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Running nose and phlegm

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: June 5, 2020 10:48 AM
Anonymous 21 months

My 91-year old mother experienced running nose and phlegm whenever she’s eating. May I know what’s the cause of it.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 2 years
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your mother’s symptoms and other health problems she might be facing. From your complaints, we believe that her condition of runny nose and phlegm may be multifactorial causes such as:

  • Dry throat in cool temperature (air conditioned-room)
  • Rarely drinking water
  • Smoking
  • Bacterial infection
  • Post-nasal drip

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Fri Jun 05 2020 10:48:09 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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