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What are suggestions for a throat clogging up with mucous?

What are suggestions for a throat clogging up with mucous?

Guaifenesen: Also known as Mucinex (guaifenesin) may help to loosen phlegm and mucus as well as humidifier or. ...Read more

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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Keep having thick mucous at the back of my throat. No coughing. Brochiectasis?

Keep having thick mucous at the back of my throat. No coughing. Brochiectasis?

Be aware: without a cough bronchiectasis is unlikely. For that matter bronchiectasis is very uncommon in someone as young as you as it is a permanent enlargement of some of the airways of the lung. This either happens from repeated infections or other genetic disorders. Even if this was bronchitis, just inflammation of some of your airways, a cough would be expected. ...Read more

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Can sometimes feel mucous coming down but it stops before going down my throat.Try to cough it out but won't come out that way either.

Can sometimes feel mucous coming down but it stops before going down my throat.Try to cough it out but won't come out that way either.

Drink more fluids: I suggest you drink more fluids for your mucus to be more liquefied and easier to expectorate If that does not help you can take over the counter expectorant like Guifenesin ...Read more

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I got some black mucous expelled from my throat this morning. What could it be? Can it lead to bad breath? What can be done to cure it?

I got some black mucous expelled from my throat this morning. What could it be? Can it lead to bad breath? What can be done to cure it?

Do you smoke?: It could be the byproducts of smoke mixing with mucus. It could be clotted blood mixing with the mucus. It might be a good idea to have it checked out. ...Read more

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(i know its gross) can holding back the mucous from crying and knowing its going down ur throat cause u to get sick (like a cold for example)?

(i know its gross) can holding back the mucous from crying and knowing its going down ur throat cause u to get sick (like a cold for example)?

No: You get sick from viruses getting into your nose or eyes. If you have mucous in your nose from crying it is no different than the mucous your body makes all day (it helps to warm and humidify the air going to the lungs). If you were already getting sick, then it was a week in the making and not from crying. ...Read more

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Hello, I've been coughing for a few days now but my throat does not hurt nor do I have any type of mucous. I feel it on my lower chest. Please advise?

Hello, I've been coughing for a few days now but my throat does not hurt nor do I have any type of mucous. I feel it on my lower chest. Please advise?

Coughing without: mucus has multiple causes including allergies, post-nasal drip, GERD, asthma or even medications. So please see your primary doctor or you could start a videoconsult with the Healthtap doctor on call. ...Read more

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I feel a lump of mucous as if is stuck in my throat all the year around. What could be the cause?

It sounds like you..: Are describing 'globus hystericus' which is commonly caused by laryngopharyngeal reflux. This can be treated with diet changes and reflux medications. There are also more serious things that can cause a lump in the throat and should be evaluated by a physician if it persists. ...Read more

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Can you help me find out why I have so much mucous in my throat and what it is and how to get rid of it?

Mucous in throat: This could be related to nasal postnasal drainage into the throat or just mucous accumulating in the throat. Issues that can affect this include allergies, non-allergic rhinitis, dehydration-not enough water, drying medications that you may take, or reflux laryngopharyngitis to name a few. Use nasal saline, gargle with salt water, and increase water intake. Try guaifenesin OTC. See ENT for help. ...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