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I am allergic. Since my baby, nasal discharge has been dripping down my throat, making me cough. Usually the discharge is clear and mucilaginous, but recently I have been coughing up thick yellow mucus. It has been going on for over a week. What to do?

The flow of secretions down the back of the throat is a common symptom of allergy sufferers. The appearance of a thick yellow discharge may indicate a bacterial infection and in this situation it is necessary to see an ENT specialist as soon as possible.

Remember that our expert's answer is informative and will not replace a visit to the doctor.

Krystyna Kizler-Sobczyk, MD, PhD

She is a graduate of the Medical Academy in Warsaw. She cooperated with renowned medical institutions in Poland and abroad, incl. with the Independent Public He althcare Center in Warsaw Wola and the Kuwait Medical Center hospital. He also works at the Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Dentistry at the Medical University of Warsaw.

Specializes in otolaryngology. At the MML Medical Center, he deals mainly with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nose, sinuses, pharynx, larynx and ears in adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of audiology diseases and surgical treatment of nasal obstruction.

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