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Need To Clear Throat Constantly
URTI: It could be due to upper respiratory viral syndrome(urti). It usually gets better in 3-5 days, but if this persists you may need to see a doctor. ...Read more
How to deal with constant feeling of lump in throat and chronic post nasal drip where you are always clearing your throat and always needing to spit up stuff?
Possibly allergies: Your postnasal drip could be from allergies, or from a chronic sinusitis. If you know that you have allergies, you can try an antihistamine such as loratadine or cetirizine, both over the counter. You can also try an over the counter nasal steroid, which can help both allergies and a chronic sinusitis. IF not improving, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause soar throat spitting blood wheezing need to clear throat constant, constant cough, tenderness to touch trouble swallowing for 8 months?
Mgt: You should be seen asap by your PCP and a pulmonary specialist. Cytologies and TB testing should be included when sampling airway secretions. ...Read more
What is a postinfectious productive cough? When will the phlegm clear? I hate having to keep clearing my throat
Cough after cold: A postinfectious cough is one that happens after a normal cold and can last anywhere from 3-8 weeks. Once your doc makes sure nothing else is going on - like pneumonia or pertussis - then usually it's helping the symptoms. Rest assured, this usually goes away on its own. Antibiotics don't usually help, but certain inhalers can. ...Read more
Coughing up salty water; not getting enough air in; food/drink make it worse; need to clear throat; post nasal drip; lasting for months; no fever/sick?
Unending cough, swollen throat & lymph nodes, painful to swallow and breathe, coughing up mucous, clear nose. I just want relief so i can sleep =(
Constant Phlegm in throat, very itchy or burn throat, violent cough to clear phlegm and breath out deeply to clear phlegm. 2 weeks of these symptoms. ?
Drink more fluids: There are other questions that need to be answered. Why speech deficit and vision loss? If this was due to a stroke or other problem, The simple answer is to drink more liquids, especially tepid water and take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and an antihistamine to help liquify the mucous and decrease the itch. If it continues you should see an otolaryngologist to determine if there is a diverticulum ...Read more
I been having the urge to clear mucus out of my throat, went to see ENT doctor and he told me to go to voice therapy? WHY?
Globus pharyngeus?: Wondering if the diagnosis was globus pharyngeus? There is evidence that voice therapy can help reduce its impact and frequency when physiological factors cannot identified. Some sucess has been shown for these options in certain circumstances. Recommend checking out the following article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3360444/ ...Read more
Have a sore throat and chest cough and lately have been coughing so much i've been throwing up yellow phlegm....What do I need to do to feel better?
Voice comes and goes constantly throughout the day. I feel like I have to clear my throat to be able to talk properly again, doesn't always work.
Voice variation: Could be post nasal drip(PND) . Would consider elevating head of bed when sleeping,taking zyrtec once a day, wearing a mask around dusty areas, keeping a food diary as in some people diary or other food cause nasal congestion . Consider ranitidine an antireflux medication as in some reflux causes PND f/u/ w/ doc/ENT ...Read more
It could be: If you are not smoker, this could be the reason or allergy. ...Read more
Depends: If symptoms have lasted less than 7days, use Ibuprofen 400 3 times a day for 3days, then as needed. Take 2 showers a day, as warm as you can tolerate, run the water right on your face to heat and and humidify the mucous, so you can cough it up and blow your nose more easily, then put mentholatum right under your nostrils. The eucalyptus in mentholatum works. If symptoms worse and > 10d, see doc. ...Read more
Woke up with scratchy thoart today slight cough and some drainage . I do have aniexty so worry my thoart going to swell shut and won't be able to brea?
I have to constantly clear my voice or it gets croaky and 'phlegmy'. How can I keep my throat clear?
Is a loose cough enough or do you need to spit out the flem to rid our lungs of fluid? I can't get the flem out.
Clearing: Your lungs is good, expectorating perhaps best, but what you don't you swallow. Thick, tenacious mucus can clog and cling to bronchi, and ultimately if successful, block them leading to pneumonia or lobar collapse. Expectorants help liquefy and loosen. Vigorous cooughing can hurt and even fracture your ribs. But, better than pneumomia. ...Read more
When i cough some yello phlegm goes out. Does that mean that i need to go to the doctor to get some antibiotics ?
Cough: The occasional production of yellow phlegm may indicate infection, but the picture need to be viewed in entirety. If there is fever, productive cough, and malaise which persists, then you ought to visit your doctor. The occasional production of yellow phlegm does not, in itself, indicate the need for antibiotics. ...Read more
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