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Is clearing your throat a lot bad?

Is clearing your throat a lot bad?

Throat clearing: Repetitive clearing of your throat could be a sign of postnasal drip, allergies, sinus, reflux or even a tic. ...Read more

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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


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Is clearing your throat bad for your throat?

Is clearing your throat bad for your throat?

Possibly: If this is 3-4 times a minute-something is going on.If 3-4 times a day-no worries. ...Read more

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Is a mucusy, tickly cough a sign that my throat is getting better or worse?

Is a mucusy, tickly cough a sign that my throat is getting better or worse?

Tough to say: I understand you to say you have productive cough following throat discomfort. It's prime time of year for viral infections, but GERD, sinusitis, asthmatic bronchitis, even secondary pneumonia is possible; others too. Hard to guess. It's worth a visit and be examined and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What causes your throat, when swallowing, to feel like a lump is in it and hoarseness, and a scratchy throat with a lot of phlegm?

What causes your throat, when swallowing, to feel like a lump is in it and hoarseness, and a scratchy throat with a lot of phlegm?

See your doctor: although that could have started as a viral upper respiratory infection, from you description there could be a secondary bacterial infection on top needing an antibiotic prescription ...Read more

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What causes a tickly sore throat with a cough and a dry sensation in my throat and a blocked nose is this a cold I have sneezing and no energy too?

What causes a tickly sore throat with a cough and a dry sensation in my throat and a blocked nose is this a cold I have sneezing and no energy too?

URI: Sounds like a common "cold" or upper respiratory tract infection. Fortunately, most of these are viral in nature and will resolve with supportive treatment. Generally, it is advisable to see a doctor for severe discomfort, continued fever and symptoms lasting more than a week. ...Read more

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Tips for a tickle in my throat that is causing a cough?

Tips for a tickle in my throat that is causing a cough?

Try losenges : There are many losenges with minor anesthetics that will subdue the urge to cough and may help to ease the tickle. ...Read more

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I have a terrible cough that produces either very little phlegm or a mouth full of watery phlegm. Laying down seems to make it worse.?

I have a terrible cough that produces either very little phlegm or a mouth full of watery phlegm. Laying down seems to make it worse.?

Possibly reflux: It's possible you are having reflux. Stomach juice can come up from below and cause irritation and inflammation of the throat leading to symptoms that you describe. This is why laying down would make it worse. You can try staying away from acids such as coffee tea and soda, don't eat late at night waiting about three hours before laying down and trying over-the-counter antacid medication. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and a cough with a lot of thick mucus. What does this sound like?

I have a sore throat and a cough with a lot of thick mucus. What does this sound like?

Bronchitis or sinus: This could either be bronchitis (an infection in the lungs) or sinusitis (an infection in the sinuses). Increasing fluids, voice rest, hot liquids and bedrest may help. ...Read more

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My ear, nose and throat ache when swallowing. What is a good remedy?

My ear, nose and throat ache when swallowing. What is a good remedy?

Not normal, See MD: Not normal, see your MD for exam to make sure no problems. ...Read more

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I have a runny nose with yellow mucus is this a infection or a virus sore nose and throat too treatments?

I have a runny nose with yellow mucus is this a infection or a virus sore nose and throat too treatments?

Probably a virus: Almost all nasal infections that lead to yellow mucus begin as viral infections. If you've only been sick for a day or two it is most certainly a virus at this point and should improve over the next week. If after 7 to 10 days you're no better or worse then the possibility of bacterial superinfection becomes greater. At that point antibiotics may be needed. For now hydration, tylenol (acetaminophen) and rest. ...Read more

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Throat is real sore, it hurts to swallow, really bad cough and hacking up chunky stuff also it feels like a extremely bad ear ache in one ear. Why?

Throat is real sore, it hurts to swallow, really bad cough and hacking up chunky stuff also it feels like a extremely bad ear ache in one ear. Why?

Infected: The symptoms you are describing are from an upper respiratory infection. While it is most likely viral, you may have a strep throat and/or an ear infection. You may need a throat culture to help determine if you need an antibiotic. If symptoms persist you should seek medical care. In the mean time, you can relieve symptoms with Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

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If I'm coughing up mucus/phlegm that is white and foamy is that a indicator that it's strep throat? And also it hurts my stomach muscles when I cough

If I'm coughing up mucus/phlegm that is white and foamy is that a indicator that it's strep throat?  And also it hurts my stomach muscles when I cough

Check throat, lungs: 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). Typically, strep throat has only a little bit, not a lot of coughing. ...Read more

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I think I have strep throat. My throat hurts and is covered in yellow bumps. I also spit up a bloody ball of something. Is this strep throat? How bad?

I think I have strep throat. My throat hurts and is covered in yellow bumps. I also spit up a bloody ball of something. Is this strep throat? How bad?

Strep throat: Only a doctor can make the diagnosis by examining you and doing one of several possible tests on a throat swab, or if it is typically strep clinically they may just treat you. Treatment will not necessarily alter the course of the illness if started more than 24 hrs after onset, but it will prevent poststreptococcal complications, namely acute rheumatic fever. Go and see somebody now. ...Read more

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Hi I have a very runny nose of a night and the next morning have a lot of phlegm which is stuck is my throat which I start to cough up?

Hi I have a very runny nose of a night and the next morning have a lot of phlegm which is stuck is my throat which I start to cough up?

Ongoing problem?: I suspect this has been going on for awhile? Otherwise, likely a cold. Runny nose with post-nasal drip (rhinitis) can have several allergic and non-allergic (mucosal atrophy, medication effect, irritant exposure, infection, structural nasal/sinus prombelm, etc) causes. The key to effective treatment is to identify the cause. Saline irrigation is noninvasive and sometimes very effective first step ...Read more

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Stuffy nose started of as a sore throat throat still feels a little dry not to bad but now I have a cough and really light green mucus?

Stuffy nose started of as a sore throat throat still feels a little dry not to bad but now I have a cough and really light green mucus?

Probably virus: If this has been of very recent onset, it is most likely a virus. Use OTC saline nose spray, throat lozenges, and cough medicine or even honey to soothe cough and sore throat. Plenty of fluids. Give it seven to ten days or so to see if getting better. Watch for fever, shortness of breathe, facial pain, ear pain. If those develop or your not progressively getting better then see you doctor. ...Read more

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Had flu 17 days ago. Coughing is a lot better but my throat is still a bit sore and my voice sounds funny sometimes. Also a lot of mucus in throat.

Had flu 17 days ago. Coughing is a lot better but my throat is still a bit sore and my voice sounds funny sometimes. Also a lot of mucus in throat.

Doctor can recheck: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, one sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review details to see if laryngitis, bronchitis, etc., are present). ...Read more