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Flem in my throat and when i cough nothing comes up?

Flem in my throat and when i cough nothing comes up?

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

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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 flem in my throat I have taking mucin experant but it doesn't go away what can I do ?

I have flem in my throat  I have taking mucin experant  but it doesn't go away what can I do ?

Treat the cause: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a mucolytic that with the right amount of fluids helps with loosening up the secretions so you drain more easily. Treat the cause of irritation of the lining of the face and the excess mucous will decrease. Infection, irritants and allergies are the commonest causes. ...Read more

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I have lots of flem in my throat that i can't seem to get rid of. It white in color.

I have lots of flem in my throat that i can't seem to get rid of.  It white in color.

Get nebulized saline: Get plenty of water, take Guaifenesin 600 mg 3 times a day then nebulize saline (if possible hypertonic; 3.5% or even 6% twice a day. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Nexium (esomeprazole) helps with the flem in my throat but not heartburn, Prilosec helps with heartburn but not flem. Can i take both?

PPIs: It is not recommended to take 2 different proton pump inhibitors, but you can take one of them twice daily to see if that provides symptom relief. If not, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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Constant ball of phlegm in back of throat?

Post nasal drip: This can be from nasal allergies, an allergies can help you , you need a nasal spray. ...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