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Concord, NH
A 22-year-old female asked:

How do you get rid of mucus from your throat that you can't cough up?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Mucus: Use saline nose drops for a post nasal drip you can also steam yourself in the washroom and use a vaporizer while sleeping.
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Suitland, MD
A 20-year-old female asked:

What does it mean if you have a lot of mucus in your throat and how can I get rid of it?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Mucous in throat: You could gargle with warm saltwater you could have either allergies or reflux especially if you have an acid taste in your mouth acid taste associates with reflux. Try an over the counter antiacid and see if helps. You could even try mucinex (guaifenesin). This will thin the secretions. Good luck.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of mucus stuck in your throat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Hydrate well &: Gargle. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good.
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