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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

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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Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

Fever cough sore throat bad taste in mouth?

See your doctor: It may just be a viral process, but if fever is high could be strep. See your doctor who can check it out. ...Read more

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Constant mucus in throat?

Constant mucus in throat?

Allergic rhinitis: Sounds like allergic rhinitis or if you're a smoker then it maybe chronic bronchitis. If you don't smoke, then it can be treated by avoiding allergens, especially pollen dust, and other household triggers or you may see your primary doc and be given a nasal corticosteroid spray which are usually quite effective. ...Read more

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Phlegm taste in mouth and breath. Pain in sternum. No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat. ?

Phlegm taste in mouth and breath. 
Pain in sternum. 
No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat. 
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Phlegm in throat: Phlegm in the throat associated with throat clearing and heartburn symptoms sounds like acid reflux. Generally treatment would start out with acid avoidance (citrus, tomatoes, peppermint, coffee, peppermint, etc) Acid irritating the throat frequently results in increased mucous and prompts throat clearing. I advise increasing water intake and consider starting an antacid. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Usually PostNasalDrp: Usually post nasal drip. Your sinuses (allergies, infection, hyperactive) drain mucus down the back of your throat causing irritation to the throat. There are also other less common causes. ...Read more

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Tight feeling in throat with some sore throat, today?

Tight feeling in throat with some sore throat, today?

More info needed: Any other symptoms? Fever, enlarged lymph nodes, chills, headache, etc. Have you been around anyone with illness, have you been ill previously? Has anyone actually looked at your throat and described it to you? Difficult to diagnose without more info. ...Read more

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Tickle in neck throat blood clot?

Tickle in neck throat blood clot?

Not likely: A tickle in your neck or throat is not a symptom of a blood clot. It is much more likely to be coming from an allergy or post nasal drainage of mucous. ...Read more

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Feeling disonfort in the chest choking in the throat?

Feeling disonfort in the chest choking in the throat?

Complicated: It is hard to figure out what is wrong without more information and an exam. It could be a heart problem or the pain could be from esophageal spasm. It's best to see someone in person to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sore throat earache in both ears. Coughing ..chest feels tight?

Sore throat earache in both ears. Coughing ..chest feels tight?

You've probably got: a virus. Gargle w/cool salt water for sore throat, lozenges,delsym OTC for cough, advil (ibuprofen) for pain inchest and ears,maybe an inhaler if you are wheezing. If not better 1 week,see your Dr.. ...Read more

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Sensation in upper throat and burp?

Sensation in upper throat and burp?

Possible GERD: you may possible have acid reflux. Please consult your physician for further evaluation and treatment. You can try OTC Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec, if not allergic to these medications. ...Read more

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Coughing with metallic taste, tightness in throat, burning in throat, wheezing that stops with clearing throat all after intense cardio. Idea? Thanks

Coughing with metallic taste, tightness in throat, burning in throat, wheezing that stops with clearing throat all after intense cardio. Idea? Thanks

Ent & Cardiologist : I think a medical check up is in order. Start with your family doctor. He may refer to an ENT and cardiologist. The ENT can place a scope in your throat to find any blockages. The cardiologist will check your heart, they may refer you to more specialists. You may have some acid reflux in the mix as well. Wishing you the best. Please make your appointments. ...Read more

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Can tickly allergies in throat hurt me?

Can tickly allergies in throat hurt me?

No and Yes: The tickly sensation in your throat won't hurt you (although it can be a real nuisance), but if the allergies get more severe the tickly sensation can progress into throat swelling that can be very serious. ...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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Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Cough, sore throat and an itchy feeling in my chest?

Well: Can't be several things could be a virus or allergic reaction. For specific diagnosis and treatment consult Healthtap for a video visit or visit a primary care doctor in person ...Read more

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16,smoke1 year,sociable smoker ,cigarette yesterday,dry throat,sore throat,ear pain,a tickle in my nose,could I have throat cancer?,throat tightness

16,smoke1 year,sociable smoker ,cigarette yesterday,dry throat,sore throat,ear pain,a tickle in my nose,could I have throat cancer?,throat tightness

Paranoia: While there is a well known link to lung cancer with decades of cigarette use, I cant link a years exposure & these minor symptoms to throat cancer. Common things are more common. The smoking would irritate the tissues & make them more susceptible to germ invasion. This may be little more than a virus. Your doc can examine and decide. ...Read more

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What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

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

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What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more