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Is It Normal To Suck Phlegm With Down Into Your Throat From Your Sinuses
Yes : You are irritating the mucus lining in your nose and causing it to bleed. Not a good habit. Not sanitary either. ...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
Yes: Your nose & throat are all connected. Anything that you inhale in your nose can go down your throat. Just as anything that is in your throat can go up into your nose. This is why you often have a sore throat after having a stuffy nose. The mucus drains out the back of your nose down your throat, making it sore. ...Read more
Is it possible to feel mucus in your throat and none in your nose, or is it that the mucus in my throat is coming from my nose?
Post-nasal drip: This is the classic post-nasal drip. Think of gravity and it is pulling everything down. It is from your nose. ...Read more
What does it means when you have a strep throat and you wake up with blood in your mouth is it coming from the throat ? And why
If there is Mucus in your throat and your stomach why do you have nose hairs to keep germs out if mixing germs with water makes mucus ?
Is it normal for sprays like Flonase to drip out your nose or down the throat (and possibly sore throat)?
Yes: It's connected and will go down your throat. This is normal. ...Read more
Is it true that allergies block your nose and make your sinus' drain in the back of your throat everyday? What could be done to stop this?
Yes that can be true: But if you see an allergist, you can find out exactly what's causing your symptoms. Then there are many things you can do to avoid those items.. Or at least minimize your exposure to them. Also your allergist can prescribe nasal sprays to minimize or prevent the nasal congestion. This will help prevent or treat any sinus symptoms and postnasal drip. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible to get little pills stuck between your nasal passage and your throat. And can it burn your throat if not swallowed.Ibuprofen.
Yes definitly: Aspirin, ibuprofen, potassium pills and others can cause small ulcers. In some people the pills get stuck in the tonsils but some people have pockets (diverticulae) in the throat or esophagus and some people have narrowing or spasms in the esophagus. The enteric coated medications are designed to dissolve lower in the GI tract. Try that. If it is a problem you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Is it possible to stick a tube down your throat and have it bypas the pharynx and go into the esophagus?
Sword swallower?: Don't try this at home. It is possible for a doc to pass a tube down your throat, past the larynx (not through the larynx-that would lead to the trachea (windpipe))- that is part of bronchoscopy (a pulmonary test to look at the breathing tubes., and into the esophagus, even into the stomach and small intestine. That is basically an upper endoscopy. ...Read more
Yes: Trauma could cause these symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bloody mucus: Depends on the amount of blood. If just trace amounts then likely is due to your nose being dry and irritated, so when the crusted mucus is expelled it can irritate the small capillaries, leading to some blood. Try a little saline nasal spray or white petroleum jelly into the nose. ...Read more
Likely: What you described is a reasonable statement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Nose: Yes this is the norm. Air enters through both nostrils during breathing. ...Read more
Vicks Vaporub: You may be thinking of Vicks vaporub which contains menthol. There are medications that help clear nasal passages such as decongestants and antihistamines. You can talk to your health practitioner about options that may be useful. ...Read more
While drinking water, can it go up into your nasal cavity at the back of you throat? Doing research and wanted a clear answer.
Is it possible to be able to hear your spinal fluid draining down the back of your neck? it sounds like water draining thru a drain from a faucet.
No: you do not hear spinal fluid.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can you tell if a infection is spreading through your body from your tooth) worried it is spreading up to my brain and down to my throat.
Odontogenic infect: You need to see a doctor asap if you feel this way, because this type of infection, if really in progress, can be potentially life-threatening. Do not wait. Go now and i hope that this turns out to be something very mild, but do not want to miss the things that may be severe, no matter how unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sticky discharge that coats the inside of my nose and builds up to block respiration. It goes down my sinus tube. It's not allergies. What?
Almost never happens: This would be extremely rare. I see nothing to be worried about. ...Read more
Discomfort of facial sinuses 3-4 days. No temp, not feeling unwell. Pan subsided then 4-5 weeks of thick green phlegm back of throat. None from nose.
Probable sinusitis : U probably have a sinus infection. Left untreated there may be residual inflammation and predisposition to relapses. U ought to be seen by an ENT MD for definitive examination and treatment; if no antibiotics warranted, consider non pharmacological cleansing such as netti pot /saline rinses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I saw a doctor on Mon for sore throat/sinuses. he said it was viral. Since, symptoms have got worse. Now i have more phlegm & it's yellow & ear clogge?
I've been coughing for about 6 months. I feel itchiness down my throat, yellow and transparent phlegms. What can it be?
Whenever I drink or eat dairy products after a few hours, I get somewhat phlegm and smell it down my throat. What can it be?
Reason: Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus that drips down the back of your throat when you have a cold. Although drinking milk may make phlegm thicker and more irritating to your throat than it would normally be, milk doesn't cause your body to make more phlegm. In fact, frozen dairy products can soothe a sore throat and provide calories when you otherwise may not eat. ...Read more
When i laugh a lot, i get phlegm in my throat and have to caugh to get it out. It goes away after an hour or so. Is this normal?
Every night when I lay down to go to bed I have so much throat clearing with phlegm. This only happens at night. Why? What can I do? Thank you.
Sinus problem: The most likely cause of your phlegm is where sinus content drips into your throat because when you lay down, it is easier for your sinus and nose content to drop down the back of your throat than out of your nose. This can be from allergy or infection and you describe frequent so likely allergic. The use of a nasal antihistamine or steroid would help. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
I've been having trouble getting hard phlegm out of my throat. The hard phlegm comes back up and down. I've tried gargling but to no avail. Help!
Hard Phlegm: The most important factor is hydration. Take plenty of clear water and use a humidifier next to you, you can also take decongestant but avoid cough suppressants Another type of medication that is helpful is an expectorant such as Guaifenesin that loosen phlegm. This medication is available in over-the-counter products. Also what may feel like phlegm may be localized swelling. ...Read more
Week ago or so I had a terrible sore throat and it eventually went away but now I'm currently coughing of phlegm a lot more than normal ?
Viral: This is a viral upper respiratory tract infection which has travelled to the trachea or bronchial tubes. Since over a week has transpired and you have a heavy,productive cough it no longer is a simple viral infection but now it seems bacterial and deserving of a course of antibiotics. I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment advice. Take adequate fluids,cough syrup ...Read more
My husband has post nasal drip with a lot of phlegm. He also uses adair twi ce a day. Is a camera down his throat the only way to examine him?
Unclear question: I've heard nothing here that suggests he needs an endoscopy, so i guess the short answer is no. A camera down his throat is not the only way to examine him. But if there is some other reason to examine his throat or lower airway, then endoscopy is very safe and usually the only way to look for certain abnormalities. ...Read more
Trouble inhaling but exhale just fine. Sometimes tho it clears up and both in and out feel normal. Phlegm in back of throat always clearing throat.
Nasal congestion: could cause more trouble inhaling but then be less difficult to exhale because you can do that through your mouth. Could also account for phlegm. Try a nasal decongestant when this happens, and several times a day just use plain nasal spray to keep the phlegm and mucous thin and easy to get rid of. Drink lots of water also. ...Read more
I've had a dry throat for 5 days now, some phlegm, no fever, no other symptoms. Is it normal for your throat to feel dry all the time for this long?
I have a cold I tried holding my sneeze and it kinda hurt my throat but blood is in my phlegm and nose a tiny bit is this normal?
Dx:strep throat 2x this month then chest congestion 1/2 thru meds. Is this normal and how do I combat it? Last lasted 5 months, lots phlegm.
Xray/CT: of lungs and CT of sinuses. No infection should last 5 months. I suggest a full ENT examination and cultures of throat and sinuses. ...Read more
Blood in phlegm from throat and from one nostril(left) since last 8 days. And from other nostril (right)normal phlegm. No other symptoms . reason?
Mgt: One possible cause is a sinus infection which can be treated with antibiotics. Do you have headaches or facial tenderness? ...Read more
Irritating dry cough for 7weeks after cold, tickly feeling in throat, wheezing,no blood or phlegm, worse when lay down.Dr said chest clear, is it bad?
Post viral symptoms : It is common to get post viral symptoms such as you described for up to 12 weeks after s viral infection. If your chest is clear and you are not producing phlegm then it is unlikely there is significant illness. Try some steam inhalation before bedtime or taking an antihistamine. It may help alleviate the symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat is tight, i can breath, food doesn't go down easily, lots of phlegm, been to gp thinks im ok..Could this be als? Im 26 can someone ALS throat too
Probably not: Rule in medicine - common things are common, rare things are rare. Als is rare. It doesn't mean you don't have it, but the likelihood is really low. Differential diagnosis includes reflux disease, post nasal drip, anxiety disorder, globus sensation. Stay with it - your doctor should be able to help figure this out. ...Read more
My 7 yr old has had a temp between 100-101 for 4 days. Light phlegm, rare cough, no throat pain/redness. Appetite- energy near normal. Go to dr or?
Viral infections: Viral infections are common in childhood and are expected to occur several times per year in children under 12. Your chiild's school may have a fever policy, ask the school nurse. Viral infections typically last less than a week, for more than a week, see a doc. Or if fevers are associated with dehydration, ear pain, shortness of breath, wheezing, unusally severe headache, or behavior change, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I lie down to sleep I always feel like I’m drowning and have phlegm in my throat that make me breathless.I’ve done tonsillectomy and capso. Help?
Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may possibly due to achalasia, or other causes. One can see her primary care doctor, who can refer to a gastroenterology doctor if needed. Achalasia is when the lower end of the esophagus is too tight, and swallowed liquids and foods have a hard time getting into the stomach, and thus remain in the esophagus and flow back into the throat when a person lies down or bends over. ...Read more
Have phlegm (throat) since Feb. I don't have cough. X-ray normal. Allergic to dust mite. What to do Doctor?
Post nasal drip: If you have a confirmed dust mite allergy would suggest proper avoidance measures: dust mite covers on mattress and pillows, wash sheets in hot water cycle once weekly. Treat nasal symptoms with daily intranasal corticosteroid spray (can get other-the-counter now). These measures should reduce symptoms from dust mite allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
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