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What causes excessive phlegm in the throat?

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Posted on Tue, 15 May 2018 in General Health
Question: I get a lot of phlegm in my throat. It has been going on off and on for about 3 weeks. I constantly feel like I have to clear my throat.
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Brief Answer:
Post nasal drip

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Healthcaremagic.

Your problem is due to postnatal drip which occurs due to allergic cause. You need to take some antiallergic like cetirizine once daily. Also take steam inhalation. It should help.

Let me know if I could help further.

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