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Very sore throat hurts to swallow worst at night. bumps on back wall w/ lots of mucus. 1 tonsil inflamed, both red. Snowed in&cant see dr what do I do?

Very sore throat hurts to swallow worst at night. bumps on back wall w/ lots of mucus. 1 tonsil inflamed, both red. Snowed in&cant see dr what do I do?

Needs evaluation: I'm sorry to say but you need to get this seen by a doctor -since you don't want to neglect something like Strep throat. There might be clues -such as if anyone else in the household was diagnosed with Strep? Certainly a virus is possible, but without a throat culture and proper evaluation, you're guessing. For now, hot drinks, rest, tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptoms. I make a hot honey-lemon drink with ginger ...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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Do I have the west nile virus? I have fever at night, cough, mucus and sore throat and just came back from vacation in arizona.

Do I have the west nile virus? I have fever at night, cough, mucus and sore throat and just came back from vacation in arizona.

No way to know: More likely that you may have "desert fever" (coccidiodomycosis), but this is purely speculative. Suggest you see a doctor unless you are better in the next several days. West nile is conceivable, but very unlikely. ...Read more

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I just woke up in the middle of the night to my throat being full of mucus. When i spit it out and tried to go back to sleep my left nostril started to burn when i breathed through it and my left eye tears up as well. I was told water, nasel sprays,neti p

I just woke up in the middle of the night to my throat being full of mucus. When i spit it out and tried to go back to sleep my left nostril started to burn when i breathed through it and my left eye tears up as well. I was told water, nasel sprays,neti p

All connected : If you get out an anatomy picture of your head you will see that your throat, nasal passages, and eye sockets are all connected. So when you have fluid in one of those spaces it not infrequently migrates to another. So sorry but that's our anatomy. The good thing is that "colds" are time limited infections. It will get better on its own. ...Read more

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What causes foamy white mucus in back of throat that smells sour ?

What causes foamy white mucus in back of throat that smells sour ?

GERD : Probably it is reflux. Consider seeing a doc to perform an endoscopy. If it is reflux, it can cause other issues if untreated. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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I have a white streak of mucus in back of throat, sinus rince clears up nose congestion but white streak is still present, i also have acid reflux?

I have a white streak of mucus in back of throat, sinus rince clears up nose congestion but white streak is still present, i also have acid reflux?

Get evaluated: If you find that this streak has not changed or disappeared i would have your doctor take a look. Sometimes there are inflammatory changes during a cold but if this is a change in throat tissue that is not resolving i would get the professional opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sore throat, feeling is mucus in back of throat. When I get it out, it's yellow,very chunky and has streaks of blood. Cause?

Sore throat, feeling is mucus in back of throat. When I get it out, it's yellow,very chunky and has streaks of blood. Cause?

Likely viral: Viral infections can cause inflammation of the throat along with yellowish/thick mucus / postnasal drip, and even streaks of blood. If you develop high fever or severe difficulty swallowing or significant blood, seek medical attention. Other wise, try salt water gargles, humidifier, and neti pot. Take Care! ...Read more

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I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

Post nasal drip: You have post nasal drip, you can use saline nasal spray or rinse, gargle with salt water & try to unclog your ears by closing your nose & mouth while trying to blow your mouth (valsasavas manouver ) until you see you 1ry care physician or ENT. Good luck. ...Read more

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Has had mucus in back of throat for weeks w/ throat irritation.. This that a sign of hiv.. Idk if its post nasal drip b/c my nose is never stopped up?

HIV is hard to get: There is nothing in your question that would indicate any reason to even put HIV on the last of possible problems. New HIV infection does not have mucous in the back of throat as a symptom! ...Read more

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I have green mucus at the back of my throat. What is it? And how should I treat it?

I have green mucus at the back of my throat. What is it? And how should I treat it?

Bacterial Infection: Green phlegm at back of throat may be from post nasal drip from the sinuses and usually suggests Bacterial Infection.I suggest you consult your doctor as you may need antibiotics ...Read more

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Why does excessive mucus run down the back of my throat and choke me? I do a lot of coughing trying to get it the mucus up.

Why does excessive mucus run down the back of my throat and choke me? I do a lot of coughing trying to get it the mucus up.

Sinus issues: You may have an alllergic or non allergic rhinitis or an infection of your sinuses. You can try otc allergy meds and nasal saline. If they do not work see a doctor (ent or allergist), who can evaluate you and prescribe appropriate medication. ...Read more

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My throat has mucus running down the back and it hurts, I have a slight headache, what is wrong with me? What medicine should I take

My throat has mucus running down the back and it hurts, I have a slight headache, what is wrong with me? What medicine should I take

Sore : Sore throat is a fairly common symptom associated with many illnesses. Most of the time it resolves on its own without any other issues. Occasionally it can be due to something more serious that needs treatment. Reasons to seek care are: - any fever - since it could be strep and you can't tell without an exam/testing - if it lasts longer than 3 or 4 days - any difficulty opening your mouth - unable to swallow - severe pain - bleeding in the throat - redness or swelling on the outside of the neck - any difficulty breathing or noisy breathing in the meantime, taking Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, drinking plenty of fluids such as hot tea/broth or cold liquids and a spoonful of honey can help. These have all been shown to be as effective (and safer!) than most over-the-counter medications. Our grandmas really did know best! ...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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