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Thyroid Phlegm In Throat
Serious phlegm in back of throat gagging me, on proton pump inhibitor for GERD no better, could thyroid be causing problems?
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
Infection: Anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection. All the best. ...Read more
I have a severe headache, earaches, sore throat, stiff neck, and semi productive cough with green phlegm and white froth. What should I do?
Been coughing phlegm for 4weeks wouldn't say I have bad chest pain but strain on neck/throat/chest when I cough. Could it be a chest infection?
Just suddenly woke up coughing and heart racing. Feeling heart pounding in neck! Hands shaky. It's so cold maybe that's why? Phlegm now in throat
Reflux?: U may have had nightmare? U may have had reflux which activated your awake system &U came out of deep sleep. The Heart pounding, was it fast? Good to have a watch nearby to meas rate. A hard beat can be from activ of symp nerv systom from reflux or dream. The phlegm in throat may have been reflux. Make sure not to lie down w/i 2 hours after a meal. Tell MD about it, if it happens again: Holter ...Read more
After I walk up stair and feel breathless, also neck aching and shoulder. Got phlegm in the nose for 2. Week. Throat likes begin strangle by ppl.
I got over mono last month and now have a sore throat with clear phlegm and a small bump on the right side of my neck under my jaw. Is it still mono?
Probably not: When the body fights back at mono the lymph nodes in your neck swell to produce antibodies. The tissue of the throat will need time to heal. Your symptoms sound more like a new irritation - body responding by coating area with phlegm and the lymph node responding with antibodies. Gargle warm salt water and rest. If still a problem after week or rapidly worsening symptoms see MD ...Read more
Is this the flu or a cold. No fever. Congestion productive cough but with small amount of blood in phlegm. I have a sore throat and neck hurts.
Chesty cough with greeny yellow phlegm. A bit of blood in mucus sometimes. Headache & sore throat/neck. Worse with cold air. Son has croup. Do I?
Woke up with sore throat today. Later in afternoon, got headache, neck aches, phlegm, coughing, not hungry. 101 fever. Is it early to see a dr or wait?
6 mo. Right ear feel blocked, right neck feel swollen when turning head, phlegm in throat. Quit smoking dec 9th. Ent may 22. Any ideas?
With cervical mri can be detected the front of the neck. CervicalMRI came clean, but I have sore throat, phlegm, ear pain, vomiting, burning chest?
Possibly: A bacterial infection is also possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is coughing and with phlegm associated with lymphoma? I also have a little lump in neck and been losing weight.
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It is not a presenting symptom of lymphoma-cough and phlegm.
I noticed several questions from you in this regards. Seems your very much concerned about it and may be stressed out too. Best way is to be seen by your MD and if needed he ca or she can do some work up as well. Once the issue of Lymphoma is ruled out you will be at peace ...Read more
No fever, nasal congestin subsiding, thick green phlegm coighing up, pain in back of neck by glands, no fever, rattle cough?
Congestion: Green phlegm does not always mean an acute bacterial infection, i.e. the type in which you need antibiotics. Often smoldering viral infections end in this way. However, if it persists, recurs after symptoms are almost gone, or you begin developing a fever then definitely have it checked. In the meantime, treat the symptoms. ...Read more
Having a cough with phlegm and nose always seems to be stuffy but no mucus comes out an also a swollen lymph node in neck? Is this a cold? It's been a week and it seems it won't go away.
Could be allergies: Swollen nasal passages often occur with allergies, and drainage can go down the back of your throat causing you to cough up phlegm. Try a steroid nasal spray like Flonase (now available over the counter) plus an antihistamine like loratadine. If still no improvement in 3-4 days, get checked out! ...Read more
Something is blocking my phlem and mucus from coming up could I have an infection in my throat or neck that's preventing it?
Need more info: The first question is why do you think you have phlegm that needs to come up? If you are having a loose cough and hear rattling in your chest you may have an active infection in your lungs. If however you are feeling a fullness in your throat this may not necessarily be related to an infection and this "globus" sensation may be a manifestation of other conditions such as gerd or thyroid disease. ...Read more
Should I wait or have the flu shot while getting over a chest cold w/ enlarged nodes in my neck? My toddler's better as well but has phlegm
Get the flu shot: Even with enlarged nodes. It will do you no harm. ...Read more
See a doctor: In my humble opinion, any time a person coughs up blood, even in phlegm this warrants an evaluation by a doctor. It could be infection, it could be a growth or a tumor. It could be a posterior nose bleed back down your throat. It is never normal for this to occur, and I would advise you to be seen. ...Read more
I have pain in my right ear, it hurts to eat or even swallow water, I also have pain at the top of my neck by my jaw which hurts when I turn my head to the far right, I have for the last couple of days noticed that when I phlegm it's also has blood in it
Very enlarged lymph nodes in neck and upper back and collarbone and chest. Why is it hard to swallow? Feels like I have thick phlegm that won't go dwn
Need to see M.D: You need to see a doctor--this needs a good exam and blood work and chest xrays. ...Read more
I had my neck lymph nodes/glands swollen and sore neck/shoulders for 5 weeks, with phlegm coming up. It's not strep or mono. Is that symptoms of HIV?
I have had a cough about a week that has gotten a little better but still phlegm, sore muscles in neck and upper back and on and off sinus pressure.?
Sore throat 7 months. Had red holes @ above bk of tounge. Large clumps of blood in brown plegm when sort/sneeze. Neck pain. Body pains. Fatiage. Drows?
Sick for about 4 days. Sore throat, productive cough, congestion, face is sore, no fever, mild earache but now my neck is swollen and sore. Seeadoc?
That's a good idea.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
I have a stiff neck, sore throat, productive cough (clear mucus), both ears hurt, and occasionally I sneeze out yellow mucus. Any ideas?
Varies: Certainly among the more common causes are an infectious process such as in the sinuses for example; "allergies" can be another cause. A good medical checkup is sometimes a good place to start. ...Read more
Hi doc how u? My mother has a lot of flem in her neck has tried every bottle u can think of over de chemist counter. Has tryed steaming 2 loosen it up.
Have a tickley cough now for 2 weeks. Coughing up little bits of phlem. Bad on a night and morning also have gland up in left side of neck.
Swollen neck glands: Associated with persistent cough may not be cause for alarm and may be related to a viral uri. Persistent non-tender swelling, however, unassociated with other symptoms, may warrant an exam to rule out rarer, but more serious, causes. Cessation of smoking, then a visit to your pcp, may be appropriate. ...Read more
I have constant post nasal drip, cough and phlem. Is it normal that my glands behind ears and neck would be slightly inflamed?
Yes: Allergies, infections can cause your lymph nodes to be inflamed and enlarged. If this doesn't go away, see your doctor for an examination and further evaluation. ...Read more