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2 weeks ago I smoked 5 cigarettes my throat hasn't stopped hurting since. The back of my throat has some mucus and I've been congested. What is it?

2 weeks ago I smoked 5 cigarettes my throat hasn't stopped hurting since. The back of my throat has some mucus and I've been congested. What is it?

Probably a virus: Smoking can irritate the throat (and irritate your entire body) but any irritation should have healed by now. I am guessing that the irritation to your system lead you to get a viral infection. I advise trying Umcka (from health food stores), an herbal remedy proven to help colds and sinus infections. I hope you have learned from this and will never smoke again. See http://tinyurl.com/lblldw ...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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Why does excessive mucus run down the back of my throat and choke me? I do a lot of coughing trying to get it the mucus up.

Why does excessive mucus run down the back of my throat and choke me? I do a lot of coughing trying to get it the mucus up.

Sinus issues: You may have an alllergic or non allergic rhinitis or an infection of your sinuses. You can try otc allergy meds and nasal saline. If they do not work see a doctor (ent or allergist), who can evaluate you and prescribe appropriate medication. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more