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A 25-year-old member asked:

I have to clear my throat often. will it help if i talk more or talk louder?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Need mucolytic: Need to clear mucous in back of throat use a combination of otc n-acetyl cysteine 600mg three times with bromelain three times for 2 weeks and notice whether is improving otherwise check with an ENT doctor.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
I would try to determine why you are clearing your throat first. You can see your local ENT
Oct 6, 2011
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown commented
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Provided original answer
Dr. Melder is correct I have also seen this with people who has post nasal drip due to allergies
Oct 6, 2011
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Thick mucous: In throat. It may help to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) to loosen this up.
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