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A 32-year-old female asked:

constant mucus in throat cannot shift, hard to swallow saliva. hey fever?

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Dr. Jonathan Mills
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 13 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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Last updated Jan 22, 2019

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