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I am a 26 year old who was recently told by an ENT doctor that I have LPR. When I first went to the doctor, I was suffering from a sore throat on one side, a dry cough that had lasted for 4-5 weeks, and constant mucus in my throat that I worked up throughout the day. My ENT doctor basically stuck a mirror into the back of my throat, and said based on my symptoms I was presenting, and what he could see, that I had LPR. He told me to take PPIs twice a day for a month and see how things go. It has been about a month, and things have started to slightly get better. My sore throat and swallowing issues went away, and my cough is much less frequent than it had been previously.
The reason I'm posting is because of my phlegm issue. Every day I am still working up yellow phlegm from my throat, and normally it turns into a thick clear mucus by the end of the day. The mucus is starting to drive me nuts, and from reading other posts I am worried that I will be stuck with this phlegm for years before something is figured out. If anyone out there that has had similar issues has any recommendations or assistance, I would really appreciate it.
I am also slightly concerned about my ENT doctor that I saw. Would he be able to diagnose me with just a mirror down my throat? I asked if it would be better to do a scope, and he said with the view that he had, he wouldn't be able to get a better view with his scope. Thanks!!
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