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Can't sleep cause keep choking on mucus, keep swallowing but it keeps coming back. What can I do?

Can't sleep cause keep choking on mucus, keep swallowing but it keeps coming back. What can I do?

Mucus: Since miami is known as a mold heaven i would suggest that you may be allergic to molds. Seek help from an allergist. In the meantime you can do some environmental control by sleeping with the window closed, check your air conditioning system , get rid of flowers, etc. Take an antihistamine at night before bedtime and one in the morning if necessary. ...Read more

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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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Newborn baby started choking on mucus 15 hours after being born. Face turned red, ok after using suction. Is this normal?

Newborn baby started choking on mucus 15 hours after being born. Face turned red, ok after using suction. Is this normal?

Getting use to feeds: In the first day of life a baby must learn to put the liquids down the swallow tube and air down the air tube. Sometimes they get mixed up, turn red, sputter, but recover. This is all part of getting use to the world outside the womb. ...Read more

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Feels like mucus stuck inside throat which gets worse after drinking water or eating help? Whenever i drink fell like choking on mucus, i have to spit

Feels like mucus stuck inside throat which gets worse after drinking water or eating help? Whenever i drink fell like choking on mucus, i have to spit

Excessive mucous: Do you have allergies? There are medications that help reduce mucous production. You can see a board certifies otolaryngologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Matter from (sinus?) blocks air passage back throat forced to cough up vs. Choke - no mucus, infection or congestion. 1x2cm (3mm thick) - what r pos.?

Matter from (sinus?) blocks air passage back throat forced to cough up vs. Choke - no mucus, infection or congestion. 1x2cm (3mm thick) - what r pos.?

Allergy bs dryness : You could have allergies or it even sounds more likely that you are breathing in very dry air and your nasal passages are drying out and you are crusting way up inside. When they loosen up when you awaken you swallow them and cough them out. Put a cool mist humidifier in your bedroom and get checked by an ENT to be sure there is nothing else wrong. ...Read more

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What would cause copious amounts of mucus in the throat causing choking?

What would cause copious amounts of mucus in the throat causing choking?

Copious mucus: Allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis (non-allergic; triggered by things like cigarette smoke, diesel fumes, perfumes), chronic sinusitis are some causes of post-nasal drainage. Otc antihistamines like claritin/ zyrtec/benadryl, nasal saline spray, prescription nasal steroid sprays may help after good exam by doc to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a horrible feeling of mucus lodged behind my nose and at top of throat and feels like choking me. How to deal with this?

I have a horrible feeling of mucus lodged behind my nose and at top of throat and feels like choking me. How to deal with this?

Nasal mucous: It is normal for the nose to make mucous, but what you are describing sounds excessive. Usually when there is excessive mucous production, there is a reason. Allergies, nasal or sinus infection are common causes. Even acid reflux can get to the level of the back of the nose. Treatment depends on the cause. You can try some nasal saline irrigation, but if this doesn't help, get checked out. ...Read more

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Very bad cough, with mucus build up this morning upon awakening i coughed and had i found myself gasping for breath and straining to fetch the stuff up, noting came up. I had choking feeling, and got very nervous. I felt better after drinking lots of wat

The : The only situations I have heard of anyone choking from mucous is in an elderly person that lived alone and was not able to clear their airway by coughing, however this is very rare. What medication are you allergic to? If you have a bronchitis or pneumonia you may need antibiotics, there are many to choose from if allergies are a concern. Drinking water will help thin the mucous secretions along with a daily anti-histamine. I suggest you go back to your doctor for alternative treatment options. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Choking (Definition)

Chocking is when something is obstructing the airway often the trachea. This is an emergency. Someone chocking with complete obstruction cannot speak. They will often grab at their throats. The heimlich maneuver is the famous technique taught in bls courses to try ...Read more