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For the last year I've been spitting all the time. No other symptoms, just the phlem. What can I do?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

Are you spitting because you are having trouble swallowing your saliva or are you coughing up phlegm? If you are coughing up phlegm, you probably have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd.
If you are having difficulty swallowing, you may have a neuromuscular disorder. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Depends...

Are you spitting because you are having trouble swallowing your saliva or are you coughing up phlegm? If you are coughing up phlegm, you probably have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd.
If you are having difficulty swallowing, you may have a neuromuscular disorder. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Indu Lal
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Post nasal drip

In the absence of other symptoms , it may be due to post nasal drip.
Try saline nasal irrigation twice a day, may help.

In brief: Post nasal drip

In the absence of other symptoms , it may be due to post nasal drip.
Try saline nasal irrigation twice a day, may help.
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal
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Dr. David Rosen
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Mucous

This can be a difficult problem. You need to find out why so that you can better treat.
It could be allergic, then and antihistamine and/or nasal spray may be helpful.

In brief: Mucous

This can be a difficult problem. You need to find out why so that you can better treat.
It could be allergic, then and antihistamine and/or nasal spray may be helpful.
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. David Rosen
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