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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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Minor cough itchy throat started last week after i took expectorant/cough suppressant combination medicine to loosen mucus. Did the medicine cause it?

Minor cough itchy throat started last week after i took expectorant/cough suppressant combination medicine to loosen mucus. Did the medicine cause it?

Doubt it.: You took the med because you began to have symptoms and thus the worsening is a progression of whatever started your coughing in the first place. If the duration is over 2 weeks or the problem is worsening, see your family doc. ...Read more

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I have what look like mucus stuck at the top of my throat behind that thing that dangles down ?

I have what look like mucus stuck at the top of my throat behind that thing that dangles down ?

Post nasal drip: That is where u would see mucous drip down from a post nasal drip. Take some warm tea with lemon and honey. It will probably remove the mucous and soothe your throat. ...Read more

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Constant mucus in throat?

Constant mucus in throat?

Allergic rhinitis: Sounds like allergic rhinitis or if you're a smoker then it maybe chronic bronchitis. If you don't smoke, then it can be treated by avoiding allergens, especially pollen dust, and other household triggers or you may see your primary doc and be given a nasal corticosteroid spray which are usually quite effective. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are other ways to clear the throat of mucus?

Clearing throat: Other than what? keep well hydrated and cough out the phlegm and mucus as needed. ...Read more

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Why do I keep wanting/ have urge to get mucus out of my throat? What might be the cause of this?

Why do I keep wanting/ have urge to get mucus out of my throat? What might be the cause of this?

Allergies: This is often allergies, post nasal drip, sometimes esophageal reflux , throat infection (likely virus) a swollen uvula and plenty of uncommon causes. ...Read more

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How can I make my throat clear for good? It freq has little mucus.

How can I make my throat clear for good?  It freq has little mucus.

Try some things....: A bit of chronic mucus, presuming it is not thick saliva, may be caused by an irritant, most commonly first or second hand smoke, or air pollution, etc. So firstly avoid any kind of irritating inhalants. If it is caused by a chronic inflammation in the nasal cavity (rhinitis) or sinuses, it can be a post-nasal drip. Try a nasal saline spray few times daily. Gp, or ENT doc should be able to help. ...Read more

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How can I clear mucus from throat?

How can I clear mucus from throat?

Hydrate well with: water.Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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How does it feels when mucus or cold is down in your throat?

How does it feels when mucus or cold is down in your throat?

Lowsy: It doesn't feel good when you have a cold in your throat. It is typically painful when you swallow and mucus can generally add to the level of congestion which may make breathing more difficult. Stay well hydrated and consider Guaifenesin if mucus is thick. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do sore throats get red brownish mucus?

Do sore throats get red brownish mucus?

That can occur.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...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


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