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Old 08-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Thick sticky white phlegm at back of throat in morning

I have been suffering on and off over the last few years with this. I wake up in the morning and I have thick and sticky white phlegm going down the back of my throat. I don't get a blocked or runny nose though - so I am not sure whether it is a post-nasal drip. I have a sore throat - but more up in the nasal passages. This morning there was a bloody bit of the phlegm which I picked out - as it takes forever to try and swallow. I am a smoker and am always wondering if it is cancer - but the doctor has assured me on many occasions that it isn't cancer.
Any thoughts?

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Old 08-26-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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Re: Thick sticky white phlegm at back of throat in morning

Do you consume a lot of dairy products? I've been told that avoiding dairy products will help reduce the amount of phlegm I produce. It does seem to help somewhat.

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