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Get mucous in throat when eating. So much that I have to

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Get mucous in throat when eating. So much that I have to spit it out and cannot resume the meal. this occurs every meal. Help!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
this is probably a result of acid reflux
have you been examined?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes. I have rheumatoid arthritis.Am on steroids and arava. Checked every 6 Months.


A) For progress on arthritis


B) For arthritis spot on lung (which is getting smaller)


Am now on 10mg morphine daily.


The phlegm started 3 days ago


Still smoke but only 4/day (I used to smoke 30)

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Your doctor needs to rule out infection.
But the fact that it happens when you eat indicates GERD or acid reflux disease, which is common in your situation.

It is likely that your doctor would put you on nexium or the like, and see if this improves, that is after making sure there is no long problem going on.
Use reply to let me know if you have further questions. [click reply to expert].
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