Q. Suffering from constant clearing of mucus. Is this related to HIV?

Answered by
Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 02, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 25, 2019

Hello doctor,

I feel something stuck in my throat and constant clearing of mucus for a month now. But, there is no pain while swallowing. I had Azithral 500 mg for five days, but it did not work. Since five days, I have been taking Pantodac 40 mg. It has cured the feeling of something stuck in throat and mucus is still coming, but has reduced a little. During the daytime, the mucus is white and as soon as I wake up it is light green in color. I am completely anxious and stressed for the past five weeks after the incident of unprotected sex. Is this related to HIV? I am getting scared of this. Please help.

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Preventive Medicine Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Avoid carbonated drinks, hot and spicy foods. Take short frequent meals.
  • Do not sleep or lie down immediately after food.
  • Take Pantodac along with chewable antacids or syrups for immediate relief of symptoms. Do exercise, yoga and meditation.
  • You can consult your physician for management if it does not subside. I do not see any reason for you to panic about HIV.

For further doubts consult a HIV AIDS specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/HIV-AIDS-specialist

Hi doctor,

I had Pantodac yesterday after lunch and dinner along with antacids. The constant clearing of throat reduced and phlegm reduced drastically, but then as soon as I woke up there was lot of phlegm and it was all white today. After breakfast I did not take antacid and phlegm is not as before and it is white. After the incident of sexual exposure a few days later I noticed tiny red bumps on the penis head. They come and disappear. When I visited a doctor before two weeks, she said it as an irritation. But, I am getting them continuously. When erect, I see red spots; otherwise they look like tiny red bumps. They are not itchy or painful. If I notice them in the night, then by next morning they will disappear and vice versa. Is this related to HIV? I am getting scared and worried. I tend to look up the internet every now and then. I am not able to keep away from that incident and it is haunting me. Please help.

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Preventive Medicine Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • If symptoms persist consult your physician for GI symptoms.
  • Regarding rashes, it may be due to irritation or fungal infection. Wear loose cotton inner wears. Clean the area with warm water twice daily. Do not over clean or use harsh soaps.
  • You can get back for any clarification with clear photos and details. It is unlikely due to HIV. You can allay fears.

Revert back with the photos to a HIV AIDS specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/HIV-AIDS-specialist

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