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Why Do I Always Have Flem In My Throat
Post-nasal drip....: It is possible that post-nasal drip is causing your cough. Sometimes, post-nasal drip can even lead to bronchospasm which can cause coughing. There are good nasal sprays that can be used to treat post-nasal drip so that the cough will be less. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...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
I always have a lot of flem in my throat! Causes me to get choked and gag a lot. How do I get rid of it?
Post nasal drip: It is hard to say without a proper physical exam but it sounds like you may have post-nasal drip. Basically, this is caused by a chronic stuffy nose which causes fluid to build up in your throat. Sometimes antihistamine medicines such as claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec help. ...Read more
I have a cold and have so much flem in my throat that it feels like someone us choking me. How do I get rid of that?
Depends: If you have post nasal drip and that is causing you to bring up phlegm then you need to try otc remedies( mucomyst etc, nose spray and allergy meds to name a few) to help with sinus congestion and if they dont work need to see your physician and may need prescription medicines. If you have acute bronchitis and dont think post nasal drip is a problem then definitely see ur physician. ...Read more
Runny nose for 1 week&now can't stop coughin feel like I have flem in my throat constantly and voice is hoarse &coughin up green phlegm for past 1 day
Post-nasal drip...: It sounds like you have a post-nasal drip which is causing bronchospasm which in turn causes the cough. A prescription steroid nasal spray in addition to antibiotics if your doctor thinks you have a sinus infection may be needed to get this cough under control. You may also need bronchodilator and steroid inhalers to treat the bronchospasm. See your doctor for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
I have a really bad sore throat and discomfort swallowing. Runny nose and flem in my throat. Is this due to the cold/flu i currently have or my GERD?
Cold: I am sorry that you're suffering with this. From the sounds of your symptoms I believe this to be an upper respiratory infection commonly called a cold. You should drink lots of fluid get some rest and take it over-the-counter cold medications as needed. It may be somewhat due to the Gerd. ...Read more
What do I have?sore throat,runny nose,sneezing a lot flem in my throat and looks like almost pin hole like holes on my side/back of mouth near tonsils
I have a really sore throats and there was a reasonable amount of blood in my phlegm this morning ?
My son 6yrs old has some coughing, flemmy throat and tends to make a grinding noise back of throat; bringing up green flem. What can I do?
Chronic inflammation: From either allergy or low-grade infection or both... Either way he deserves an exam that will evaluate his nasal cavity and his tonsils/throat. There is probably a regimen that will help him depending on the underlying cause. Get it checked out and it may lead to some beneficial changes in his sleeping and life! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be too dry: Need to drink moe water and be adequately hydrated. If it persists, see an otolaryngologist. ...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
Find the cause. : There are ways to reduce the discomfort of having phlegm in your throat, yes. But, we'd need to know why it's there in the first place. Allergies? Sinus infection? Throat infection? Once the cause is elucidated, your treatment becomes properly directed. Please consult with a local doctor, or with me or one of us on HealthTap and find the reason for your symptom. ...Read more
Gargle: Try gargling with salt water.Get a more detailed answer ›
Phlegm that is stuck: A "tickle" cough can be a sign of post nasal drainage. Mucous specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the phlegm build up is related to sinus drainage. Also consider trying to sleep with an elevated head or with a bedside humidifier. All the best! ...Read more
Not likely: removing your acrylic retainer after eating and at night to rinse off or soak is very important and helpful in keeping bacteria from overpopulating on the acrylic. Bad breath can be a possibility if your not. In regard to the phlegm...the natural reflex of the mouth when food or anything else enters is to produce increased saliva. sore throats is most probably unrelated ...Read more
Hi! I am a smoker. I feel like i always have phlegm stucked i my throat. Is there something i need to be worried about?
Yes, there is: ANYBODY who is a smoker has something to worry about. If you are chronically producing mucus (phlegm) that is an indication that the smoking is causing inflammation in your air passages, which is the beginning of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. See your doctor and please quit smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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