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Symptoms of catarrh include a blocked nose, feeling like there's a lump in your throat, and swallowing or coughing to try to clear your throat.

Things that may help ease the symptoms of catarrh include drinking plenty of water, gargling with salt water and using medicines like decongestants.

A GP may suggest treatments for catarrh like decongestants and salt water nose rinses. Steroid spray or nose drops can be used to treat nasal polyps.

Catarrh is the body's natural reaction to things like infection. The lining in your nose, sinuses and throat becomes swollen and produces extra mucus.

Catarrh is a build-up of mucus in your nose and sinuses and phlegm in your throat. It usually clears up by itself but see a GP if it does not go away.

Page last reviewed: 17/11/2022
Next review due: 17/11/2025