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Get phlegm after eating. Advised to drink more water. No improvement even after drinking 4 glasses of water. Suggestions?

i ALWAYS GET PHLEGM AFTER EATING, NO MATTER WHAT i EAT OR DRINK--ALSO MOST NIGHTS AFTER LYING DOWN TO SLEEP, i SPEND 20-30 MINUTES hAVING TO CLEAR MY THROAT EVEN IF I HAVE NOT EATEN FOR SEVERAL HOURS i HAVE TAKEN PRIVSOLAC (INCREASED TO 2 A DAY) WITH NO RESULTS--STARTED TAKING OIL OF OREGANO AND NAC BUT NEITHER SEEM TO HELP. WHEN i WAKE UP I HAVE A BAD TASTE AT THE BACK OF MY MOUTH. MOST NIGHTS I WAKE UP AND HAVE TO CLEAR A DRY THROAT IF I GET A COLD SYMPTONS ARE WORSENED AND REMAIN FOR QUITE SOME TIME AFTER THE COLD GOES AWAY I AM 58 MALE 220# MY DOCTOR SAID I SHOULD DRINK MORE WATER AND I HAVE GONE FROM ALMOST ZERO TO 2-4 GLASSES PER DAY(DID NOT HELP)
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Hi

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum

You seem to be suffering from larynogopharyngeal reflux secondary to acid reflux from the stomach. You need to drink plenty of warm water and use saline nasal spray followed by steam inhalation. A mucolytic such as bromhexine or ambroxol will help in thinning out the secretions and thus reducing your symptoms.

Also, avoid coffee/chilled food & beverages/smoking/alcohol.

I wish you good health

Regards
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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