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Serious phlegm in back of throat gagging me, on proton pump inhibitor for GERD no better, could thyroid be causing problems?

Serious phlegm in back of throat gagging me, on proton pump inhibitor for GERD no better, could thyroid be causing problems?

Probably not thyroid: Even if you have an enlarged thyroid, the thyroid grows out, and it is not common for an enlarged thyroid to cause compressive symptoms. This is more likely from the reflux, or something else. ...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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I have chronic phlegm in my throat. What can I do?

I have chronic phlegm in my throat. What can I do?

Salt water cleanout: Chronic phlegm is often a result of postnasal drip. My first suggestion be to try to wash out the postnasal drip. A salt water wash out of your nasal passageways on a daily basis can be useful. There are many nasal rinse kits available over-the-counter for this. If this is not adequate, then prescription nose sprays can be helpful. But there may be other issues, so see you doctor. ...Read more

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How do I cure cough with phlegm in throat urgently?

How do I cure cough with phlegm in throat urgently?

Time ; patience: Unfortunately, most cough +/- phlegm are due to viruses for which there are no antibiotic cures. Recent study concluded average duration of cough illness is 18 days. Phlegm color doesn't help determine need for antibiotics. Go see your family doc if you're getting worse, feel short of breath, have a fever, etc. But for most cases, it's a matter of time ; patience. Sorry! ...Read more

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How to clear phlegm from a 2 year old child's throat?

How to clear phlegm from a 2 year old child's throat?

Post-nasal drip.: It's difficult once it's in the back of the throat, because most toddlers can't cough and spit phlegm out like older kids and adults can. It's best to get it at the source, which is usually a post-nasal drip; using saline nose drops to loosen the mucus, then bulb suctioning or having the child blow the nose (and repeating until mucus is gone) helps the most. ...Read more

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I have a soar throat and bloody phlegm, what should I do?

I have a soar throat and bloody phlegm, what should I do?

Get seen: The blood in your phlegm could be simply from the sore throat (that may have now become scratched and raw). But, blood in the phlegm is not really normal. How much blood is there? You should get seen by a doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do every time i sing.Phlegm comes in my throat?

What can I do every time i sing.Phlegm comes in my throat?

Check with your doc: Could be from the lung or stomach or sinuses. Probably from the lung. Therefore check with your lung doc. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to remove the phlegm caught in my throat ?

What is the best way to remove the phlegm caught in my throat ?

Plegm stuck in throa: Drink lot of fluids and try guifenesin orally, available over the counter. ...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

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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more