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Phelgm In Throat
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
For months I have constant throat phelgm; mild but there for sure. Also, my mouth tastes v v bad from phelgm when I wake up. What could be the cause?
May be too dry: Need to drink moe water and be adequately hydrated. If it persists, see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Reflux: Phlegm in the throat associated with food may be from acid reflux. When acid reflux makes it to the level of your throat it is called lpr. In some instances chronic inflammation in the tonsils may cause similar symptoms. I rare cases, a pouch like space called a diverticulum(zenker's) can occur in the upper esophagus which can produce mucous and debris. ...Read more
Find the cause. : There are ways to reduce the discomfort of having phlegm in your throat, yes. But, we'd need to know why it's there in the first place. Allergies? Sinus infection? Throat infection? Once the cause is elucidated, your treatment becomes properly directed. Please consult with a local doctor, or with me or one of us on HealthTap and find the reason for your symptom. ...Read more
Gargle: Try gargling with salt water.Get a more detailed answer ›
Phlegm that is stuck: A "tickle" cough can be a sign of post nasal drainage. Mucous specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the phlegm build up is related to sinus drainage. Also consider trying to sleep with an elevated head or with a bedside humidifier. All the best! ...Read more
Hi! I am a smoker. I feel like i always have phlegm stucked i my throat. Is there something i need to be worried about?
Yes, there is: ANYBODY who is a smoker has something to worry about. If you are chronically producing mucus (phlegm) that is an indication that the smoking is causing inflammation in your air passages, which is the beginning of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. See your doctor and please quit smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers