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Mucus Plugs In Throat
8 months of thick clear mucus plugged at back of nose, throat clearing, no nasal discharge. Tried everything and only Pseudoephedrine works! But why?
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?
Refractory (years) mucus plug nasopharynx (ID by MD allergist)> productive (clear/brown BB size) "throat clearing." Saline spray ineffective.?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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