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Why Do I Always Have Phlegm In My Throat
Mucous in The throat: Everyone has mucous in the throat. The problem is when it appears to be in over abundance. What you can do is try a nasal steroid over the counter or an anti allergy pill like Claritin or Allegra. Zyrtec can be overly sedating and you should avoid the decongestants like sudafed as it raises the blood pressure. If that doesn't work see an ENT doctor that does allergy and they will check you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Post nasal drip: It could be several things. The most common are allergies and reflux. Both cause post-nasal drainage, which could lead to dry non-productive cough. That tickle often causes frequent throat clearing. Get checked by an ENT specialist who is best equipped to help with this problem. ...Read more
Reflux: It sounds like you are bringing up acid from your stomach. Try a daily over-the-counter medicine like omeprazole. If that doesn't work after a few weeks see your doctor. Don't stay on it forever. If this has been going on for a while give it a month or 2, then go to every other day for a month and cut down slowly. Consider cutting down (or out) coffee & alcohol. Definitely stop smoking if you smok. ...Read more
Thick Mucus: Greetings. Treating thick mucus first begins with hydration. Try a saline nasal wash like the NeilMed kits. Guifenessin commonly sold as Mucinex (guaifenesin) will also act as a mucolytic. Remember to drink plenty of water and even sleep with a humidifier. These actions should help resolve your thick mucus. ...Read more
Possibilities.....: Your symptoms may be due to post-nasal drip, resulting in phlegm in the throat. The post-nasal drip could be due to sinus infection, allergies, etc. See your doctor for diagnosis since there are very effective prescription nasal sprays to treat this problem. ...Read more
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Why do I constantly feel like I have phlegm in my throat? There is always mucus in my nose and throat and sometimes it affects my sleep.
Phlegm: You and 31 million other persons have this. Fancy name is mucociliary clearance - look that up. Your nasal cilia are not doing their job of moving bacteria out of the nose/sinuses. try Humming - low tone like "ooommmm" and songs Drink green tea warm, not too hot Increase fluid intake if not clear, consider pulsed nasal/sinus irrigation to restore good cilia movement. (see Hydro Pulse™) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Side effect? : Antibiotics, antifungals, thyroid meds, high blood pressure meds and lithium are known for creating metallic taste in mouth. Contact your pharmacist or doctor. If you are being treated for periodontal disease as using Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) try drinking orange juice. If it continues see you doctor to rule out illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a sore throat and cough when i throw my phlegm i saw a red on my phlegm is that because i have sore throat? But i dont have chest pain
Red stuff?: If you coughed hard enough you could break a small blood vessel and that would be the answer. As long as it disappears, fine! If it persists go see your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more
Infection: Tonsils help to fight infection and they may develop small areas of inflammatory materials in the crypts of the tonsils which present as a white coating or white spots. Sometimes this is more common with strep and you should be tested. ...Read more
I always have problems with my throat because I talk a lot.I had nodes before. I smoke but not all the time. Lately, my throat hurts when I smoke why?
Forgive my frankness: As one who speaks professionally and thus earns a living by using her mind, you have done well with your life so far. Your tissues change and epithelium may thin a bit as you mature. Your throat is asking you to stop smoking. I am, too, and so are the people who love you. Why not take that brave step right now? ...Read more
I have a cough and constantly running nose. I also have lumps in the back of my throat but my throat is not sore it just feels dry. What do I have?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. ...Read more
Many things: This could be many things including infection, dryness, post-nasal drip, allergy...If this is a persistent problem, you should see your physician for an examination. You might need imaging studies or direct visualization to figure out what could be causing this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: But the underlying problem is something affecting the vibration of your vocal cords. The vocal cords are like two strands of a rubber band. When they don't vibrate well, you will have hoarseness. This can be due to inflammation (reflux, allergies), infection, poor technique leading to fatigue, smoking, nodules, polyps, cysts, etc. If hoarseness persists, you should see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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