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A 22-year-old female asked:

Im constantly clearing my throat and always feel mucus when i swallow. back of tongue is also white. what can be the cause? how do i get rid of it?

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Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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Post-nasal drip: mucous in the throat is usually due to post nasal drip,which is usually caused by sinus drainage,which occurs due to inhaled nasal irritants. This is most frequently due to allergies.See your PCP/ENT/allergist.In the meantime ,try an OTC anti-histamine.Tongue can be assessed by your doctor.

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Last updated Feb 14, 2019

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