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frothy sputum

my brother in law has this drainag from the back of the throat theat he constanly has to be hacming up a to get rid of ti ,, he ahs beento so many drs. who repeatedly told him taht he as allergy , this drainge and spitting upp white frothy spit  every day is goingon for so long .. could a deviated septum be the cause?
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Hello,
There can be many possible causes of frothy sputum like allergies, inflammation and infections. It can be due to any condition related to the throat or the lungs. Post nasal drip, allergies, pollution all can lead to constant throat irritation and frothy sputum. Nasal congestion, nose bleeds, facial pain, recurrent sinus infections all are the symptoms of a deviated nasal septum. Consult an ENT specialist for more queries and assistance. I sincerely hope it helps.
Best wishes and regards!
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