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I ve been coughing from an excess of saliva

I ve been coughing from an excess of saliva that gathers at the back of my throat. This happens both when I m asleep and awake. I recently had a virus with a cough, so when I went back to my doctor after it not going away for a month, they prescribed an inhaler. It isn t helping because I determined it isn t my lungs that s causing my current cough, but the collection of saliva in the back of my throat. I have no problem swallowing, but it just seems my saliva glands are secreting more for some reason. Not sure what I can do about this. Everything else feels fine. Don t have heartburn or stomach issues currently. This is causing me to sometimes choke on small food particles too and causing embarrassment in social situations. Please help.
Asked On : Sun, 2 Jan 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi, I am Dr Sonia S V. I am an ENT Surgeon[Specialist in diseases of the Ear ,Nose ,Throat and Head and Neck Surgery] .You may be suffering from what we call a post nasal drip[ here secretions accumulate in the throat from the nose. As you gave a history of viral infection earlier post nasal drip seems likely. Acid reflux issues can also lead to increased secretion. You can try steam inhalation but if the issue persists Visit an ENT specialist in your locality .
All the best

Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal
Consultant ENT Surgeon , Head & Neck Specialist,Bangalore
Answered: Tue, 4 Jan 2011
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Homeopath Dr. Sasi kala's  Response
welcome to h&m,
take lypodium 30 2doses you can solve both of your problems.
take care.
Answered: Tue, 22 Feb 2011
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