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have bronchitis but now have a lump in my throat

By Anonymous August 16, 2011 - 7:50pm
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what does it mean taking antibotics but throat feels like it have a knot or lump in it

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Hi Anon,

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi. It can make breathing difficult. It can also be painful.

Symptoms of Acute Bronchitis include:

Runny nose
Slight fever
Back and muscle pain
Sore throat
Cough, initially dry, then produces mucus that may be thick, yellow, green, blood-streaked

The lump that you are feeling may be mucus on your throat being released, along with the feeling of a sore throat. Sometimes the mucus can be so thick that it feels like a lump. If you're taking an antibiotics, it is clearing up the inflammation and the mucus has to be expelled. You can help expel the mucus, you can take an expectorant, drink LOTS of fluids, and even use a humidifier at home.

If it gets worse even after you drink more water and help expel the mucus, then you may want to see your doctor.

All the best,


August 17, 2011 - 8:58am
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