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lisa71971
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   Posted 4/19/2013 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone. I had a runny nose and a cough for a while...now I just feel like I have phlegm stuck in my throat and right above my lungs...I try to cough but it seems so thick sometimes.....When I swallow hard it seems to produce more phlegm like behind my nose..and then it gets stuck again. Is this allergies? Thanks! I have tried a nasal spray and like 3 different allergy medicines..how long does it take for allergy meds to kick in?
 
Thank you! confused

kazbern
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   Posted 4/19/2013 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thick phlegm stuck in your throat does sound like allergies, but it could be left over from a cold also. I suggest sleeping with a humidifier in your room, drinking a LOT of liquids, hot or cold, and perhaps getting a sinus wash from the drugstore to help clean out whatever's brewing in your sinuses.
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Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day)generic Colazal (96 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (1/2T daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Colonoscopy found no evidence of inflammation on 8/16/1

lisa71971
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   Posted 4/22/2013 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay. Thanks. It seems like it is just on one side now...weird!!

kazbern
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   Posted 4/23/2013 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Your anatomy is probably not perfectly symmetric - none of us is. I know for me my right sinuses are always more full than my left. My right ear rings, my left ear is fine. Just the way we are made.
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50 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day)generic Colazal (96 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (1/2T daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Colonoscopy found no evidence of inflammation on 8/16/1

lisa71971
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Date Joined Apr 2013
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   Posted 4/23/2013 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay. thank you!
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