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What illness do I have if I have a sore throat and feels like flem stuck in my throat?

What illness do I have if I have a sore throat and feels like flem stuck in my throat?

Usually a cold: Sore throat and phlegm in the throat from a viral upper respiratory infection can last 1-2 weeks. If you're ill (not just miserable) or have a high fever, coughing up blood, weight loss, or symptoms longer than three weeks, see a doctor. Possible causes range from cough due to Lisinopril (a blood pressure drug), asthma, or infections, including "valley fever" or tuberculosis. ...Read more

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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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What to do if i need remedies for phlegm stuck in my throat?

Hydrate well with : Water. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. 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 & sip. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Acid reflux: often thats a sign of silent acid relax or less commonly cough asthma. You should see an net to look down your throat to see if there are signs of acid reflux ...Read more

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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 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?

Post nasal drip: It probably is due to post nasal drip due to usually sinus problems. Take a non sedating antihistamine like Loratadine for few days. If problem persists see a doctor so your throat can be inspected. ...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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In the morning I have a cough soon after I wake up when i'm ready to eat breakfast.I cough phlegm that's stuck in my throat/have to clear it.No smokin?

In the morning I have a cough soon after I wake up when i'm ready to eat breakfast.I cough phlegm that's stuck in my throat/have to clear it.No smokin?

Allergies?: Often allergies can do this because the phlegm has been draining through the night and causing it to sit on the back of your throat. When you wake up and start eating, drinking, gravity causes it to move more and your body wants to clear it out of the way. Typically this can be easily solved with an quick evaluation from your physician and the right treatments. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Virus or: Most often this is due to a virus which can take a couple of months to resolve in some patients. See PCP to be sure no Foreign body present (unlikely). Likely time & plenty of water (& possible different food choices may help: see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com: food) ...Read more

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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?

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

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