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Excessive phleghm

I have excessive phleghm when I eat or drink.  Cold liquids are worse.  I then need to spit out the phelghm plus I start coughing.  I was recently put on a generic (flonase) nasal spray (two spays in each nostril daily) as well as Singulair.  I had to stop taking the Singulair as I was having heart palpitations and extreme dizzyness.  I have also been taking OTC Prilosec.  This all started about 3 years ago after spending the Winter in Vegas.  
I recently had a 2 month bout with broncitis which caused a trip to ER and then the pulmonologist who prescribed the above.  Note:  I passed the breathing test 100%
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Your symptoms can be due to Asthma, COPD or Bronchiectasis. The other causes could be due to Bronchitis or Cystic fibrosis You will need to consult your doctor who may need to do a sputum culture and sensitivity to determine what antibiotic the organism is susceptible to.  He may even ask for repeat blood test and an X ray. Lung function tests could further help in evaluation. In the meantime take OTC acetaminophen if you have temperature, try to take warm oral fluids and do steam inhalations prior to your meals. This helps to loosen up and bring out the secretions.  

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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