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Phlegm that just won't go away!

That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
edited June 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So for a while now I think i've phlegm stuck in my throat but I'm not really sure that's what it is cause I try and swallow it so I can spit it out or whatever but it just kinda sticks in my throat.

I've tried taking exputex which is meant to break it down and get rid of if but that doesn't really help.

Anybody got any advice on how to deal with something like this?

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Is this a single glob or are you talking about regularly getting phlegm in your throat?

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  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Regularly, like throughout the day I can always feel it there and I try and get rid of it by swallowing but it doesn't do any good.

    I don't smoke or anything like that.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Possibly post-nasal drip. Meet with a doctor if you can to document everything, but I'll put my money on saline spray and Claratin.

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  • ChanusChanus Harbinger of the Spicy Rooster Apocalypse The Flames of a Thousand Collapsed StarsRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Get an allergy test. It's that time of year for them to pop up and you can develop them later in life and out of the blue.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Does it feel like you always have to swallow? I've had this for a while and am finally seeing an ENT.

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  • E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I second the post nasal drip, keep a close eye on it, the mucus and irritation makes a good breeding ground for strep. I always used to get the pnd from allergies at the start of fall.

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  • robotbeboprobotbebop Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Is your nose stuffy at all? Probably post-nasal drip stemming from a sinus infection. Let me tell you, sinus infections get really lame.

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  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    My nose isn't really stuffy so i'm not sniffling or anything like that but yeh I do feel like I always have to swallow.

    It doesn't feel as if I'm swallowing anything though so I was wondering if maybe I'm trying to swallow my tonsils :P

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    how long is a "while" because this happened to me the last time i got a cold

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  • That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    like 2 weeks now and I'm pretty sure I don't have a cold. I don't have the sniffles or sneezing/coughing fits or anything like that.

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  • tardcoretardcore Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    It could be a tonsil stone. I use to get 'em from time to time. Annoying as hell.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsil_stone

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    If you're worried, get a doctor to check it out.

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  • MICHAELSORAMICHAELSORA Registered User new member
    It's caused by inflamation of any number of parts in that area but known as globus, here's the wikipedia lowdown on it https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globus_pharyngis cheers get well soon , anti inflamatorys can help and stop the swelling causing enlarging of parts that are pressing on unusual areas, that's why it has the same alien sensation of a foreign body being there ready for swallow and digest, good luck people and peace and health to you all

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