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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 have sticky thick clear mucus at the back of my throat. My nose is blocked but not running. It hurts to eat. Feels like a giant ball of mucus?

I have sticky thick clear mucus at the back of my throat. My nose is blocked but not running. It hurts to eat. Feels like a giant ball of mucus?

Post nasal drip: This is post nasal drip and is from uncontrolled nasal allergies. You need to have adequate control of your nasal congestion, see an allergist they can help you. ...Read more

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Almost choked on a ball of blood. Thin layer of clear mucus around in it but primarily bright, thick, blood reaking blood. Throat not sore. What's up?

Almost choked on a ball of blood. Thin layer of clear mucus around in it but primarily bright, thick, blood reaking blood. Throat not sore. What's up?

Look at nasopharynx: Bringing up blood with mucus suggests there is a source of bleeding from the head and neck area and not regurgitating blood from the stomach. Since there are no symptoms related to the throat refered to as oropharynx I suspect the problem is bleeding behind the nose in the nasopharynx. If persistent this can be defined with a transnasal laryngoscopy catheter and a bleeding site cauterized ...Read more

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Feel mucus in my throat ....pain n numbness in my foot n leg....pinch on my foot bottom?

Feel mucus in my throat ....pain n numbness in my foot n leg....pinch on my foot bottom?

Your throat: Issue is unrelated to your foot/leg which you should go see a doctor to treat. ...Read more

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Drank coke last night and yogurt, now having hard cough whch scratch out dense mucus, swelled throat and muscle pain and foot r burning but no fever.

Drank coke last night and yogurt, now having hard cough whch scratch out dense mucus, swelled throat and muscle pain and foot r burning but no fever.

Cough: May be acid reflux from the coke and dairy that you had but might also be allergic. (not sure what the foot part is) You should check it out today ...Read more

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My fiancé has been having these mucus balls coming up from his throat and they smell bad, and he states that his throat bothers him a lot.

Mucus balls: Mucus balls may be coming from his sinuses. He may have apost nasal drip voming from his chronic sinus condition. He shoild consult his physician for evaluation and treatment. ...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 to remove mucus in the throat?

How to remove mucus in the throat?

Hydrate well & : Gargle. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Why would have mucus in my throat?

Why would have mucus in my throat?

Mucus in throat: Esopaheal reflux or allergic rhinitis are more likely. Both are relatively easily treatable conditions. ...Read more

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What causes mucus nuggets in my throat?

Hard or soft?: Are you talking about hard nuggets? Stones that form in tonsillar crypts are called tonsil stones (tonsilloliths). ...Read more

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Why do I always have mucus in my throat?

Mucous in The throat: Everyone has mucous in the throat. The problem is when it appears to be in over-abundance. What you can do is try a nasal steroid over the counter or an anti allergy pill like Claritin or Allegra. Zyrtec can be overly sedating and you should avoid the decongestants like sudafed as it raises the blood pressure. If that doesn't work see an ENT doctor that does allergy and they will check you. ...Read more

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It always feel like there mucus in my throat.?

It always feel like there mucus in my throat.?

Because there is: It is normal to have a small amount of postnasal drainage on a daily basis. However, if it is bothering you, I would recommend seeing your physician or possibly an allergist. ...Read more

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I been having mucus in my throat and coughing?

I been having mucus in my throat and coughing?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include acute infection, (viral or bacterial) post-nasal drip, gerd, bronchospasm from any cause or even a combination of factors. Treatment is different for each of these etiologies so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, especially if your symptoms are worsening. ...Read more

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Why does the mucus in my throat taste metallic?

Metallic taste: A metallic taste in the mouth can occur with vitamin deficiencies. Take A complex b stress vitamin daily and this usually resolves. Buoy can also get a metallic taste in the mouth with a facial nerve weakness and a condition called Bell's palsy. If the face is symmetric when you smile you do not have to worry about this. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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How come I keep getting this mucus in my throat?

How come I keep getting this mucus in my throat?

Do you have a : Common cold? Do you smoke? Do you have post nasal drip? How about allergies? If this is a chronic problem, your doctor can assess to determine the cause ; to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to rid of this throat mucus?

Can you tell me how to rid of this throat mucus?

Sinus or Reflux?: Thick mucus in the throat is due to irritation to the mucosa. Generally this means either 1)irritation due to postnasal drip from allergies or chronic sinus infection, or 2)irritation from acid reflux (laryngopharyngeal, "silent" reflux). The former is treated with a nasal steroid spray and saline sinus rinses. The latter with acid suppressing meds. Your doctor can help pin down a specific cause. ...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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I have mucus poring down my throat what should I do?

Post nasal drip: Common causes are allergy, upper respiratory infection, sinus irritation. The treatments are straight forward once a diagnosis is made. See ur dr. ...Read more

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Mucus is coming up my throat after I eat something why?

Mucus is coming up my throat after I eat something why?

Autonomic reflex: The glands in your and everybody's throat start secreting to aid in the process of digestion. It is a normal autonomic reflex.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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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I have had mucus stuck in my throat for a couple of weeks now?

I have had mucus stuck in my throat for a couple of weeks now?

Mucous: May be just dehydration or allergies but another cause is silent acid reflux or LPR. Drink more water, see if there is something you eat that causes it and if not you can try an OTC antacid. If still there best to see an ENT. ...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