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What Causes Thick Phlegm In Throat
PND: What your describing could be several things..But the first thing that comes to mind is post nasal drip. It can become quite thick and cause a lot of clear phlegm expectoration. If you find yourself clearing your throat constantly..It may well be this. You should see your pcp in case its something more severe. ...Read more
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
Throat mucus: Mucus tends to thicken and turn yellow or slightly green as water evaporates from it. The flow of mucus slows at night, so that in the morning you'll feel the mucus in the throat, and there is an urge to cough or expectorate it. You can relieve this, by staying hydrated and using a saline rinse to help thin mucus and improve mucus clearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?
Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more
Have sore throat, swollen tonsils, congestion, rusty mucus in sinus, and thick whitish cloudy sputum with cough. Does this sound like pneumonia?
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
Possible infections that causes green phlegm? My hayfever is causing grey bits in my phlegm to come up
Phlegm: This is material that occurs as a result of inflammation in your respiratory tract causing increased secretions and sloughing of damaged tissue. This can be due to allergies, viral or bacterial infections or toxic substances in the air like smog. See an allergist and get tested and desensitized. ...Read more
I constantly feel a tickle in my throat, wake with yellow phlegm and clear white phlegm from my throat, is this tuberculosis?
Unlikley: Tb is more likely to present with chronic cough - usually bloody with a known exposure to tb. Unless you work in healthcare, have been around someone with tb, or travel to developed countries, your risk of contracting TB is low (real but low). I would think a more common cuase of your symptoms would be either allergy, sinus drainage, or acid reflux. Your local ENT can help determine cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coughing up hard thick yellowish bloody phlegm. Could this be a sinus infection since the air is really dry and cold? Also causes a sore throat.
Coughing up: Blood at any time requires further work up! see your pcp. Do not put this off. ...Read more
Reflux: Phlegm in the throat associated with food may be from acid reflux. When acid reflux makes it to the level of your throat it is called lpr. In some instances chronic inflammation in the tonsils may cause similar symptoms. I rare cases, a pouch like space called a diverticulum(zenker's) can occur in the upper esophagus which can produce mucous and debris. ...Read more
Coughing for almost 4 mnths, taste of blood in my flem and colour of red. Scratchy troate, tight airway, what could it be?
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