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Doctor insights on: Phlegm In The Back Of My Throat

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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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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I have had phlegm in the back of my throat daily (and cough hard);intense knee pain in my right knee;had a few bumps in my lower back to but area.HIV?

I have had phlegm in the back of my throat daily (and cough hard);intense knee pain in my right knee;had a few bumps in my lower back to but area.HIV?

No: If your question is that the constellation of symptoms you just mentioned are peculiar or diagnostic of HIV infection, the answer is categorically: no. You need to see your doctor for assessment, good luck ...Read more

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I have a bad phlegm taste in the back of my throat. What does this mean?

I have a bad phlegm taste in the back of my throat. What does this mean?

Throat phlegm: Throat phlegm is often ropey saliva. This is affected by dehydration, infection and certain foods. Easiest fix is to increase h2o intake by a liter a day. Non- alcoholic mouth washes are useuful as well. Brushing your teeth 3-4times a day is important. Any of the causes can create bad breath. Infection will become evident and needs treatment. ...Read more

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My only symptom is sore throet but when I look at my throat I can see phlegm stuck at the back of my throat?

My only symptom is sore throet but when I look at my throat I can see phlegm stuck at the back of my throat?

Dr. can check throat: 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). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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How come i always have phlegm build up in the back of my throat?

Lots of Causes: Your symptoms may be caused by allergies and sinusitis with post-nasal drip ( the collection in the back of your throat) or an infection. Check with your doctor as there are several possibilities. ...Read more

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Over the last 2 months, whenever i jog, i get this feeling like phlegm is accummulating at the back of my throat, and it makes breathing uncomfortable?

Over the last 2 months, whenever i jog, i get this feeling like phlegm is accummulating at the back of my throat, and it makes breathing uncomfortable?

Asthma?: It may be that you have mild asthma with exercise. Do you have any nasal symptoms? See your doctor about this. You may eventually need to be avaluated with a lung function test. ...Read more

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