Hi. Can you tell me more about the phlegm? Is it clear or colored? Is this a constant--throughout the day--problem?
it is clear,it is constant during the day and night resulting in lack of sleep
OK Noel. What kind of nasal sprays have been tried?
Have you had a ct scan of your sinuses?
Any problems with indigestion or heartburn?
I do not know the names of the nasal sprays,they were on prescription from my doctor.
I do suffer from indigestion but not constantly.I have not had a ct scan
OK Noel. We can certainly continue beyond this if you'd like. There are two possibilities here:
A chronic sinus congestion/infection condition with postnasal drip
Gastric acid reflux that is inflaming your nasopharynx and causing the sinus inflammation
I would ct your sinuses to look for the first cause and I would have you try over the counter Prilosec or Pepcid AC for two weeks to see if that cleared your problem. If it did, I would still have you undergo upper endoscopy to look for esophageal damage from the reflux.
If it's a sinus problem I'd give you a two week round of antibiotics for that