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Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Can excessive mucus in your throat be caused by acid reflux?

Yes. Commonly.: Yes, common in our area is allergic rhinitis as well. If you are concerned talk it over with your doctor. This picture is worth of thousand words. It can drip down or come up pretty easily. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Acid reflux is giving me mucus in throat and nose, what can I do to fix this?

Acid reflux is giving me mucus in throat and nose, what can I do to fix this?

Diet change: If these symptoms are related to gastroesophageal reflux then diet change, decreased total fat intake, avoid large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; otc meds are available.Usual symptoms are chest pain and nausea. If symptoms become severe, see physician for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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Have acid reflux. Cough, choke, gag and expel lots of phlem/mucus. Developed gurgle in throat which expels lots of mucus when I cough, for 30+ days. e?

Have acid reflux. Cough, choke, gag and expel lots of phlem/mucus. Developed gurgle in throat which expels lots of mucus when I cough, for 30+ days. e?

A trial of : lansoprazole 15 mg (over the counter med) 30mins before breakfast and dinner for 2 weeks. If it does or does not helps see your doctor ...Read more

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I have a white streak of mucus in back of throat, sinus rince clears up nose congestion but white streak is still present, i also have acid reflux?

I have a white streak of mucus in back of throat, sinus rince clears up nose congestion but white streak is still present, i also have acid reflux?

Get evaluated: If you find that this streak has not changed or disappeared i would have your doctor take a look. Sometimes there are inflammatory changes during a cold but if this is a change in throat tissue that is not resolving i would get the professional opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Doctor thinks I have acid reflux, but I have a lot of mucus when I wake up, then goes away throughout day. Should I clear throat,ignore or swallow it?

Possible Sinus?: Lots of things can cause you to have mucus when you wake. What you do with it, probably doesn't matter too much. I would see your doctor and consider something like nasal steroids (flonase, nasonex (mometasone) etc) to see if the mucus decreases. Room air humidifier at night, decongestants also may help. ...Read more

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Symptoms began nJan. Allergy type thick mucus yellw/green. Feels stuck n throat. Acid reflux acts up I drink h2o and burp yellw grn acidic foam mucus?

Symptoms began nJan. Allergy type thick mucus yellw/green. Feels stuck n throat. Acid reflux acts up I drink h2o and burp yellw grn acidic foam mucus?

GERD may progress: GERD="gastroesophageal reflux disease." Stuff from stomach (whether acid or not) regurgitates back into esophagus--due to inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, impaired esophageal function (peristalsis), inadequate saliva, gastric outlet narrowing, gastroparesis, small bowel pathology, etc. Your throat may be affected, as described (=laryngo-esophageal reflux). Time for check-up. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more