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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

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Keep having thick mucous at the back of my throat. No coughing. Brochiectasis?

Keep having thick mucous at the back of my throat. No coughing. Brochiectasis?

Be aware: without a cough bronchiectasis is unlikely. For that matter bronchiectasis is very uncommon in someone as young as you as it is a permanent enlargement of some of the airways of the lung. This either happens from repeated infections or other genetic disorders. Even if this was bronchitis, just inflammation of some of your airways, a cough would be expected. ...Read more

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My baby has thick saliva stuck in back of throat?

My baby has thick saliva stuck in back of throat?

Try saline drops: Try using saline nasal drops multiple times a day. The saline will thin out the thick mucus. If that is not helping then see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Phelem stuck in back of throat?

Phelem stuck in back of 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

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Swallow lots of mucus from back of nose sniffing why?

Swallow lots of mucus from back of nose sniffing why?

Swallow most: Nasal drainage from allergies or infections in the nasal cavity produces thick fluid.most of this flows downhill into your throat. You can cough it out, aspirate in into your lungs (that's bad) or you can swallow into the stomach where most, not all, virus' and bacteria die.you can blow this fluid out but most gets swallowed. ...Read more

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I have crackly mucus in my throat and upper chest, also having to hack out mucus from back of throat. Have high IgE level of 1080.

See your doctor: I suspect that the reflux has reached your throat now and is the cause for the mucus. However there are other potential causes as well and you should consult a gastroenterologist. The high ige level suggests that you are at risk for allergic diseases but i didn't find anything in your description pointing to asthma or hay fever. ...Read more

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Have sore throat around adams apple and in back of throat. Two yellow sacs in the back of my throat. No hoarseness or pain swallowing. Smoker age 29?

Have sore throat around adams apple and in back of throat. Two yellow sacs in the back of my throat. No hoarseness or pain swallowing. Smoker age 29?

Sore throat: There are multiple causes of sore throat but without further history and physical exam it is essentially impossible to have it diagnosed correctly. If smoking is not the cause of it, it is definitely a contributor. I advise you to see a local doc to go over that with him. ...Read more

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I have a white streak of mucus in back of throat, sinus rince clears up nose congestion but white streak is still present, i also have acid reflux?

I have a white streak of mucus in back of throat, sinus rince clears up nose congestion but white streak is still present, i also have acid reflux?

Get evaluated: If you find that this streak has not changed or disappeared i would have your doctor take a look. Sometimes there are inflammatory changes during a cold but if this is a change in throat tissue that is not resolving i would get the professional opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sore throat, feeling is mucus in back of throat. When I get it out, it's yellow,very chunky and has streaks of blood. Cause?

Sore throat, feeling is mucus in back of throat. When I get it out, it's yellow,very chunky and has streaks of blood. Cause?

Likely viral: Viral infections can cause inflammation of the throat along with yellowish/thick mucus / postnasal drip, and even streaks of blood. If you develop high fever or severe difficulty swallowing or significant blood, seek medical attention. Other wise, try salt water gargles, humidifier, and neti pot. Take Care! ...Read more

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I am always clearing my throat, and always have a whitish and usually clear mucous in the back of my throat? Also mucous in the stool is it related?

Nasal drip or reflux: Chronic throat clearing may be secondary to post nasal drip (allergic or infectious) or reflux (gerd). I would suggest seeing your doctor for a exam and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes foamy white mucus in back of throat that smells sour ?

GERD : Probably it is reflux. Consider seeing a doc to perform an endoscopy. If it is reflux, it can cause other issues if untreated. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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Pain in right eyebrow. Very green mucus from nose and throat. Ear pain. Mucus leaks from my nose and has a lot of blood.

Pain in right eyebrow. Very green mucus from nose and throat. Ear pain. Mucus leaks from my nose and has a lot of blood.

Sinusitis: You could possibly have a sinus infection. You should see a doctor for treatment. In the meantime you could try using an over the counter decongestant or nasal spray such as nasonex (mometasone). You may also use a saline nasal rinse and Ibuprofen as needed. Take care! ...Read more

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Some white stuff in bk of tongue and bk of tongue is bad tasting. Snort little due to mucus, congestion near nasal passage/mouth/throat No pain. Help?

Some white stuff in bk of tongue and bk of tongue is bad tasting. Snort little due to mucus, congestion near nasal passage/mouth/throat No pain. Help?

Mouth hygiene: Hard to say without more info about your history. Could be infection, allergies, reflux, etc. If you're not having pain or fevers it's probably not infection. Try these things: 1) eliminate dairy completely. 2) gargle daily with warm saltwater. 3) get sinus/nasal rinse kit from pharmacy and do hypertonic rinse daily while congested then isotonic for maintenance. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip collecting over night cause brown mucus in throat in the morning?

Yes: The a.m mucus sample is usually concentrated and thus may look yellow. IN the presence of a sinus infection, the mucus (when present) should be consistently yellow or green. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands, a sore throat with difficulty swallowing and mucus running down back of throat. When i've cleared mucus it's yellow /brown?

I have swollen glands, a sore throat with difficulty swallowing and mucus running down back of throat. When i've cleared mucus it's yellow /brown?

Sore throat: You have what is called pharyngitis, or a sore throat. This could be either viral or bacterial in origin. If you have a runny nose also, it is likely to be viral. You should see your physician if the symptoms last for more than 10 days, if you have fever that won't go down, if you are having difficulty swallowing, and if you can't take in food or water. ...Read more

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My 18months old suddenly cough and vomit clear and thick mucus in the middle of the night?

My 18months old suddenly cough and vomit clear and thick mucus in the  middle of the night?

Posttussive vomiting: It is very common for little kids to vomit after coughing known as post tussive vomiting . I am sure he felt better and slept better after that. Whenever they cough they are trying to bring something up. Once it is out they feel relief . ...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