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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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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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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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Can allergies cause some mucus in the throat along with slight chest wheezing?

Can allergies cause some mucus in the throat along with slight chest wheezing?

Yes: Allergies often cause mucus in the throat along with a runny nose and nasal congestion. Mucus in the throat and slight chest wheezing can also be caused by acid reflux from the stomach. ...Read more

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Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?

Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?

Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more

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Mucus in throat and chest with bloating feeling causing me to burp?

Mucus in throat and chest with bloating feeling causing me to burp?

Reflux maybe?: Could be acid reflux. How much caffeine and alcohol do you use? Do you smoke? All these things could make reflux worse. Also watch the chocolate, peanut butter and peppermint. Could also consider taking an over-the-counter dose of Prevacid (lansoprazole) for at least a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What causes excess mucus in throat and nose?

Allergies: It is due to allergies most of the time and also can be caused by viral upper respiratory infections. ...Read more

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Waking up with dry mouth, mucus in throat and blocked nose. Allergy related?

Waking up with dry mouth, mucus in throat and blocked nose. Allergy related?

Could be: If this is an ongoing or recurrent problem then allergy is possible. If it's quite new then infection is more likely especially at this time of year. Your doctor would take factors like duration, family history, exposures, physical findings and more into account to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Take protonix (pantoprazole) but still have mild post nasal drip, clearing throat clear mucus/ little yellow/ burping/ feeling something in throat and spasm. Why?

Take protonix (pantoprazole) but still have mild  post nasal drip, clearing throat clear mucus/ little yellow/ burping/ feeling something in throat and spasm. Why?

Wrong drug: Protonix (pantoprazole) is not for postnasal drip. Protonix (pantoprazole) decreases gastric acid. I would see you physician and get treated for the postnasal drip. this treatment would help most of your symptoms. ...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 crackly mucus in my throat and upper chest, also having to hack out mucus from back of throat. Have high IgE level of 1080.

I have crackly mucus in my throat and upper chest, also having to hack out mucus from back of throat. Have high IgE level of 1080.

See your doctor: I suspect that the reflux has reached your throat now and is the cause for the mucus. However there are other potential causes as well and you should consult a gastroenterologist. The high ige level suggests that you are at risk for allergic diseases but i didn't find anything in your description pointing to asthma or hay fever. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

Diagnosed with Gerds my symptoms dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, globus. Silent Reflux. How to Naturally heal throat and esophagus ?

GERD: Please repost and define your notion of "naturally." Please consider health & disease overall; in other words, how would you define treating, say, a heart attack or stroke or life-threatening high blood pressure or status asthmaticus or uncontrolled seizures or severe GI bleeding "naturally"? ...Read more

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Can anxiety lead to excessive mucus in the throat and/or throat clearing?

Can anxiety lead to excessive mucus in the throat and/or throat clearing?

Not really: As anxiety is more known to "dry" the mouth making speaking difficult. On the other hand, in your case, anxiety may trigger a reflexive "clearing" throat irritating the pharynx enough to produce excessive mucous. An allergic reaction and/or viral infection should be ruled out. Get your gp have your throat examined first & then see a mental health professional 2 get help w/ your anxiety. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip collecting over night cause brown mucus in throat in the morning?

Can post nasal drip collecting over night cause brown mucus in throat in the morning?

Yes: The a.m mucus sample is usually concentrated and thus may look yellow. IN the presence of a sinus infection, the mucus (when present) should be consistently yellow or green. ...Read more

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Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Usually PostNasalDrp: Usually post nasal drip. Your sinuses (allergies, infection, hyperactive) drain mucus down the back of your throat causing irritation to the throat. There are also other less common causes. ...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

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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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...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