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Phelgm In Throat
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
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
Allergic rhinitis: Sounds like allergic rhinitis or if you're a smoker then it maybe chronic bronchitis. If you don't smoke, then it can be treated by avoiding allergens, especially pollen dust, and other household triggers or you may see your primary doc and be given a nasal corticosteroid spray which are usually quite effective. ...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
Infection: A cough that is productive of discolored sputum is consistent with a lower respiratory infection like pneumonia or bronchitis. Alternatively, significant postnasal drip of mucus can be coughed up. A physician can assess the need for antibiotics and whether a chest x-ray would be helpful. ...Read more
Sore throat. Painful chesty cough. White spots on tonsils and back of throat. Pressure in ears. Fatigue.
Viral URI: Probably viral, but to be sure, go and see a doctor and be examined. Good luck. ...Read more
Yellow bumps in back of throat. White patch in throat. No soreness, swelling or coughing. Only scratchy when throat is dry. Strep? Tonsillitis?
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
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
What causes tightness in chest/throat, painful deep breaths, hoarse voice, strange sensation in throat/postnasal area, stuffy nose and burping air?
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
Throat infection orjust sick Persistent cough. Not pain in throat but in bronchial area in lungs. Ear pain. Threw up. Lots of mucus. No fever. What is?
Viral illness: Hydrate yourself well . Treat the symptoms with OTC medications. Rest , take a lot of vitamin C and Zinc , hydrate more .use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to treat body ache, headache , or low grade fever. Not better or start having chills or high fever see your PCP or go to urgent care ...Read more
Need more info: My recommendation would be to see a doctor asap since coughing up blood never has a benign cause. On the other hand it would be helpful to know how long you have been ill, to whom you were exposed, whether you smoke, have fever, chills, nausea, shortness of breath, etc. Make a list of everything and take it with you to the doctor. ...Read more
Have sore throat, swollen tonsils, congestion, rusty mucus in sinus, and thick whitish cloudy sputum with cough. Does this sound like pneumonia?
Sore throat, constant throat clearing, mucus in throat voice sounds funny sometimes. What could it be?
Started with mild throat tingle. Now mucus in chest, sneezing, runny nose, headache, body fatigue/ aches. Coughing to clear throat. Sore throat also.
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