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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Weeks now i have phlegm in my throat and a sour taste

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for 4 weeks now i have phlegm in my throat and a sour taste in my mouth
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi, Is the phlegm clear or does it have color? Any indigestion or congestion in your sinuses?

Have you seen a doctor about this and have you tried anything for it?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

doctor said it was a virus and will clear itself, phlegm is clear , sour taste has started 2 weeks ago

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK--what about the indigestion or sinus congestion?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

sinus ok but have been getting indigestion, feels like its worse after eating and in morning

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK. This sounds like a gastric acid reflux problem and not a virus.

For now you can try daily Prilosec or Pepcid AC to see if it clears up but if not you'll need to talk to you doctor again and get a prescription for Nexium

Let me know if you need any more information please