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How To Loosen Mucus In Throat
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
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
What is an effective way to QUICKLY loosen mucus in a child's throat. My daughter is having trouble sleeping because of it and has a dry cough.
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
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
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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