What Causes Fluid to Build up in the Throat and Makes you Choke?


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What May Cause Fluid Build Up In Throat That Causes Coughing To The Point Of Choking And Vomiting?

What may cause fluid build up in throat that causes coughing to the point of choking and vomiting? When that happens it causes me to feel like I can't breathe.


It would be important to know the color and type of fluid (white, yellow, or green mucus vs. pink frothy sputum) to narrow down the causes of your cough, but a common cause of such symptoms is post-nasal drip. Post-nasal drip is the accumulation of mucus and secretions in the throat; common causes include upper respiratory infections (common colds), sinus infections, and allergies.

Acid reflux and asthma can also cause similar symptoms. You should discuss these episodes with your doctor, especially since they are causing breathing difficulties.

Here are a few articles about post-nasal drip and about acid reflux that may help you.

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You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.