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A 20-year-old male asked:

Excessive mucus in throat feels like choking. worsen when lying down. no heartburn. gerd/lpr/something else?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sounds like PND.: Postnasal drip is excess mucous production from sinuses,worse when you lie down because it pools in the back of your throat. Gargling with warm salt water or flonase may help.
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Mucus: Excessive mucus in throat can be due to: genetic predisposition, diet related (avoid gluten, increase Omega 3), or medication related.
Last updated Nov 13, 2018


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