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A 50-year-old member asked:

What to do to get rid of my phlegm (mucus in my throat)?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin can help loosen phlegm and thin secretions, making them easier to expel with coughing or clearing of throat.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of phlegm in my throat?

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Dr. Jason Smith
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Salt water: Try gargling with warm salty water. Use a teaspoon in 8 oz of warm water and gargle and spit.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I treat this mucus/phlegm in my throat?

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Dr. Jonathan Mills
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
Sinus or Reflux?: Thick mucus in the throat is due to irritation to the mucosa. Generally this means either 1)irritation due to postnasal drip from allergies or chronic sinus infection, or 2)irritation from acid reflux (laryngopharyngeal, "silent" reflux). The former is treated with a nasal steroid spray and saline sinus rinses. The latter with acid suppressing meds. Your doctor can help pin down a specific cause.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of phelgm in my throat?

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Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Cough: The coughing mechanism is used to expel from the lungs and trachea as well as the back of your throat the mucus and debris to your mouth. Then you can either spit it out or swallow it.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of mucus buildup in my throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Mucus: Hydrate well with water. Or consider using warm fluids like herbal teas or soups. Consider use of a humidifier to moisten the mucus. If this is a chronic problem - have it checked out medically. Take care.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What can I do to get rid of the thick mucus in my throat?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Allergies: Previous discussion suggested allergies with post nasal drip many excellent antihistamines otc. Loratadine 10 mg daily good start. No improvement after 1 month may need to see physician.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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