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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

Take care. ...Read more

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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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Had a cold a week ago but still coughing up clear thick mucus and having to clear my throat of it also is this allergies or remnants of the cold?

Had a cold a week ago but still coughing up clear thick mucus and having to clear my throat of it also is this allergies or remnants of the cold?

Post viral cough: This is still withing the normal limits of what we expect from a cold. If you already have allergies then it could be contributing to your symptoms but a new onset of allergy is unlikely in this scenario. ...Read more

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I seem to be coughing a lot lately, and sometimes I feel like I need to clear my throat from mucus. The cough almost like wheezing. What should I do?

I seem to be coughing a lot lately, and sometimes I feel like I need to clear my throat from mucus. The cough almost like wheezing. What should I do?

Doctor can examine: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial and would need antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, mucus or wheezing in the lungs (might need some asthma treatment), sinus symptoms related to other causes, etc... Since one can have one or more of these issues at the same time, a doctor's visit is recommended. ...Read more

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Dark brown phlegm when I clear my throat / blow nose (1 week now). Sometimes I get completely clear mucus. Don't drink/smoke. No other symptoms.

Dark brown phlegm when I clear my throat / blow nose (1 week now). Sometimes I get completely clear mucus. Don't drink/smoke. No other symptoms.

May clear up: Many things can cause productive sputum and nasal drainage, including exposure to smoke or fumes, allergies and infections. But we have learned that most sinus infections and bronchitis do not need antibiotics, as they will almost always go away in a week or so. Especially with no other symptoms, waiting is a good option. If it persist another week or so, or more things happen, then be seen. ...Read more

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After I eat I always have this crackling in my chest. I hear it when I breathe To get rid of it I have to cough or clear my throat of clear mucus.

After I eat I always have this crackling in my chest. I hear it when I breathe To get rid of it I have to cough or clear my throat of clear mucus.

Chest crackling: Eating may cause a reflexive asthma like reaction causing the crackling sound and cough instead of wheezing. It may be more frequent with certain foods. Another possibility is gastroesophageal reflux with some aspiration into your trachea. I recommend that you consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation and advice. A swallowing study and barium swallow examination may be advised ...Read more

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I have to clear my throat quite often throughout the day because I have thick mucus in the back of my throat that looks like snot when I spit it out. I have no other symptoms. It is worse in AM. How do I know if it's coming from lungs or nasal?

I have to clear my throat quite often throughout the day because I have thick mucus in the back of my throat that looks like snot when I spit it out. I have no other symptoms. It is worse in AM. How do I know if it's coming from lungs or nasal?

Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, post-nasal drop, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more

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Why do I feel air shoot across my left eye when I clear my throat? Additionally, mucus gets on the same eye when I blow my nose.

Open passage: There is a sort of plumbing system which drains tears into the nose with the opening next to the nose on each lid. Rarely the valves that make it one way, do not function well and if you blow your nose air or mucus can flow upwards into the eye. This is apparently what happened to you. It is more common after trauma or certain types of surgery. Ask your ophthalmologist for help. ...Read more

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I have sinus drainage in back of throat and when I clear my throat I spit out green bloody mucus. Is this a indication of a sinus infection or cold?

I have sinus drainage in back of throat and when I clear my throat I spit out green bloody mucus. Is this a indication of a sinus infection or cold?

#1 Sinus infection: When mucus is not clear or white, you've probably got infection. The green tells me it's been awhile and blood that it's very badly irritated. See a doctor - I'm cautious w/ antibiotics but this is a green light. Clear it up and discuss ways to prevent recurrence. It's why your face hurts too. You'll feel much better soon - call ASAP. ...Read more

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When I breath in deep I feel and hear a bubble or pop sound on the bottom right side of my ribs. Only other symptom I have is having to clear my throat of thick mucus. What could the bubbling, popping, wheezing noise on the bottom of my rib?

Wheeze: This unusual location for a wheeze may also be caused by some mucus in the right bronchial tree and could be a form of asthmatic bronchitis. I would expect an associated cough if this were the case. Do you cough up any mucus? Do you wheeze if you take in a deep breath and blow it out forcefully through your mouth? If symptoms persist, see your physician for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Cough/throat irritation (NO sore throat or any other symptoms), sometimes green mucus comes out, Dr said lungs clear. Over 3 weeks duration. What is?

Cough/throat irritation (NO sore throat or any other symptoms), sometimes green mucus comes out, Dr said lungs clear. Over 3 weeks duration. What is?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review the story to see if sinusitis or reflux might be a cause). ...Read more

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I have to constantly clear my throat, been going on for many years my nose is also stuffy, also smelly breath, is it food related or allergies?

I have to constantly clear my throat, been going on for many years my nose is also stuffy, also smelly breath, is it food related or allergies?

Exam needed: This could be allergies, sinus, asthma, sleep disorder, or many other things, see a doctor for a complete exam to find the best answers. ...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


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