Build up of plephm on throat

Patient : Build up of plephm on throat
Doctor :   Hello, Thanks for the query. Increased expectoration or sputum from the throat or lungs is an indication of a lower respiratory tract infection. It could be bacterial or viral infection. Allergic bronchitis, seasonal asthma could also be the possibilities. Kindly consider consulting a physician for an examination and investigations like streptococcal throat swab, blood and urine tests, chest x-ray and sputum microscopy to diagnose the condition. You will need a course of antibiotics. Avoid consuming chilled food and beverages. Warm saline gargles may provide symptomatic relief. Cough syrups with mucolytics available over the counter may help. Hope this helped. Regards

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