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Hv had phlegm stuck in back of throat for 3wks after clearing sores in nose with kenacomb oint dr says allergies is 3wks too long what causes this flm?

Hv had phlegm stuck in back of throat for 3wks after clearing sores in nose with kenacomb oint dr says allergies is 3wks too long what causes this flm?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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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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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Constant ball of phlegm in back of throat?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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 baby has lots of phlegm backed up in his throat. What can we do?

My baby has lots of phlegm backed up in his throat.  What can we do?

Lots: This question has different offerings depending on age. Infants may need a formula change as dairy products actually can thicken phlegm (even though some studies say to the contrary). Breastfeeding moms eating dairy=same affect. Older kids may have allergies and some meds may help reduce phlegm. I do have success with chinese herbs in all ages. Find a chinese medicine practitioner in your area. ...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