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I have chronic phlegm in my throat. What can I do?
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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Salt water cleanout
Chronic phlegm is often a result of postnasal drip.
My first suggestion be to try to wash out the postnasal drip. A salt water wash out of your nasal passageways on a daily basis can be useful. There are many nasal rinse kits available over-the-counter for this. If this is not adequate, then prescription nose sprays can be helpful. But there may be other issues, so see you doctor.

In brief: Salt water cleanout
Chronic phlegm is often a result of postnasal drip.
My first suggestion be to try to wash out the postnasal drip. A salt water wash out of your nasal passageways on a daily basis can be useful. There are many nasal rinse kits available over-the-counter for this. If this is not adequate, then prescription nose sprays can be helpful. But there may be other issues, so see you doctor.
Dr. Manav Singla
Dr. Manav Singla
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Identify the trigger
Chronic phlegm can be a sign of post-nasal drip from allergic rhinitis or sinus infection.
It may also be related to gastroesophageal reflux. A physician will be able to identify the specific cause so proper treatment can be offered.

In brief: Identify the trigger
Chronic phlegm can be a sign of post-nasal drip from allergic rhinitis or sinus infection.
It may also be related to gastroesophageal reflux. A physician will be able to identify the specific cause so proper treatment can be offered.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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