For a few months now I have not been feeling 100%. I permanently have to clear my throat constant mucus/phlegm production in my throat. I am able to separate it and force it up my throat to spit out, or find my self having to swallow it back down when in public. Even when I'm swallowing normally, I can still feel a sheet of mucus at the back of my throat. It is clear/white in colour and has a glue-like texture. Along side this, my chest feels quite sensitive when I inhale and at times when I breath in very deeply, I can hear a slight wheeze. I have no cough unless an inhale causes extreme sensitivity which makes me cough to settle it. Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what it may be? Thank you.
There are a couple possibilities that could cause phlegm in your throat. The more common would be post-nasal drip (on an allergic or infectious basis), asthma or some other type of inherited lung disease, not previously diagnosed, such as Cystic Fibrosis. Then of course, there are a number of infectious lung diseases that are characterized by a chronic or sub-acute, “low grade” illness. It is worth noting that it is not uncommon for asthma to be present without wheezing and with cough and mucous the only symptoms.
These possibilities would best be sorted out by a lung specialist (Pulmonologist.)
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