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Doctor insights on: I Constantly Clear My Throat Due To Never Ending Mucous I Have Been This Way For Over 2 Years What Can This Be

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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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I clear my throat to speak roughly 100 times a day due to mucous, it's been almost 8 years and my throat is swollen real bad, feel permanent, possible?

I clear my throat to speak roughly 100 times a day due to mucous, it's been almost 8 years and my throat is swollen real bad, feel permanent, possible?

Clears throat often: This could be chronic allergy with post nasal drip. Have you tried an antihistamine. If you have allergy you should see your doctor to diagnosis whether you do or not. Perhaps clearing your throat has become a habit due to anxiety or emotional problem. Be sure you do not smoke or chew tobacco as this can cause a chronic problem, and avoid recreational drugs. ...Read more

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Any idea what causes thick mucus in my throat causing me to clear my throat constantly iv'e had this problem since my teens I'm now 63?

Any idea what causes thick mucus in my throat causing me to clear my throat constantly iv'e had this problem since my teens I'm now 63?

PND Likely: Assuming you are a non-smoker and you do not have an obstructive pulmonary disease and/or are not referring to sputum...More than likely pnd- post nasal drip (allergies or anatomic issue with your septum or sinuses). ...Read more

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There is blood in my mucus when I sneeze or clear my throat. I also have a cold n cough and there is constant presence of blood for the past 2 days.?

Blood in mucus: Greetings. The presence of blood in your mucus is common when you have a virus or a bacterial infection. The mucus membranes are irritated which leads to an increase in blood flow to fight off this infection. Saline nasal wash can help wash away the thickened secretions and help speed recovery and add moisture. If this persists after the infection clears, see your ENT doctor. Good Luck ...Read more

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I've been taking aciphex (rabeprazole) twice daily for a year and still have LPR issues that include throat irritation and excess mucus. What can I do to help?

Reconsider diagnosis: If you have been dx'd with LPR and rx'd with twice daily Aciphex (rabeprazole) for a year and still have sx's, then it's time to consider other problems like allergies. You can try allergy rx, mucus thinners like mucinex, increase humidification in bedroom, and drink more water. Otherwise, consider another ENT opinion and thorough exam to assess the problem. ...Read more

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I just got over what I believe was strep. I have been coughing and can't clear my throat; dry spot and mucus. Sneezing a bit, could this be allergies?

I just got over what I believe was strep. I have been coughing and can't clear my throat; dry spot and mucus. Sneezing a bit, could this be allergies?

Probably: Or just viral Upper respiratory tract infection, OTC meds, saline nasal washes, and salt water gargles would help, otherwise visit your doctor for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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I am wheezing, have a hoarse voice and thick mucus in my throat. Throughout the day, I find myself constantly having to clear my throat the past few days. I also know it's not pollen/ allergies. Any thoughts as to what this most likely is? -Thanks

I am wheezing, have a hoarse voice and thick mucus in my throat. Throughout the day, I find myself constantly having to clear my throat the past few days. I also know it's not pollen/ allergies. Any thoughts as to what this most likely is? -Thanks

Not allergies?: I'm wondering what leads you to say it isn't allergies. It sounds consistent with allergies, but could be from something you are chronically exposed to (i.e. Indoor allergies). Depending on how long it's been going on, it could be a cold or bronchitis as well. If it persists you should definitely see your doctor. ...Read more

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Always have mucous and my voice is always weak and raspy. How can I clear my throat?

Always have mucous and my voice is always weak and raspy. How can I clear my throat?

Increase fluids: Excess mucous and secondary hoarseness commonly occurs with an upper respiratory infection and/or allegic rhinitis. Drinking more fluids, like hot tea with lemon or honey, will help sooth the throat and liquify the thick mucous. If there is no improvement in a few days, then you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I clear my throat many times a day, tight, dry, rarely any mucous comes up. I'm nearly 70. My sister says I have cancer. Do i?

I clear my throat many times a day, tight, dry, rarely any mucous comes up. I'm nearly 70. My sister says I have cancer. Do i?

Unknown: It seems like you have not seed a physician in some time and should consult one now for a routine physical exam and to catch up on recommended screening tests. But let me assure you that there are many possible causes of what you describe, not just cancer. ...Read more

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When I talk thick sticky mucous comes up and I have to clear my throat over and over No cold, no stuffy nose its white. Months & months. Hard to clear?

When I talk thick sticky mucous comes up and I have to clear my throat over and over No cold, no stuffy nose its white. Months & months. Hard to clear?

Post nasal drip.: Your allergies can do it. Antiallergic medications targeted to the allergens that you are allergic to should eliminate your symptoms. There are other causes of this problem too but my feeling is that your allergens should be targeted and treated accordingly first. Check this link.

http://www. Webmd. Com/allergies/postnasal-drip

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How can I thoroughly clear my throat/sinuses so I have no more mucus irritating it?

How can I thoroughly clear my throat/sinuses so I have no more mucus irritating it?

Sinus drainage: A good nasal steroid will help in this regard. Call your family doctor or see them to get the medication as it is a prescription. Good luck and good health. ...Read more

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What could it mean if I clear my throat and spit blackish mucus up?

Get Checked: Blackish mucous is most likely blood but there are other potentials causes. A health care professional will be able to examine you and the mucous and determine what treatment and testing you may need. Get checked out, this is not something to put off or take lightly. ...Read more

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I have this think bright green mucus when I clear my throat what is this?

I have this think bright green mucus when I clear my throat what is this?

Bright green?: Lime green or viridian? Prob getting over infection, if associated with cough, sore throat, fever, go to doc for check. ...Read more

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My throat is inflamed and I don't know why however it seems as if when I clear my throat of hack up mucus then it gets worse, could the inflammation b permnant?

My throat is inflamed and I don't know why however it seems as if when I clear my throat of hack up mucus then it gets worse, could the inflammation b permnant?

Possibly Allergy: It sounds like you might be suffering some allergy symptoms. It could be airborne or even a food allergy causing this. If it is only slightly annoying, try taking an allergy med over the counter but if it gets worse or is more troublesome, have it checked out. Even if the meds help, talk to your md next time you have your annual check-up. ...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