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Allergic to dogs but my parents brought their dogs to my house recently now noticing wheeze upon exhale, itchy nose sneezing, phelgm in throat.dogs?

Allergic to dogs but my parents brought their dogs to my house recently now noticing wheeze upon exhale, itchy nose sneezing, phelgm in throat.dogs?

Yes: Either you move or the dogs move, meanwhile, you want to see your doctor for evaluation and possibly referral to an allergist, also your doctor would prescribe some inhalers to help the wheeze, and other medicines to control your symptoms, you can start with OTC loratadine or cetirizine, but take them regularly, saline nasal washes often to reduce allergens in your nasal passages, good luck

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Phlegm (Definition)

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


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How to get rid of phelgm in my throat?

How to get rid of phelgm in my throat?

Cough: The coughing mechanism is used to expel from the lungs and trachea as well as the back of your throat the mucus and debris to your mouth. Then you can either spit it out or swallow it.

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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?

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?

Allergy: You may also consider evaluation for seasonal and environmental allergies, and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) which is sometiems called acid reflux. All of those have been known to contribute to excess phlegm in the throat.

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I always experience phlegm sticking at my throat..

May be too dry: Need to drink moe water and be adequately hydrated. If it persists, see an otolaryngologist.

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What causes phlegm in throat and food stuck on it?

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.

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Is there a way to reduce discomfort of having phlegm on throat?

Is there a way to reduce discomfort of having phlegm on throat?

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.

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Are there some effective ways to clear phlegm in child's throat?

Simple stuff: Cool mist humidifier, saline nasal spray and plenty of fluids, if persists or with fever see dr.

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That feeling like you have phlegm stuck in your throat constantly?

That feeling like you have phlegm stuck in your throat constantly?

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!

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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.

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I bringing up phelgm with blood in but am not coughing them up they feel like sits at back of throat like i got something stuck there?

I bringing up phelgm with blood in but am not coughing them up they feel like sits at back of throat like i got something stuck there?

Pneumonia?: Despite what it "feels" like, most likely the blood and sputum (phlegm) are coming from bronchial tubes or lung. Maybe from your sinuses, but this is unlikely if no nasal congestion and no blood when you blow your nose. Blood in sputum (hemoptysis) has many possible causes, often serious (pneumonia, pulmonary embolism [blood clot], and more). See a doctor ASAP, i.e. before the weekend.

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It feels like there is phlegm build up all around my throat for the last 6 - 8 months. It's extremely sticky and dry as well. Please help; (?

It feels like there is phlegm build up all around my throat for the last 6 - 8 months. It's extremely sticky and dry as well. Please help; (?

See a doctor: How long were you going to suffer with this? I would suggest going directly to an ear nose and throat doctor. In the meantime aggressive hydration with water or tea might be helpful. OTC meds such as mucinex (guaifenesin) may decrease the tenacity of the secretions. Antihistamines like Claritin may be of some benefit as well if allergy plays a role. But you deserve answers! I hope you feel better soon

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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!

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.

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What causes phlegm in the throat?

What causes phlegm in the throat?

Allergies/Infections: It can be caused by allergies and viral&bacterial infections.

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Constant ball of phlegm in back of throat?

Post nasal drip: This can be from nasal allergies, an allergies can help you , you need a nasal spray.

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I have chronic phlegm in my throat. What can I do?

I have chronic phlegm in my throat. What can I do?

Salt water cleanout: Chronic phlegm is often a result of postnasal drip. My first suggestion be to try to wash out the postnasal drip. A salt water wash out of your nasal passageways on a daily basis can be useful. There are many nasal rinse kits available over-the-counter for this. If this is not adequate, then prescription nose sprays can be helpful. But there may be other issues, so see you doctor.

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How do I cure cough with phlegm in throat urgently?

How do I cure cough with phlegm in throat urgently?

Time ; patience: Unfortunately, most cough +/- phlegm are due to viruses for which there are no antibiotic cures. Recent study concluded average duration of cough illness is 18 days. Phlegm color doesn't help determine need for antibiotics. Go see your family doc if you're getting worse, feel short of breath, have a fever, etc. But for most cases, it's a matter of time ; patience. Sorry!

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How to clear phlegm from a 2 year old child's throat?

How to clear phlegm from a 2 year old child's throat?

Post-nasal drip.: It's difficult once it's in the back of the throat, because most toddlers can't cough and spit phlegm out like older kids and adults can. It's best to get it at the source, which is usually a post-nasal drip; using saline nose drops to loosen the mucus, then bulb suctioning or having the child blow the nose (and repeating until mucus is gone) helps the most.

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more