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Doctor insights on: Mucus Ball 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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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.

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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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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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

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