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Remedy for throat irritation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hello, I have problems with a build up of mucas in my throat mainly, tried a few things, lemon, water, even humming, it stays there and makes it very difficult to sleep, especially laying on my back
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hello
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   ok, hi
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem ?
User :   are you working on an answer for me?
User :   sorry, weeks
Doctor :   ok, do you notice any specific color in the mucous
User :   no, it seems normal,
User :   i keep wanting to swallow
Doctor :   is it more in the nights ?
User :   yes, but probably because I'm laying down, but still during the day
Doctor :   that is possible, do you feel any ndifficulty in swallowing
Doctor :   difficulty*
User :   doesnt hurt, just always wanting to swallow, what can I take to clear it for good?
Doctor :   use CHLORHEX gargle thrice a day
Doctor :   it will clear up any infection residing in there
User :   any normal pharmacy?
Doctor :   and relieve you of the problem
User :   permenantly??
Doctor :   Its the brand name it will be available in al medical shops
User :   what causes it to start with
Doctor :   commanly a viral infection
Doctor :   super added with a bacterial infection
User :   does it just break up the mucas?
Doctor :   which irritates the throat continuously leading to produce more mucous to soothen it
Doctor :   yes for sure
User :   thaankyou, is this costly, and how long will it take to clear?
Doctor :   NO , its cheap
Doctor :   may get cleared in 3 to 4 days
User :   then no problems, yes??
Doctor :   yes,
User :   thankyou very much, if it works then £9.95 is worth it, :-)
Doctor :   you will witness
User :   anything I can do to prevent further problems?
Doctor :   yes, avoid cold foods
Doctor :   less spicy foods are preferred
Doctor :   drink warm water only
Doctor :   avoid dust
Doctor :   thats more
User :   i have been on a diet, eating lots of tinned pineapple, salad dips, raw carrots
Doctor :   thats no prob except if you can avoid pineapple
User :   why?
Doctor :   i suggest you to have a break in dietin til you get better
Doctor :   pineapples have acids and thorns
User :   serials for breakfast ok??
Doctor :   ok
User :   thankyou, my time is up i think
Doctor :   thanks for consulting, kindly provide your feedback
User :   ok
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