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Forum Name: Psychiatric Topics

Question: constant throat clearing

 andrew1113 - Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:03 pm

about 1 month ago i noticed that while sitting watching tv, or lying back in my bed that i would have to constantly(several time per minute) swallow phlem. i was wondering if anyone had come across anything similar? could this just be chest congestion or an indication of soemthing more serious.
 andrew1113 - Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:35 pm

not sure if this is related but, when i'm laying down on my side my arms seem to fall asleep really easily.
 Dr. Russell M - Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:41 am

User avatar Hi!

Do you cough up your phlegm before you swallow it? That could mean the source of your phlegm to be in fact the chest. Phlegm may also come from the sinuses, the cavities within the skull bone of face. Its presence is an indicator of infections.

As for you arms sleeping easily, I think most people would have that when lying down in a particular position which might impinge on the nerves to the hand.

Hope this helps.

Warm regards,


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