Excessive Production Of Phlegm In The Throat?

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Hi Elsa,

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Continuously, the cells lining the mucosa in the throat will actually produce mucus (phlegm). The function of this mucus is to humidify the air that enters the respiratory tract and also prevents the entry of harmful foreign particles into the deeper respiratory tract. However, normally this phlegm is not produced in large quantities to cause you discomfort.

As for the excessive production of phlegm to the point of making a feeling of always wanting to get rid of phlegm, the possible causes could be due to the following conditions:

Allergies, for example due to cold, pollen Excessive consumption of cold or oily food or drinks Too often loud shouting Respiratory tract infections Other viral or bacterial infections GERD (reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus) Malignancy around the throat Side effects of drugs, and so on Can also expelling phlegm that you do is a form of anxiety vent or a habit that is difficult to eliminate and is carried out continuously for no apparent reason, for example in people with excessive anxiety disorder, somatoform disorder, or OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).

Instead, if the complaint feels very disturbing and difficult to eliminate, you immediately check your complaint to the doctor. Through a physical evaluation or assisted by laboratory tests, X-rays, ultrasound, and endoscopy, doctors are generally able to determine the best treatment. Alternatively, you will be referred to an ENT specialist (ear nose throat) so that the complaint can be completely cured.

In the meantime, you should realize that the habit of removing excessive phlegm can trigger inflammation in the throat so that the production of phlegm will increase. Therefore, if you do not feel stuck, you should reduce the habit. In addition, if you have an allergy to a substance, try to avoid the trigger of the allergy, for example by avoiding air conditioning, avoiding cold food or drinks, and using a mask when in a dirty environment. Diligently wash your hands and keep yourself and your environment clean. Reduce the habit of shouting too loudly, and also reduce consumption of foods that are too oily and contain too many artificial sweeteners and seasonings. Lastly, stay away from cigarettes and their smoke.

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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