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I've made a phlegmy throat for a while now and I've noticed a bitter taste at the back of my throat after drinking water. Could the two be related?

I've made a phlegmy throat for a while now and I've noticed a bitter taste at the back of my throat after drinking water. Could the two be related?

Maybe: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from another cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat symptom is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). The doctor can also look for a sinus infection. ...Read more

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My throat is so phlegmy I can't sleep please help?

My throat is so phlegmy I can't sleep please help?

Hydrate well w water: Neti pots can help. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. Also consider gargling with warm salt water. Use humidifier. ...Read more

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I have to constantly clear my voice or it gets croaky and 'phlegmy'. How can I keep my throat clear?

I have to constantly clear my voice or it gets croaky and 'phlegmy'. How can I keep my throat clear?

Post nasal drip: You should consult a physician. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and neti poti sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have coffee + milk every morning. Lately, I've noticed that if I have two cups, my throat feels a little phlegmy and strange -- could I be lactose?

I have coffee + milk every morning. Lately, I've noticed that if I have two cups, my throat feels a little phlegmy and strange -- could I be lactose?

Maybe: Symptoms of lactose intolerance are generally cramping/bloating of the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and gas. They are highest in ethnic groups and lowest in caucasians. A simple test from a doctor can reveal if you are truly lactose intolerant or not. All the best! ...Read more

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Dry, rough throat whenever I swallow & feels phlegmy. It's not going away neither better or becoming a cold, but has begun to be troublesome at night?

Dry, rough throat whenever I swallow & feels phlegmy. It's not going away neither better or becoming a cold, but has begun to be troublesome at night?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics 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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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I have a 13 month old who has bronchitis. It started as a red throat and then a week after, she had a very strong phlegmy cough. What can I do?

I have a 13 month old who has bronchitis. It started as a red throat and then a week after, she had a very strong phlegmy cough. What can I do?

13mths old bronchiti: Have you taken the baby to the pediatrician. If not you should have the baby checked. Most of the time this kind of symptoms are caused by viruses and there is no need for antibiotics. If the baby is wheezing, then may need bronchdilaters via nebuliser, and if there is coexisting ear or throat infection and fever sometime antibiotics are prescribed. Cogh medicines are not helpful and should not be use. ...Read more

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I got a 101 fever about 2 weeks ago. That went away after a day but now I have had a dry/slightly phlegmy cough and tingling in my throat ever since.

I got a 101 fever about 2 weeks ago. That went away after a day but now I have had a dry/slightly phlegmy cough and tingling in my throat ever since.

Not sure what your: Question is, but it sounds like you should see your doctor to be examined and diagnosed, so that you can be treated properly and get better. ...Read more

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When I wake up or, lie down for a period, I start feeling phlegmy in my throat, and start coughing slightly. Not out of breath though. Wonder why? Thanks

When I wake up or, lie down for a period, I start feeling phlegmy in my throat, and start coughing slightly. Not out of breath though. Wonder why? Thanks

This could be a: Sign of post nasal drip and/or acid reflux. See your dr for any concerns. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/allergies/postnasal-drip. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/guide/what-is-acid-reflux-disease. ...Read more

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42 male w mild slp apnea &wake in a panic occasionally. For past 4 months throat feels like it has lump, is sore, phlegmy, and I cough some. Help!

42 male w mild slp apnea &wake in a panic occasionally. For past 4 months throat feels like it has lump, is sore, phlegmy, and I cough some. Help!

Mild apnea: Mild sleep apnea dx can mean between 5-15 events per hour, very likely worse if that is self-assessment. Get treatmen. More good options today, well worth your time. Sinus/throat/chest issues can both worsen it and be worsened by apnea, so that is pretty standard. Nasal steroid spray Rx good for commonly given. Sleep is critical to all aspects of health, take action! All the best. ...Read more

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For 2 days roof of mouth feels 'weird', rough or tingly. Feel more after eating anything. Also feel like throat is phlegmy. What could cause this?

For 2 days roof of mouth feels 'weird', rough or tingly. Feel more after eating anything. Also feel like throat is phlegmy. What could cause this?

Darned: Darned if I know. Not enough information. Did you scratch or burn your palate? Do you feel like your catching a cold? Do you have gum disease? Are you a mouth breather? Has your diet changed recently? What Meds do you take? Please see BOTH your Dentist and your Physician for examinations. Anything short of that would just be guesswork. ...Read more

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Can you have chronic post-nasal drip without a blocked nose (I.e. Breathing through nose fine). Throat clearing and phlegmy too. Might be reflux...?

Can you have chronic post-nasal drip without a blocked nose (I.e. Breathing through nose fine). Throat clearing and phlegmy too. Might be reflux...?

Yes and yes: Post nasal drip doesn't necessarily have anything to do with nasal blockage. And it can cause phlegm and throat clearing.
Reflux can sometimes do similar things but most often while lying down. Try to sleep propped up to discourage this. ...Read more

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Fever for 2days but now ok since last 3d. Dr. Diagnosd it due to virus. Now only phlegmy coug only in sleep wid mucus sound in throat. Breath open mouth?

Fever for 2days but now ok since last 3d. Dr. Diagnosd it due to virus. Now only phlegmy coug only in sleep wid mucus sound in throat. Breath open mouth?

Complication: A common complication of an infection with the cold virus is a BRONCHITIS which can result in hyper-reactvity of the small air passages resulting in a wheeze and mutilple "noises" in your chest. Drink lots of fluids and ask your Health Care Provider if an inhaler might be helpful.!!!!!
Good luck!
Winter WILL PASS!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I french kissed with the masseuse from a massage parlour. What are my chances of std? When should I get checked? .scared! Phlemy throat after 3hrs of kiss

I french kissed with the masseuse from a massage parlour. What are my chances of std? When should I get checked? .scared! Phlemy throat after 3hrs of kiss

Doctor can check: A person who has a "phlegmy" throat and is worried about it can see his primary care doctor for an evaluation. Many things can cause throat symptoms, such as strep bacteria, cold viruses, allergens, obsessing about one's throat, etc... Just being a masseuse does not equate to being a carrier of STD's. Kissing is not the main way to transmit STD's. Otherwise, they would be called KTD's, not STD's. ...Read more

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Ear gradually plugged up, feels numb down neck after a week. Some vertigo. Have a phlemy cough now. Sinuses or cold? What do I do to help clear this?

Ear gradually plugged up, feels numb down neck after a week. Some vertigo. Have a phlemy cough now. Sinuses or cold? What do I do to help clear this?

Sinuses or cold: I think a consult with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist would be your first choice. The doctor is very likely to help you and control your symptoms, but it is also likely the doctor will recommend you also see your Primary doctor as soon as possible.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! ...Read more

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Really weird metal taste in the back of my throat. Possible causes?

Really weird metal taste in the back of my throat. Possible causes?

Medications effect: Some medications, like biaxin, (clarithromycin) have a side effect of a metallic taste in the mouth. This is just a sign that the medication is working and is usually temporary. ...Read more

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Suddenly woke up from my sleep. Coz I felt that the acid are coming up to my throat. It taste sour. I always wake up late and eat late lunch.

Suddenly woke up from my sleep. Coz I felt that the acid are coming up to my throat. It taste sour. I always wake up late and eat late lunch.

Sounds like reflux: Acid reflux occurs when stomach contents slosh up into the esophagus. Because the stomach contents are so acidic, and because the lining of the esophagus is less protective than the stomach lining, reflux can be painful. It can also cause cough, wheezing, or a scratchy throat. It's not uncommon for people who are having reflux to feel they are having heart pain, hence "heartburn." it's treatable! ...Read more

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Why does the mucus in my throat taste metallic?

Why does the mucus in my throat taste metallic?

Metallic taste: A metallic taste in the mouth can occur with vitamin deficiencies. Take A complex b stress vitamin daily and this usually resolves. Buoy can also get a metallic taste in the mouth with a facial nerve weakness and a condition called Bell's palsy. If the face is symmetric when you smile you do not have to worry about this. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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What's the reason bad taste coming ftom your throat?

What's the reason bad taste coming ftom your throat?

Depends: Acid reflux, tonsil stones, pharyngitis, dry mouth, dental infections, tongue disorders, sinusitis and postnasal drip are among some of the common reasons for bad taste in the throat. ...Read more

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What causes the bitter taste at the back of your throat?

What causes the bitter taste at the back of your throat?

Several things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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It feels like and taste like I have blood running down the back of my throat?

It feels like and taste like I have blood running down the back of my throat?

Get checked: Your local ENT can give you a good checkup to make sure there are no masses or lesions in your nose causing any bleeding or help to decrease the mucous which might be giving you this sensation. ...Read more

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Oftentimes I wake up with a blood taste in the back of my throat. What's wrong?

Oftentimes I wake up with a blood taste in the back of my throat. What's wrong?

Bloody taste: You need to see an ENT doctor for a complete exam. Blood in the mouth can be from many possible causes! ...Read more

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Really bad metal taste in the back of my throat whenever I drink. Should I be concerned?

Really bad metal taste in the back of my throat whenever I drink. Should I be concerned?

Dysgeusia: A metallic taste in your mouth, or dysgeusia, can be due to zinc deficiency, asthma inhalers, dry mouth, chemotherapy, certain medications, diabetes, lead poisoning, reflux, and nerve damage at any point from the tongue to the brain. Often, no cause can be discovered. Please see your md for a physical exam and appropriate lab testing. ...Read more

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I've had this awful taste in my throat and it reoccurs everytime I eat and drink. What can I do?

See below: May be tonsil infection, reflux, certain meds such as biaxin (clarithromycin) or astelin, throat diverticulum which traps food, dysgeusia, thrush. Try antacids twice daily for a month. If better treat 2-3 months. If not see md to rule out infection. ...Read more