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How To Expectorate Excess Mucus In Throat
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
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
May be difficult: Some of the therapeutic measures include agents that will help to liquify the sputum and make it easier to cough up. Some have used inhaled aerosolized antibiotics (systemic antibiotics are seldom helpful because they do not get to the bronchiectatic areas). This is a chronic incurable problem. If there are localized areas they may be amenable to surgery. See a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will sodium chloride rinsing solution in nebulizer, assist in thinning mucous and help me to cough it up. I have bronchiectasis
It may: It may aid with breaking up the mucus. ...Read more
Irrigation...gargle: It's important to find out why you are having these issues before deciding how to alleviate them. Usually, i'd recommend sinus irrigation with saline and otc reflux treatment at the same time for ~2 weeks. If not better, get to an ENT who can examine both the nose and the throat for signs of disease. ...Read more
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How much water: The recommend amount of water to maintain health is up to 8 glasses of water.Not sure if that will help sinuses. Most important form of water really is increasing humidification of your surroundings such as a vaporizer/humidifier; warm compresses to your face , Hot showers should help thin some of the mucus. Last is to use nasal saline spray on a regular basis to really help loosen the congesti ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post nasal drip is causing me to gag and vomit will Robitussin CF help also got a cough from the drip?
Yes & no: 2 ingredients in Robitussin CF (cough suppressant dextromethorfan, expectorant guaifenesin) may help but the 3rd (decongestant pseudoephedrine) may keep the nose & sinuses running since it opens sinus passages. May want to use Robitussin-DM or Mucinex dm which don't have the decongestant. Antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) will help stop runny nose. Possible drowsiness with these meds. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip result in mucus entering into lungs and accumulating there, or does it just go in stomach ?
Most to stomach: A little post nasal drip may try to enter the lungs & trigger a strong protective cough. If it went in with any volume you would have a significant pneumonia almost immediately. Most enters the esophagus/stomach & digestive pathway to be broken down over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydrate: Ensure good clear liquid intake, avoid irritants to both pharynx & esophagus like alcohol, spicy or acidic foods, carbonated beverages, dairy. Guaifenesin in liquid or pill form can thin mucus. Natural lozenges, ginger can help & also some spices can decrease mucus balanced by irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a loose cough enough or do you need to spit out the flem to rid our lungs of fluid? I can't get the flem out.
Clearing: Your lungs is good, expectorating perhaps best, but what you don't you swallow. Thick, tenacious mucus can clog and cling to bronchi, and ultimately if successful, block them leading to pneumonia or lobar collapse. Expectorants help liquefy and loosen. Vigorous cooughing can hurt and even fracture your ribs. But, better than pneumomia. ...Read more
Mucus in my throat can't seem to get rid of the mucus in my throat. Swallowing and coughing them won't take care of the problem. I enjoy drinking ice cold water. Could this be the problem.
I : I agree with the comments my colleague has made about the causes of mucous in your throat that may arise in the nose or from allergies, but it is very important that you see an ENT to rule out among other things a very common condition, called laryngopharyngeal reflux. We are all aware of heartburn being caused by acid that comes up from the stomach into the esophagus and causing that uncomfortable sensation in the chest. But one of the more unrecognized conditions to elude many patients but also their care takers, ENT specialists, allergists, pulmonologists and primary medical care physicians alike is acid reflux that affects the throat and ocassionally the sinuses. If you are clearing your throat frequently, feel there is mucous in your throat mainly when you wake up in the morning and occasionally feel a sort of foreign body sensation as if something is tuck in your throat you may have laryngopharyngeal reflux which is easily treated without any surgery. Your symptoms may or may not be accompanied by an acidic taste in your mouth or heartburn. The treatment involves a slight change in your diet to reflect low acid foods mainly removing things such as tomato, onion, chocolate, caffeine, smoking, alcohol, peppermint, spicy, fatty foods and citrus and then starting a medication that reduces the acid in your stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) help the mucus from gerd? Is there anything i can take to stop mucus from coming into the back of my throat?
Mucus: The mucus may be coming from your sinuses and nose rather than your gerd.Therefore, i would take antihistamines t o block mucus. ...Read more
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