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Phlegm Cant Swallow Throat Smoking Meth
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
16,smoke1 year,sociable smoker ,cigarette yesterday,dry throat,sore throat,ear pain,a tickle in my nose,could I have throat cancer?,throat tightness
Paranoia: While there is a well known link to lung cancer with decades of cigarette use, I cant link a years exposure & these minor symptoms to throat cancer. Common things are more common. The smoking would irritate the tissues & make them more susceptible to germ invasion. This may be little more than a virus. Your doc can examine and decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've sore throat, mucus, slight ear pain when swallowing mucus. No trouble swallowing. Used to smoke 1-2 cigs/day for 2.5 yr. Do I have cancer?
Hard to breathe, stuffy nose sinus pressure, pain, sore throat swollen glands,black&gray specs in mucus a throat swab done it was negative idont smoke?
Virus: This has all the characteristics of a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually runs its course in a week or so and doesn't require antibiotics unless symptoms persist over 7 to 10 days or worsen instead of showing gradual improvement. Treatment consists of gargling with warm salt water,TYLENOL,decongestant tablets or nasal spray if you can use them. Inhaling steam drains the sinuses. ...Read more
Sore throat, dry mouth, flem, trouble swallowing, chest pains, headaches, blocked nose. What do I have?
Unending cough, swollen throat & lymph nodes, painful to swallow and breathe, coughing up mucous, clear nose. I just want relief so i can sleep =(
I'm coughing up brown and green thick phlegm in the morn. It's hard to get it out, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, stuffed nose, shortness breath?
Cefdinir 600MG and probiotic sinuses draining into throat, cough up white foamy/slimy green mucus. When I swallow after, hear/feel crackle in throat.
Take full course: I'd keep going with the cefdinir it until it's all finished. I am not sure how long you've been taking it but if you are on days 1-7, have faith and keep going. If you have any new fever, or are having additional symptoms after one week on meds, that would be time to return to your doc for re-evaluation. You're on a potent antibiotic, so I bet you'll be feeling better soon. Rest and fluids!! ...Read more
Persistent cough 3 month plus can't stop clearing throat i sing and do impressions breathing tickles throat near larynxe what's the cause?
Why does my upper chest or bronchs vibrate when exhaling hard? There's no phlegm/mucus/cough. Quit smoking pot recently but never smoked cigs. Normal?
Impossible to say: You need a physical examination of your chest, and may need additional tests, such as a chest x-ray, to really give an answer. Often, some obstruction in the upper airway, like a polyp or an aspirated foreign body, can cause such sounds, but usually there will be cough, sputum, mucus etc. You need to be examined if it is bothering or worrying you. ...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
Funny feeling in throat. Post nasal drip. Not strep. Dry cough. Mucus seeming to go to chest but unproductive cough. Mucus yellow..And white?
Dr. can check throat: Epiglottitis is rare. New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are 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 or influenza). ...Read more
Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before , or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more
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