Throat infection phlegm

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Avatar n tn Looks like the sinus infection has progressed to a throat infection as well. The inflamed throat can cause phlegm production and bleeding on spitting. Consult your primary care physician who will do blood tests and take a throat swab to determine the cause and prescribe appropriate Steam inhalations and salt water gargles can help. Take (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen if there is pain. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn The symptoms described could be due to an infection, most probably streptococcal or a viral infection. Strep sore throat needs to be treated with an antibiotic as strep is a bacteria. Viral sore throat is best treated with rest, warm oral fluids and (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain.
Avatar f tn Usually, if it's green it's an infection. Yellow can also be an infection, but usually you can still fight it off without an antibiotic if it's yellow. Green is a more advanced infection. You should see your doctor and get an antibiotic. If it were from COPD or CHF it would be clear or white.
Avatar n tn I have been coughing up thick clear phlegm speckled with gray. Not constantly, but a few times a day. I was diagnosed as a child with post nasal drip and I live in an area notorious for causing allergies. I do experience sinus congestion fairly regularly. For the last several months, my right lung seems sore or tight when I take deep breaths, but it improves almost entirely when I exercise.
Avatar m tn After getting on the antibiotic, which I started three days ago now, I don't have the sinus headache anymore but the earache and sore throat are still there pretty strong. Finally, the phlegm in my throat stopped being so green/brown and recently went to a clear/white thick with bright red in it. Last night I brought up some that was all red. I only started coughing after the blood was found in my phlegm, so what could possibly cause this?
Avatar f tn ive tried to see a doctor but no diagnoses they have. My problem was the phlegm on my not coughing though nor colds...just only the plegm on my throat that i want to get rid off..! Everytime i swallowed i felt like the plegm stock on my throat..what do you think that is? Is this a serious illness or what..thank you and godbless!
Avatar m tn For the past year I have had the feeling, in which I have trouble swallowing, and I feel as if there is always phlegm in my throat and it feels as if my throat is swollen a bit any help would be awesome!!!
Avatar n tn Also is the phlegm watery, or is it firm-ish? Yes it's possible you also have a bacterial infection in your throat. Go to your doctor, s/he'll give you a prescription for antibiotics. 4. For the damaged tissue, STOP SMOKING, and try Vix vapodrops or strepsils, they work for me.
Avatar n tn But i haven't had any respiratory disease so far other than frequent throat infection(my doctor says tonsils infection). Sticky phlegm sticks to the back of my throat very frequently and i have to struggle hard to get rid of that. :( Kindly mail me at ***@**** if u find any solution for this.
Avatar n tn For the last five years I have endured the presence of constant phlegm in my throat.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am 49 year old female. About 2 months ago I started to develop a feeling as if something is "stuck" in my throat. I then started constantly clearing my throat. Shortly after things got worse and I also developed constant mucus/phlegm which is clear-colored and almost thick as gum. I went to the ENT which suggested my symptoms are related to acid reflux and prescribed Prevacid. After a month on the medication, I felt no improvement at all.
192055 tn?1263559137 For about a year now, it feels like I have phlegm/mucus stuck in my throat and can't completely clear my throat. Also when I cough, its a lil wet and there is phlegm. When I started to have the problem, I went to the doc and he said it just may be sinuses and sent me on my way... but never went away. I went to the doc while I was in Basic Training in SC... then went to GA for 4 months... back to FL for a few months (where i use to live) and now I am in NC....
Avatar n tn I am on a steriod spray, breathing treatments, advair and rescue inhalers. I have been dealing with acute phlegm blockage for two months now. I have also been taking mucinex and a non-drowsy decongestant as well. There is so much mucous that is getting caught in my throat all the time. I cannot speak or swallow medications at times. The various doctors I have been to, including E.R. doctors, do not seem to be bothered by this.
Avatar n tn ) I've been reading a number of posts here, in the archives, about phlegm in the throat. I have phlegm in the back of my throat all the time. I'm certain this is contributing to my snoring. One extremely helpful post said that constant phlegm in the throat is comes from congestion that is above or below your throat. If the congestion is in the chest this could be due to asthma. I'm not asthmatic, I don't smoke or live with a smoker, so that's out.
Avatar n tn Another annoyance is this throat phlegm issue. It's like phlegm is always sitting at the back of my throat and I'm always clearing it or trying to swallow it, but have no luck. This problem is most noticeable at night when I'm trying to go to bed. I don't have any known food or seasonal allergies. I don't smoke, although when I was 5 my father smoked when I was in the same room as him. But this problem didn't develop until I was 16. My diet is the usual fast food, tv dinner thing.
Avatar m tn Hello, It could either be allergies which can cause the phlegm to form. I always have phlegm in my throat I was told it is due to a combination of allergies, asthma, and sinus issues. I get a lot of sinus drainage in my throat and ears almost all year round. Try taking an over the counter zyrtec or some other form of allergy medicine first. If it doesn't help try some sort of mucus medicine. Also talk to your primary care provider about it.
Avatar n tn Next day same thing, dropped off presectiption for Z-pac,and started on that last night. Yesterday and today, I will bring up phlegm from my throat secretly, being a lady and all, and dispose of it in a tissue in private, well 3 times so far, I have brought up hard phlegm covered in blood. Doesn't look like old blood, but more red than rust. I am not blowing blood out of my nose, so this is why I am confused.
Avatar n tn Clearing your throat can irritate your throat and make it sore. When you feel the need to clear your throat sip some water to clear the phlegm. An antihistamine can dry up the postnasal drip. However, it may make the phlegm thicker and more difficult to move.
Avatar n tn My nose is clear, although there is a build up of mucus in the back of my throat that will not go away. Everytime I try to eat or swallow I feel like I am choking because I am unable to breathe from the mucus. I am scared and do not know how to get rid of it any help?????
Avatar m tn I started developing a serious problem on my nasal cavity, pharynx, epiglottis and throat. There is a thick phlegm that is forming in the regions mentioned above that suffocates me when I lay down and fall asleep. The feeling is horrible and I have to cough all the time and try to swallow the phlegm all the time in order to alleviate the problem. Sometimes it feels as if it is stuck on the end of the palate region and pharynx and it doesn't go down.
Avatar n tn I have to clear my throat in the morning for several minutes, thick thick phlegm. It chokes me till I get it up and spit it out. This issue is embarrasing, I sound awful hoarking like this. I now have a cold and the phlegm is constant. I cannot lay down without spitting in a kleenex steady. I take an Expectorant and it relieves the symptoms for a couple of hours only. I go through boxes of tissue. Does anyone have an answer for me ??????????
Avatar m tn Exactly one week ago I engaged in rimming with a female sex worker. (Me on her) 2/3 days later I started to get a lot of phlegm collecting in the back of my throat and it has continued like that for the last 4 days. My throat is not sore at all, I don't have a chesty cough, there is just a constant build-up of mucus that I have to spit in a tissue. It smells quite bad as well. Do you have any idea what this could be?
Avatar n tn Since I was a child, I have hacked up loads of phlegm on a daily basis. But for the last two weeks, I have been coughing up heavy amounts of phlegm, from clear to yellow, to light green and back to yellow. The cough is hard and uncontrollable and I thought it was a bronchial infection. When I laugh, I hear (and feel) a wheezing that instantly produces coughing and phlegm. My doctor can't see me until next week and people have told me it could be anything from pneumonia to tuberculosis.
Avatar n tn My husband, 37 years old, non-smoker, and in excellent health has been suffering from excessive phlegm in his throat for about 6 weeks now. It started as a cold and cough, but now he just has the excessive, clear phlegm. At times it impedes his talking and in the night it completely clogs up his throat and he wakes up gasping for air - taking several minutes to be able to breathe again, nearly passing out each time from lack of air.
Avatar n tn Your doctor may send your phlegm to the lab for testing, or just look at your throat and listen to your chest. If he suspects you have a bacterial infection, he will prescribe the appropriate medication for you. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Avatar m tn I have a tiny olive size lump on right side lower right almost in center above my collar bone. I have been coughing somewhat with phlegm mucous like some kind of cold virus /never smoked. take b/pressure pill. Otherwise good health/veg. for 6 yrs. I see my pulse beating of the lump but No pain. I have bad teeth. can u tell me what it could be?
Avatar m tn My throat is killing me.. I don't cough up phlegm as often, its more of a dry cough now with some phlegm every now and then. I'm coughing every 5 minutes at least it seems and it just feels like my throat is being ripped apart. I decided I'd quit smoking pot until this passes, as I was doing so the other night and it just hurt really bad too. Anyways any advice? Do I just have a sore throat that needs to pass? I'm thinking of picking up some throat spray today...