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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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In the morning i wake up not being able to breath or swallow due to build up of phlegm in my throat, i don't know what to do about this issue.

In the morning i wake up not being able to breath or swallow due to build up of phlegm in my throat, i don't know what to do about this issue.

Checkup: It sound like you may have a post nasal drip, pooling into the back of your throat. I suggest an examination and also, ask about the possibility of acid reflux while you sleep. Definitely get a medical opinion. ...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

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I wake up every morning with waves up nausea, dry heaving, and excess phlegm in my throat. Some mornings it's once or twice while others it's ongoing.

I wake up every morning with waves up nausea, dry heaving, and excess phlegm in my throat. Some mornings it's once or twice while others it's ongoing.

Could be: Post nasal drip. Drains at night. Then in am body tries to mobilize it. Cough. Vomit etc to get rid of it. Call your doc. Try some allergy meds may help. Elevate head of bed. All may help. Increase water. May help this the secretions. ...Read more

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In the morning I have a cough soon after I wake up when i'm ready to eat breakfast.I cough phlegm that's stuck in my throat/have to clear it.No smokin?

In the morning I have a cough soon after I wake up when i'm ready to eat breakfast.I cough phlegm that's stuck in my throat/have to clear it.No smokin?

Allergies?: Often allergies can do this because the phlegm has been draining through the night and causing it to sit on the back of your throat. When you wake up and start eating, drinking, gravity causes it to move more and your body wants to clear it out of the way. Typically this can be easily solved with an quick evaluation from your physician and the right treatments. ...Read more

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I wake up choking on acid and always have a lot of phlegm in my throat. Is this serious?! i've had heartburn for 5 years too.

I wake up choking on acid and always have a lot of phlegm in my throat. Is this serious?! i've had heartburn for 5 years too.

Sounds like GERD: You are on Omeprazole for heartburn. It is clear that this is inadequate for your symptoms. The symptoms you describe above are all associated with gerd. Please return to your doctor and obtain a different medication for the treatment of gerd since Omeprazole is not currently working well enough for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For over a year it seems all the phlegm in my nose goes into my throat somehow and causes me to choke. I also always wake up with blood in my mouth. ?

For over a year it seems all the phlegm in my nose goes into my throat somehow and causes me to choke. I also always wake up with blood in my mouth. ?

Probably not your nose: Your symptoms do not sound like they have anything to do with your nose. The nose makes anywhere from 250 ml to 2000 ml of mucus a day and this mucous rarely causes choking. When people feel mucus in their throat and they choke it is almost always due to unrecognized reflux. Stomach juice comes up from below gets into your throat causing choking and irritation. You need to see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have bloody phlegm when i wake up? I have a sore throat, some headache and body ache?

Why do I have bloody phlegm when i wake up? I have a sore throat, some headache and body ache?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more