A 63-year-old female asked:
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any idea what causes thick mucus in my throat causing me to clear my throat constantly iv'e had this problem since my teens i'm now 63?

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Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
PND Likely: Assuming you are a non-smoker and you do not have an obstructive pulmonary disease and/or are not referring to sputum...More than likely pnd- post nasal drip (allergies or anatomic issue with your septum or sinuses).
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Allergies: Allergies? Post nasal drip are both possibilities for constant clearing of throat. See your doctor and see what the doc suggests.
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