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Mucus drainage in throat, difficulty sleeping and breathing. Stopped rice, milk. Permanent cure?

Hi I am xxxxx. Actually every early morning at 4 am i feel mucus in my throat badly, i couldn t sleep and breath easily that two or three hours due to throat phlegm last 20 days.I have visited many doctors here but problem is still there even i left rice,milk,yogurt, paratas and one more things i am smoker and i smoke daily 5 cigarette. I am waiting your replay thanks
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello Sohail...
The symptoms as mentioned in your post may be attributed to the adverse effects of chronic smoking. Prolonged smoking causes mild to severe inflammation of the mucus lining of the respiratory tract, resulting in increased production of mucus in the nose and throat.

Other causes of increased mucus may be due to:
1. Allergic response to smoke, fumes or any food product.
2. Respiratory tract infection.
3. Physiological problems in nose or throat.

Management includes:
1. Avoid smoking
2. Gargle with warm salt water
3. Maintain adequate hydration & avoid consuming foods that can increase mucus production.

If symptoms still persist, it will be better to consult an ENT specialist for further management.
There is no need to will be fine.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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