which is causing me difficulty to swallow and airway seems blocked. Difficult to breathe.
Cough: You might need nebulizations with saline solution ...Read more
My TSH is 0.25(l)after eating my throat get irritating &phlegm stuck in my throat.Wat I have to eat to get normal.I could'nt sleep feel heavy breath?
Not related: I'm not sure if your throat issue has anything to do with your thyroid. Your TSH is low, but looks as if you just changed dose from 100-->75mcg. I bet your throat issue has more to do with allergies or asthma or some other condition. I see you are on prednisone, maybe related to that condition? See a doctor for throat and neck exam and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I noticed blood in my phlegm, now it feels like there is something stuck in my throat, what is this?
I'v had a phlegm/mucus problem for 4 years on going. It is now making it really hard for me to breathe and it feels stuck in my throat, cnt clear it. ?
Too long: check with your doc. Ask about nasopharyngolaryngoscopy. No big deal but will give you an answer. ...Read more
I have a constant cough and phlegm. It feels like I constantly have hair stuck in my throat. I now have had it a few weeks?
Sometimes its like something is stuck in my throat and I have been coughing up clear phlegm for a month. On occasion I have some pain when I swallow.
I just got rid of my phlegm with cough recently.but now im having sore throat.it feels like something is stuck in my throat and still have lit cough?
..: To answer this question properly, I'm going to have to review all of your systems. The best thing to do would be to book an appt with me and we can find out what the right answer is and how to get you better fast. ...Read more
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
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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