Keep coughing up phlegm

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About every 2-3 weeks I get cold like symptoms and the worse one is the phlegm. I'm constantly getting post nasal drip and coughing up phlegm. This has been going on for the last few years. Doctors just give meds each time without any diagnosis. It's exhausting, sore and just gross.

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    I have exactly the same problem Rebecca.  I saw a ENT specialist and he said Rhinitis but do I take makes a bit of difference.

    I’ve stopped taking antihistamines....they are useless.

    I’m now trying Evening Primrose capsules and drinking Honey Lemon and Ginger.

    I’d try anything to make this go away x

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      Same thing I told Becky the deal with the symptoms ipratropium nasal spray will cut down on the post nasal drip and Albuterol they keep the bronchial tubes clear. I get so bad that either is choke or puke so far my body is chosen puking but I have choked and that will scare the hell out of you.
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      Gosh Lardy that sounds scary.

      I’ll try that nasal spray you suggest.....I’ve been using Beconase and Pirinase sprays but they are not much good .

      Thanks for you’re advice hun 

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      That sounds horrible. I'll try that nasal spray, if not something similar. Depends what we have here in New Zealand. Thanks!

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    Becky I know what you mean I got it too. I can't figure it out nor can the doctors but if you get an inhaler like Albuterol and a nasal spray ipratropium you can deal with the symptoms and hopefully it doesn't develop into bronchitis like I had, if so y'all need an antibiotic.

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    Had the same problems only it would happen one or twice a week where I Cough up phlegm for about an hour and a half and would get up during the night about three times to clear throat of phlegm. Tried everything from nasal sprays  to nasal surgery. Had some relief with asthma medication including preventers and ventolin. 

    I have now been clear of all problems for 4 mouths since I started Capsinol pepper nasal spray. Look on line for Research into the use of capsicum for rhinitis. Agreed with my doctor to try it now he uses it. Buy it from Capsinol direct from Holland. I did Three sprays in each nostril Five times a day for five days now are use it in the morning three squirts on one before going to bed. If I feel postnasal drip coming on one square stops

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