Sputum is a secretion that your body produces when it encounters an irritant such as dust, pollen, or an infection. The body will produce mucus out. and when the mucus in the nose flows down the throat or mucus in the throat Or mucus in the trachea that is expelled up to the throat becomes phlegm in the throat.
Causes of phlegm after waking up
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Songklod Iamchaturaphat Doctors at Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society identified the causes of phlegm after waking up as follows:
- throat irritation
Certain sleeping habits can cause air to enter the throat. This results in a dry and cold throat. The body therefore sends moisture as phlegm. Causing phlegm in the throat when waking up
People with sinusitis often have mucus that runs down their throat and produces mucus that is usually green or yellow in color.
- allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
Allergy sufferers often experience nasal congestion, itchy nose, sneezing, and runny nose. Some people cough, especially when they experience an irritant or change in the weather. When mucus runs down the throat, it produces white mucus in the throat.
- chronic bronchitis
with inflammation of the bronchial mucosa The mucus in the bronchi is excreted. The patient has phlegm in the throat. especially when sleeping when the body is unable to excrete phlegm Causing when waking up to find that there is a thick mucus in the throat
If there is sputum after waking up should drink a lot of water to dissolve phlegm But if there is still a lot of mucus for several days, you should see an ear, nose and throat doctor for diagnosis.
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