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8 months of thick clear mucus plugged at back of nose, throat clearing, no nasal discharge. Tried everything and only Pseudoephedrine works! But why?

8 months of thick clear mucus plugged at back of nose, throat clearing, no nasal discharge. Tried everything and only Pseudoephedrine works! But why?

Nasal congestion: If only pseudoephedrine worked, nasal congestion is the problem. I don't know what you meant by having tried everything (nasal steroid/nasal antihistamine, LTM). Perhaps it is time to consult an allergist. ...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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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?

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?

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip is usually coming from rhino-sinus diseases. In the us, allergies is the most common etiology. Discuss with your doctor if it bothers you or it starts to cause frequent flu / cold like symptoms or sinusitis. ...Read more

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Mucus from throat what are the causes?

Mucus from throat what are the causes?

Mucus: It could be 'postnasal drainage' from your nose, like allergies or sinus infection. Or it could be productive sputum from cough, esp in a chronic smoker. If not coughing, then more likely a nasal drainage problem. ...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?

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?

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

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