Get help from best doctors, anonymously
Common Specialities
Common Issues
Common Treatments

Hi, This has been a daily issue for me since the past few years, and now all of a sudden it feels it is getting worse. I have always this urge to clear my throat, and phlegm keeps building up in my throat which makes me want to clear my throat. I have seen many doctors for a solution but they seem to tell me it is just psychological. But I really don't understand how it can be psychological if I actually can cough out the phlegm, and if try their advice of not thinking about it, makes sore throat blocked resulting in coarse speech. And of course cold / sweet food items make it worse. I have a deviated nasal septum as well. If this is any helpful. I am a working professional, but very active and physically fit, play football over weekends, and try to stay in shape. Any medicines or exercises that I can go for to cure this. Thanks.

1 Doctor Answered
Dear lybrate-user Its good you have nice understanding of your health issues. I appreciate your sensitivity. You are suffering from chronic pharyngitis and its not psychological. Previously it was called globus pharyngitis or hysterical pharyngitis. But now its called chronic pharyngitis due to some cause. The reason maybe Eosinophilia Laryngo pharyngeal reflux disease (gas trouble) Any chronic bacterial infection of throat etc. So please go to a good lab and get your absolute eosinophil count checked. Get an throat swab culture sensitivity report done if possible. I can advise you medication once I see your reports.
1 person found this helpful
Suggestions offered by doctors on Lybrate are of advisory nature i.e., for educational and informational purposes only. Content posted on, created for, or compiled by Lybrate is not intended or designed to replace your doctor's independent judgment about any symptom, condition, or the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given person.