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How to get rid of mucus buildup in my throat?

How to get rid of mucus buildup in my throat?

Mucus: Hydrate well with water. Or consider using warm fluids like herbal teas or soups. Consider use of a humidifier to moisten the mucus. If this is a chronic problem - have it checked out medically. Take care. ...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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If I have mucus buildup in my body is it possible it could be coming through my vagina? My discharge is white, almost milky looking, snotty.

If I have mucus buildup in my body is it possible it could be coming through my vagina? My discharge is white, almost milky looking, snotty.

Yeast infection: Your symptoms suggest you may have yeast infection or could be bacterial infection and needs to be treated after the diagnosis is confirmed by a culture. Consult your doctor or gynecologist. Mucus is probably not related to your vaginal infection. Where do you have mucus. Nasal mucus discharge may bd due to allergies. Consult your doctor ...Read more

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The inner part of my nose, left nostril only, keeps getting painful buildups of mucus. Can remove but hurts and is bloody. What is this?

The inner part of my nose, left nostril only, keeps getting painful buildups of mucus. Can remove but hurts and is bloody. What is this?

Time to see ENT: What you describe is usually due to a foreign object in the nose--but can be due to polyp/growth. Should have a ENT eval and scope (in-office) to determine cause of discharge and irritation leading to bleeding. ...Read more

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Can bumps on back of tongue be a symptom of post nasal drip from mucus buildup.

Can bumps on back of tongue be a symptom of post nasal drip from mucus buildup.

Papillae: The bumps on the back of your tongue are mostly likely normal, and called circumvallate papillae. If you are concerned, see your primary physician, ent, or dentist who will all be familiar with these structures. ...Read more

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How can chloride ions affect water transport and mucus buildup in cystic fibrosis?

How can chloride ions affect water transport and mucus buildup in cystic fibrosis?

Altered cell functio: Simple chemistry-water moves along with salt movement. Fundamental defect in epithelial cell (lining cell of airway) of CF patient is an inability to secrete salt (chloride) to airway lumen and secondarily to secrete water in the presence of excessive salt and water reabsortion. The end result is dessication of respiratory secretion, and this dry thickened mucus is hard to expectorate. ...Read more

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I'm trying to sleep but every time I doze off, I wake up gasping for air. I do have a stuffy nose and mucus buildup. What's going on? Can I go to bed?

I'm trying to sleep but every time I doze off, I wake up gasping for air. I do have a stuffy nose and mucus buildup. What's going on? Can I go to bed?

Possible: It sounds like you might have sleep apnea. I would suggest you avoid sleeping on your back and see a physician trained in sleep medicine for an evaluation and treatment. Sleep apnea can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Allergic ; mucus buildup of the airways, bronchial Meds Advair 500, Qvar 80mcg, Singular, Zyrtec, nasonex, Zocor, Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Allergic ; mucus buildup of the airways, bronchial Meds Advair 500, Qvar 80mcg, Singular, Zyrtec, nasonex, Zocor, Nexium (esomeprazole)?

Ashma/COPD: It looks like you are on quite a lot of medications for your asthma or COPD. The important thing about asthma/COPD is that you need to take medication religiously everyday to prevent flare ups or worsening lung function. It is a chronic disease requiring taking medications chronically. If you have done all of that and still have symptoms like you say, you need to come back to see your doctor. ...Read more

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So my eye has thick mucus buildup at the tearduct, is slightly swollen&crust has formed also slight blurred vision. I think it's pink eye but not sure?

So my eye has thick mucus buildup at the tearduct, is slightly swollen&crust has formed also slight blurred vision. I think it's pink eye but not sure?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. All can start or affect 1 eye first. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, ive been coughing a lot the past few days and I have a lot of mucus buildup in nose and throat when I wake up. I even sneezed some blood out.

Hi, ive been coughing a lot the past few days and I have a lot of mucus buildup in nose and throat when I wake up. I even sneezed some blood out.

Coughing: If you can get in to your primary doctor soon please do so.
If there is a long delay I suggest you go to the nearest Emergency facility where they will look after you. ...Read more

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How do I deal wit post nasal drip or lot of mucus buildup in the throat when trying to sleep? Its really bad & I have trouble sleepin. No dr til friday

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How do I deal wit post nasal drip or lot of mucus buildup in the throat when trying to sleep? Its really bad & I have trouble sleepin. No dr til friday

Post nasal drip: And no doctor till Friday, your best bet would be extensive saline nasal wash several times a day, OTC local decongestant for not more than 3 days, salt water gargles, pain killers as needed, goodluck, ...Read more

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After Turbinate Reduction surgery, how long before everything returns to normal? (i.e. congestion, mucus buildup, sore nose, ears popping)

After Turbinate Reduction surgery, how long before everything returns to normal? (i.e. congestion, mucus buildup, sore nose, ears popping)

Up to a month: It took mine about that long to heal up. Individual results may vary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Today I noticed a lump in the back of my throat. Also earlier today my nose was constantly running, and I feel mucus buildup in my throat as well.

Today I noticed a lump in the back of my throat. Also earlier today my nose was constantly running, and I feel mucus buildup in my throat as well.

See answer: You are having a viral cold. Your bodies immune system will eliminate the virus. Most OTC cold medicines won't make the cold go away any quicker but Natures Way Cold Care Umcka Lozenges, containing the herb Pelargonium (A Geranium extract) may help reduce the duration of a viral respiratory illness by two days and lessen the severity. You can look up Umcka on Amazon and Pelargonium on drugs. Com. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is my mucous buildup in my throat due to allergies?

Please help docs! Is my mucous buildup in my throat due to allergies?

Allergies: We don't know anything about you, not even any medical history, medications or symptoms suggestive of allergies. Please see your doctor or provide more information when you pose your question. ...Read more

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Feeling of mucous/saliva buildup in throat/mouth after eating certain foods. Recent examples: fruit juice, pepsi, star bursts. Need to clear throat.

Feeling of mucous/saliva buildup in throat/mouth after eating certain foods. Recent examples: fruit juice, pepsi, star bursts. Need to clear throat.

Common, but...: These foods with high sugar and acids will stimulate salvia production, so this can be normal for you. M there is also the possibility of an allergic reaction to something in these foods and drinks.
You can avoid tenses things or talk to your dentist about this and find out exactly why this is happening. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 40+4 and lost my mucus plug last night what does this mean?

Labor imminent: This means that you may soon go into labor. If you have not gone into labor by 40+7, chances are that your OB will discuss induction of labor with you. ...Read more

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Why does only one of my nostrils have mucus coming out of it at night time only?

Deviated septum: It would require and examination to be certain, however, a likely explanation is a deviated nasal septum, a common variation in the anatomy of the nose. You may consult an ENT doctor if the matter is concerning you.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Coughing constantly for a week. Worst at night or laying flat. Dry cough most of the time. Sometimes with mucus.?

Coughing constantly for a week. Worst at night or laying flat. Dry cough most of the time. Sometimes with mucus.?

Sounds like: You did not say for how long its going on, but sound like Acjd reflux (GERD) try sleepiing headend raised, 2 alkakline water, eat liuid food for dinner try zantec for 1-2 weeks, 1/2 tae spoon organic Vinegar in glass of warter helps. If still persists see primary m.d or Lung doctor ...Read more

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I've had a cough for over 20 years, its recently got really bad keeping me up at night, I've had xrays all normal plus the mucus is clear! Any ideas?

I've had a cough for over 20 years, its recently got really bad keeping me up at night, I've had xrays all normal plus the mucus is clear! Any ideas?

Possibilities: Include post nasal drip, asthma/ reactive airway disease, acid reflux, exposure to allergens, medication side effect etc. Get a second or third opinion. God bless u! http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=1977. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: in the evening, at night).

I am experiencing cough (quality: no phlegm or mucus) (worsened by: in the evening, at night).

Doctor can evaluate: A cough that's not getting better should be evaluated by a primary care doctor, to see if there is an infection (viral, bacterial, mycoplasma, etc...), an allergy problem (various medications are helpful), an asthma problem (can consider trying asthma medicines such as inhalers), stomach reflux, a heart problem, some other lung disorder, etc... ...Read more

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I've had mucus for 2 months now and recently I started having bad coughs esp. At night. I cough every 15 seconds and when I breath I cough.?

I've had mucus for 2 months now and recently I started having bad coughs esp. At night. I cough every 15 seconds and when I breath I cough.?

See a doctor: With the symptoms you describe the potential that something serious may be in progress is high, and seeing your local family doctor would be a good idea. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I have had blood and mucus from my bowls the last 5 days. Went to ER last night, they said they think I have divirticulitus. Do you think so.

Hematochezia: "Hematochezia" or bloody stools is commonly caused by diverticulitis in patients of your age. Symptoms include abdominal pain and possibly fever with treatment being antibiotics. Regardless, after your bleeding subsides you will need a colonoscopy for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more