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Phlegm stuck in throat all the time and blood in saliva in morning?

Phlegm stuck in throat all the time and blood in saliva in morning?

Possible infection: Tough to say, could be a minor infection, ...Viral v. Bacterial. If not better soon, get eval. ...Read more

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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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Laryngitis 3wks ago,Flu 2 wks ago.Lotsa phlegm stuck in throat since 3wks ago.Hospital-on nebuliser,xray shows lungs expand 2 much,pulmonologist help?

Laryngitis 3wks ago,Flu 2 wks ago.Lotsa phlegm stuck in throat since 3wks ago.Hospital-on nebuliser,xray shows lungs expand 2 much,pulmonologist help?

Emphysema?: The fact that your lungs expand too much would suggest an obstructive lung disease, like emphysema and COPD. Do you smoke cigarettes? This would explain the phlegm production and the refractory nature of your symptoms. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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What to do if i need remedies for phlegm stuck in my throat?

What to do if i need remedies for phlegm stuck in my throat?

Hydrate well with : Water. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced organic ginger. Steep for at least five minutes in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs of honey & sip. ...Read more

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Im a smoker. I feel like there is phlegm stucked in my throat. Is there something i need to worry about?

Im a smoker. I feel like there is phlegm stucked in my throat. Is there something i need to worry about?

Dry mouth stop smoke: Smoking can dry your mouth out and if you don't drink enough water (8glassesdaily) phlegm could form. If you drink hard alcohol it could irritate your throat and contribute to problem So STOP SMOKING ...Read more

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I keep getting this constant phlegm stuck in my throat and I feel like I keep needing to swallow all the time, what could be the cause of it?

I keep getting this constant phlegm stuck in my throat and I feel like I keep needing to swallow all the time, what could be the cause of it?

Post nasal drip: It probably is due to post nasal drip due to usually sinus problems. Take a non sedating antihistamine like Loratadine for few days. If problem persists see a doctor so your throat can be inspected. ...Read more

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Feels like I have phlegm stuck in my throat. I don't smoke.I also burp all lot not because of over indulging food. Should I be worried?

Feels like I have phlegm stuck in my throat. I don't smoke.I also burp all lot not because of over indulging food. Should I be worried?

Maybe you should...: When taken together, globus sensation & air swallowing with resulting belching are consistent with stress/anxiety, but from here we can't rule out GERD, dysmotility, or even atypical cardiac pain. You did not provide us your age relative to age-appropriate risk factors for the latter. If any doubt or you know yourself to be at risk, please get checked. ...Read more

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There is phlegm stuck in my throat.It formed in my throat at the end of 2009 during a cold. How do I get rid of it. I have been to the doc but no help?

There is phlegm stuck in my throat.It formed in my throat at the end of 2009 during a cold. How do I get rid of it. I have been to the doc but no help?

Globus: Globus (lump sensation) which persists should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist with a small in office flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy (small scope). There are multiple causes including: allergies, reflux, cysts, tumors, neurologic causes, external (thyroid) compression. The treatment will be contingent on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I keep feeling like I've got phlegm stuck in my throat on the right and a mucus build up in my nose but can't blow it out can only sniff and swallow?

I keep feeling like I've got phlegm stuck in my throat on the right and a mucus build up in my nose but can't blow it out can only sniff and swallow?

Nasal saline: Try using some nasal saline. This can loosen up the nasal mucous and help with this feeling of it being stuck. There are many brands and types but try to find one that only as sterile saline in it and not medications. You can buy these at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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My TSH is 0.25(l)after eating my throat get irritating &phlegm stuck in my throat.Wat I have to eat to get normal.I could'nt sleep feel heavy breath?

My TSH is 0.25(l)after eating my throat get irritating &phlegm stuck in my throat.Wat I have to eat to get normal.I could'nt sleep feel heavy breath?

Not related: I'm not sure if your throat issue has anything to do with your thyroid. Your TSH is low, but looks as if you just changed dose from 100-->75mcg. I bet your throat issue has more to do with allergies or asthma or some other condition. I see you are on prednisone, maybe related to that condition? See a doctor for throat and neck exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

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

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I wake up nauseous, headache, and chestpain lately. The nauseous feeling feels like a ball of phlegm stuck in center of throat. Im 48 yr. Old female .

I wake up nauseous, headache, and chestpain lately. The nauseous feeling feels like a ball of phlegm stuck in center of throat. Im 48 yr. Old female .

Get evaluated: I wish i could say that this can be just from allrgies that is causing mucus production and congestion or this is just a reflux but with chest pain and nausea, cardiac problems need to be ruled out. Better be safe than sorry, go and see a doctor right away. ...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


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