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Doctor insights on: How To Loosen Mucus In Throat

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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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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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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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Mucus from throat what are the causes?

Mucus: It could be 'postnasal drainage' from your nose, like allergies or sinus infection. Or it could be productive sputum from cough, esp in a chronic smoker. If not coughing, then more likely a nasal drainage problem. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively remove mucus in throat?

How can you most effectively remove mucus in throat?

Hydrate !!: To keep mucus moist & mobile ensure that you are drinking at least 8 8 ounces glasses of water per day. Warm liquids can also help to loosen the mucus. A humidifier may help. If you have drainage from your nose or sinus area - consider using a neti pot. ...Read more

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Thick white stringy mucus, in throat, difficult to expell

Thick white stringy mucus, in throat, difficult to expell

See Your M.D.: There's some over-the-counter decongestants but you rather see your doctor especially if you present an elevation in body temperature that is not within normal limits. ...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

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