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Constant phlegm drainage after pneumonia

Hello Everyone,

     A couple years ago, my mother had a nasty case of pneumonia. She did recover from that, however ever since, she has been dealing with phlegm constantly draining down the back of her throat, every day, all day long. Does ANYONE know what it could be and how to stop it possibly? Please let me know, and thank you.
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Oh, I'm really sorry to hear that.  Has anyone ever recommended breathing treatments for her?  This can be done at home once you are taught.  
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15695260 tn?1549593113
Is there any update? Want to see how things are going with this health concern.
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Sara she has been dealing with it for two years and nothing is getting better
15695260 tn?1549593113
Hello and welcome to the forum. We're sorry to hear about your mom's illness and ongoing issues with phlegm in the running down her throat.  This is likely post nasal drip or chronic rhinitis.  Often this is caused by allergies but there are a host of other reasons and sometimes it is idiopathic with no reason known.  Inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses post pneumonia is certainly a possibility and unfortunately, that can last for weeks, to months and sometimes a year. https://www.medicinenet.com/chronic_rhinitis/article.htm#what_conditions_cause_an_impaired_clearance_of_nasal_secretions  and another easy to read article https://www.webmd.com/allergies/postnasal-drip#1

Things that can help are a humidifier or something like a nasal saline spray or irrigation with a neti pot.

I would urge her to see her doctor to discuss this as soon as possible.  
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