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Mucus Plug Throat
Refractory (years) mucus plug nasopharynx (ID by MD allergist)> productive (clear/brown BB size) "throat clearing." Saline spray ineffective. ?
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
I woke this morning with a mucus nasal plug in the back of my throat. I could feel it building for days. Us this something that i need to worry about?
8 months of thick clear mucus plugged at back of nose, throat clearing, no nasal discharge. Tried everything and only Pseudoephedrine works! But why?
Scratchy/sore throat, mostly dry cough, loss of voice, temp of 99.5 for two days, no mucus activity, slightly plugged ears. Is this a common cold?
A glob of mucus: A mucus plug is a glob of mucus from the cervix that may be passed hours, days or even weeks before labor occurs. It may be streaked with some blood. Passing the mucus plug when you are nearing your due date is normal and is usually of no concern. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too early: At 38 weeks and at 48 years of age you should be undergoing fetal testing to ensure your baby has a good heart rate and enough fluid. If these tests are normal then we generally recommend delivery at 39wks, which means you should not attempt any self-induction unless your doctor says you have another indication for induction; regardless of mucous plug. ...Read more
Maybe not...: In general, its not necessary to rush to the hospital or doctor's office if your mucus plug comes out. Its an interesting event but often isn't very helpful or worrisome. However, if you have any bleeding or start contracting it would be a good idea to be seen. Best wishes! ...Read more
A little: All body secretions have some degree of scent but please do not draw any conclusions simply by smelling the discharge from your vagina. If you believe you may have ruptured your membranes you should be promptly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
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