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What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more

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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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Upper left chest pain, coughing and clearing throat of phlem, anxiety, lack of energy?

Upper left chest pain, coughing and clearing throat of phlem, anxiety, lack of energy?

See a doctor: You must be examined and perhaps need imaging studies and labs. This is not an issue to be dealt with long distance over the internet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sinus drainage, clearing throat, gurgling noises in throat after drinking and lump in throat feeling. On prilosec. What causes this feeling? Annoyed.

Sinus drainage, clearing throat, gurgling noises in throat after drinking and lump in throat feeling. On prilosec.  What causes this feeling? Annoyed.

Acid reflux: These are symptoms of acid reflux that are affecting your throat. First you should stop smoking as this is only aggravating the condition. Then make sure you take Prilosec first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Try sipping on artesian well water such as fiji water, it will soothe your throat. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip, throat clearing, soreness @upper rear of mouth/top of throat. Intermittent feeling of throat being restricted?not gerd/allergy

I have post nasal drip, throat clearing, soreness @upper rear of mouth/top of throat. Intermittent feeling of throat being restricted?not gerd/allergy

See ENT: I believe you need an ENT consult to evaluate your throat situation. You may not have GERD but possibly LPR (laryngopharyngeal reflux) which is not neccessarily associated with heart burns. Your ENT doctor should be able to help you on this issue. ...Read more

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Phlegm taste in mouth and breath. Pain in sternum. No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat. ?

Phlegm taste in mouth and breath. 
Pain in sternum. 
No cough or cold just sometimes clearing of throat. 
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Phlegm in throat: Phlegm in the throat associated with throat clearing and heartburn symptoms sounds like acid reflux. Generally treatment would start out with acid avoidance (citrus, tomatoes, peppermint, coffee, peppermint, etc) Acid irritating the throat frequently results in increased mucous and prompts throat clearing. I advise increasing water intake and consider starting an antacid. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

Post nasal drip: You have post nasal drip, you can use saline nasal spray or rinse, gargle with salt water & try to unclog your ears by closing your nose & mouth while trying to blow your mouth (valsasavas manouver ) until you see you 1ry care physician or ENT. Good luck. ...Read more

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Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working ?

Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working ?

Time 2 c ur doctor: self medication won't help at this stage, kindly see your doctor for a better look and management, good luck ...Read more

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Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?

Constant feeling in my throat Raspy voice . What are the causes of slightly hoarse voice ?Throat fullness ?

R/O TONSILITIS: LATYNGITIS and recurrent sore throats can cause tonsillitis . You need to be examined and have a throat culture. If that is negative then blood work needs to be done to evaluate for other issues, especially H. pylori. It is the ulcer causing bacteria that can cause halitosis//Gerd as well as laryngitis.. Make sure to brush and floss teeth 3x/dy. Also use a specially designed tongue scraper ...Read more

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Coughing with metallic taste, tightness in throat, burning in throat, wheezing that stops with clearing throat all after intense cardio. Idea? Thanks

Coughing with metallic taste, tightness in throat, burning in throat, wheezing that stops with clearing throat all after intense cardio. Idea? Thanks

Ent & Cardiologist : I think a medical check up is in order. Start with your family doctor. He may refer to an ENT and cardiologist. The ENT can place a scope in your throat to find any blockages. The cardiologist will check your heart, they may refer you to more specialists. You may have some acid reflux in the mix as well. Wishing you the best. Please make your appointments. ...Read more

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Small knot in between chin and throat. Trouble breathing constant feeling of something stuck in top of my throat, hoarse and trouble swallowing?

Small knot in between chin and throat. Trouble breathing constant feeling of something stuck in top of my throat, hoarse  and trouble swallowing?

See doc....: Shortness of breath is a serious symptom and with difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, etc. Could be indicative of a problem in your upper airway. If the shortness of breath is worsening, go to the nearest er right away. See a doctor as soon as possible to get this diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Constant clearing of the throat? Nerves or illness?

Constant clearing of the throat? Nerves or illness?

Laryngitis: Swelling of the uvula, epiglottis or adenoids can lead to constant throat clearing. A trial of nasal steroid squirt will rule out a nervous condition. ...Read more

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Sinus drainage, all clear mucous, post nasal drip in back of throat, clearing throat constantly, just started getting body aches, but no fever?

Sinus drainage, all clear mucous, post nasal drip in back of throat, clearing throat constantly, just started getting body aches, but no fever?

What's the question?: The symptoms sound like a viral respiratory infection ("cold"). Unless you develop a high fever, severe cough, chest pain, or shortness of breath, no antibiotics or specific medicines will help. The best treatments are rest, lots of fluids, a nasal decongestant or antihistamine if you are uncomfortably congested or need to just dry the drip, and a non-prescription pain reliever if needed. ...Read more

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Constant clearing of the throat? Allergies or a habit?

Constant clearing of the throat?  Allergies or a habit?

Possibly: One clears the throat because of irritation. The question then becomes what is the irritation.Post nasal drip from allergies or sinus disease could be the cause. Heartburn can sometimes cause this as well. In some, throat clearing can become a habit. ...Read more

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Getting tingling sensation in throat more on left side causing cough and throw up after every meal . Constantly clearing throat . Please advice?

Getting tingling sensation in throat more on left side causing cough and throw up after every meal . Constantly clearing throat . Please advice?

Reflux: You are experiencing reflux. Eat smaller meals and do not drink so much water at one time. Avoid acidic foods. Try Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec over the counter twice a day and you will be feeling better soon. Feel better! ...Read more

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Sore throat, feels scratchy and irritated like there's fibers stuck in back of throat, keeps triggering gag reflex. Also dull ache in throat.

Sore throat, feels scratchy and irritated like there's fibers stuck in back of throat, keeps triggering gag reflex. Also dull ache in throat.

Allergies?: You could be having an allergic reaction with some swelling in the back of your throat. Try taking some benedryl to see if it helps. If you develop worsening pain, trouble breathing or a fever over 101.5 then see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

I am experiencing  runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

Virus: Most likely you have a virus. We can order a strep test if the sore throat is very severe. Drink plenty of fluids, drink bone broth/chicken soup, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you do not get better with this or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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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