Build up of plephm on throat

Patient

Q: Build up of plephm on throat

Doctor

A:   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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