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Mucus Stuck In Throat And Nose
Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
Could be: If this is an ongoing or recurrent problem then allergy is possible. If it's quite new then infection is more likely especially at this time of year. Your doctor would take factors like duration, family history, exposures, physical findings and more into account to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not: Throat mucus needs cleared by swallowing or spitting it out. ...Read more
Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more
(with previous question) my throat is sore and it's hard to swallow, nose runny, painful/stiff neck and base of head. Dry cough that sometimes gives up mucus. Mucus and blood after blowing nose.
Hacking cough with yellow phlegm for 5 days, progressive worse with pressure in face and fullness in ears. Throat sore runny nose. Just a cold?
Mgt: If you have had a fever > 101 for more than three days, or if this persists for another 10 days, a course of antibiotics may be given to treat sinusitis. Most bronchitis infections are viral but if the cough persists or is associated with significant shortness of breath, fever, cough, please see your PCP. A follow up virtual appointment is available. ...Read more
I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.
Pain in right eyebrow. Very green mucus from nose and throat. Ear pain. Mucus leaks from my nose and has a lot of blood.
I have swollen glands, a sore throat with difficulty swallowing and mucus running down back of throat. When i've cleared mucus it's yellow /brown?
Sore throat: You have what is called pharyngitis, or a sore throat. This could be either viral or bacterial in origin. If you have a runny nose also, it is likely to be viral. You should see your physician if the symptoms last for more than 10 days, if you have fever that won't go down, if you are having difficulty swallowing, and if you can't take in food or water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scratchy in the throat and coughing and sore throat, hurts to swallow. And sneezing and running nose. What could it be?
Rhinovirus: People always think of the worst, and rightfully so. Symptoms as yours without the fever and headaches in all likelihood, like 90% of upper respiratory infections is viral in etiology and symptomatic treatment is all that is necessary. It will take a few days but you'll be better. Drink your fluids. If there is pus in the throat, go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
Back of mouth feels gluely dry/ hard time breathing and swallowing spit not food/lump in throat/wks and getting worse/wheezing in burping sticky phleg
See doctor!: It sounds like you may be get dealing with severe allergy symptoms. This is potentially life-threatening if untreated, and you need to see someone asap to get this thing turned around, if that's what it is. If you have to go to an emergency room, do so. But if you have a doctor please call him or her right away. ...Read more
Postnasal drip: most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Steam inhalation will help get this up and clear the nasal-throat passageway ...Read more
Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more
Sore throat swollen glands some mornings I wake up in sweat stuffy nose white looking bumps in the back of my throat?
Phlegm taste in mouth and breath.
Pain in sternum.
No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat.
Phlegm in throat: Phlegm in the throat associated with throat clearing and heartburn symptoms sounds like acid reflux. Generally treatment would start out with acid avoidance (citrus, tomatoes, peppermint, coffee, peppermint, etc) Acid irritating the throat frequently results in increased mucous and prompts throat clearing. I advise increasing water intake and consider starting an antacid. See your doctor. ...Read more
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