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A 30-year-old member asked:

when i wake up there is tons of mucus in my throat. why does this happen?

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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
Family Medicine 45 years experience
See PCP: Gotta know the cause. See pcp for work up. Could even be gerd.

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Hello my 6 weeks nephew has a flu and is blocked and has this thing that looks like mucus that keeps blocking his throat,what can I do to help?

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Testing: Monitor for fever, provide hydration, and your PCP may screen him for viral and bacterial illness, depending on additional findings. Other considerations include use of nasal saline to keep nasal passages patent. Infants breathe through their noses, and this is an important part of his management.

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