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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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Mucus on back of nose when waking up?

Mucus on back of nose when waking up?

Post nasal: Drip is very common and usually due to nasal allergies. What is your PILLOW made of???
Just a thought...
Hope it's helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Swallow lots of mucus from back of nose sniffing why?

Swallow lots of mucus from back of nose sniffing why?

Swallow most: Nasal drainage from allergies or infections in the nasal cavity produces thick fluid. Most of this flows downhill into your throat. You can cough it out, aspirate in into your lungs (that's bad) or you can swallow into the stomach where most, not all, virus' and bacteria die. You can blow this fluid out but most gets swallowed. ...Read more

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I've had blood when I blow my nose sometimes, but I have a cold and hoarked up (from back of nose)thick mucus with streaks of blood. None since. Cause?

I've had blood when I blow my nose sometimes, but I have a cold and hoarked up (from back of nose)thick mucus with streaks of blood. None since. Cause?

Common.: Cold viruses cause inflammation and fragility of vessels in your upper airway. Small streaks of blood in mucus are frequently seen in upper respiratory infections. Frank blood is much less common. Persistent symptoms warrant attention. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has always got dry mucus in her nose constantly for over 6 months no flue cold only dry mucus we clean and next day back what is it pls?

My 5 year old has always got dry mucus in her nose constantly for over 6 months no flue cold only dry mucus we clean and next day back what is it pls?

Could be normal: Could be some mild allergy too. It is not worrisome. Try eliminating dairy and gluten and see if that helps clear it up some. Consider craniosacral therapy as well to help promote better drainage. ...Read more

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Hi I've had bad breath for a while now. I always have a residue on the back of my tounge like mucus and I'm always having to blow my nose.

Hi I've had bad breath for a while now. I always have a residue on the back of my tounge like mucus and I'm always having to blow my nose.

Bad breath: Impossible to answer without a complete history. Mucus;cold can be a sign of post nasal drip-this can cause bad breath. Other causes can be systemic disease, your diet, from medications. One big cause can be from mouth - periodontal (gum)disease, bad teeth, lesions, and the tongue. You should be checked by your dentist and md depending on history. Dentist who knows about bad breath or oral medicine. ...Read more

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Started with voice going (raspy, can't do high notes) now the voice is back but im constantly coughing up green mucus, have low energy but a clear nose?

Started with voice going (raspy, can't do high notes) now the voice is back but im constantly coughing up green mucus, have low energy but a clear nose?

URI: Do you have fever or difficulty breathing? Primary care provider could determine if antibiotics is indicated or just warm fluids, expectorate and rest is all that is needed ...Read more

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I've been congested for a few months now, feels like mucus is in the back of my nose and I can't swallow it nor can I blow it out my nose. Thoughts?

I've been congested for a few months now, feels like mucus is in the back of my nose and I can't swallow it nor can I blow it out my nose. Thoughts?

Nasal irrigation: Consider nasal irrigation with a neti pot or similar device. There is a good instructional video here. If the symptoms continue to bother you, seek medical evaluation from your doctor.
https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=EDSlUuAOnN0 ...Read more

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I have been sufferring from headache for over 7 months now. I also spit out mucus coming from the back of my nose alot and sometimes with black things?

I have been sufferring from headache for over 7 months now. I also spit out mucus coming from the back of my nose alot and sometimes with black things?

Probably a sinus problem: Headache and a lot of postnasal drip which is the mucus you talk about suggests a sinus problem. This is likely coming from allergies. The black in your mucus is probably old blood from sinus irritation. An allergy pill, nasal irrigation, and a nasal steroid would probably help but you should see an ENT specialist first. It would be fine to start with your primary care doctor and then on to an ENT if he couldn't solve it ...Read more

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Thick red mucus comes from the back of my nose. Not on any nasal meds and no broken skin. I have rhinitis. Any ideas why I have blood coming out?

Thick red mucus comes from the back of my nose. Not on any nasal meds and no broken skin. I have rhinitis. Any ideas why I have blood coming out?

Not really: But I don't think it's a good sign. Potentially you could have so much inflammation from chronic rhinitis that there is some actual bleeding, but this is fairly uncommon. The use of prescribed intranasal steroids or drugs of abuse can cause this, but you say you aren't taking those. You need to see an ENT specialist and have her/him take a good look with a scope into the back of your nose. ...Read more

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Had cold few week back, that cleared, now I have a blocked nose on and off, feels like my throats full of mucus, ears abit crackly and a little wet.

Had cold few week back, that cleared, now I have a blocked nose on and off, feels like my throats full of mucus, ears abit crackly and a little wet.

Likely sinusitis: Your symptoms are suggesting sinusitis, which is most of the times viral and symptom control may suffice- for example nasal saline, Acetaminophen/ibuprofen, Claritin. If symptoms persist over 5-7 days or worsen suddenly see your physician. ...Read more

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Can antihistamines make thick mucus PND worse? Suffering thick mucus back of nose 2 yrs, no front congestion/nasal discharge, tried everything with Dr

Can antihistamines make thick mucus PND worse? Suffering thick mucus back of nose 2 yrs, no front congestion/nasal discharge, tried everything with Dr

Yes: An allergist or ENT comfortable treating different types of rhinitis may be needed to narrow the scope of potential causes for your rhinitis/post-nasal drip. Antihistamines do not work for all subtypes. A more targeted combination therapy will likely be more effective for you. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm sick, coughing mucus, runny nose. I received medicine, problem is I feel a strain on the back of my head, right side. What's wrong?

I'm sick, coughing mucus, runny nose. I received medicine, problem is I feel a strain on the back of my head, right side. What's wrong?

Could be from cough.: It sounds like you may have strained your neck/occipital muscles from all the coughing you did. If you do not improve in a few days with massage, ibuprofen, and local compresses see a doctor for further diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does swallowing mucus empty your sinuses or back them up? Think I got food stuck there tonight (felt it in my nose) and hope swallowing gets rid of it

Does swallowing mucus empty your sinuses or back them up? Think I got food stuck there tonight (felt it in my nose) and hope swallowing gets rid of it

Post-nasal drip: Post-nasal drip is the sensation that nasal mucous is dripping down the back of your throat. Inside your nose, mucous is being constantly producted and is swept backward to the throat by microscopic hair cells called cilia. The over-production of mucous can occur due to allergy, irritant sensitivity or sinus infections. An examination by a physician might be needed to separate these possibilities. ...Read more

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I've got this pounding pain on right back of head and when I cough my chest burns. No mucus but stuffy nose. What could this be?

I've got this pounding pain on right back of head and when I cough my chest burns. No mucus but stuffy nose. What could this be?

Need to see doctor: To correlate your symptoms along with your anxiety profile. Stress can make many things seem like they're happening together as one problem. An in-person doctor visit is best to nail down the diagnosis, and do possible blood work or labs after the physical exam. Best to have an accurate diagnosis with your medical history. Can be allergy, sinuses, post nasal drip, bronchitis or none of these. ...Read more

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I have sticky thick clear mucus at the back of my throat. My nose is blocked but not running. It hurts to eat. Feels like a giant ball of mucus?

I have sticky thick clear mucus at the back of my throat. My nose is blocked but not running. It hurts to eat. Feels like a giant ball of mucus?

Post nasal drip: This is post nasal drip and is from uncontrolled nasal allergies. You need to have adequate control of your nasal congestion, see an allergist they can help you. ...Read more

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What meds can be used long-term to help with thick mucus back of nose (and sticky PND)? Xrays, steroids, antihistamines, allergy tests, PPIs all tried

Saline irrigation: Try saline irrigation to see if this helps. Mucinex (guaifenesin) may also be tried. Be sure however that you don't have a condition known as bile reflux (for which PPI would not work) or dry mouth (not enough salivary secretion from an autoimmune disorder or mouth-breathing). ...Read more

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My son 16 month old started with cough and cold 3 weeks back. It's better now but he still have little runny nose and clear mucus when sneezing?

My son 16 month old started with cough and cold 3 weeks back. It's better now but he still have little runny nose and clear mucus when sneezing?

Allergies: Sounds like allergies, I would take him to an allergist to confirm what sort of allergy, but you can give zyrtec (cetirizine) or something similar (Walgreens brand or Walmart) in the mean time once per day. ...Read more

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There is always mucus stuck in my nose or throat.... No matter how many times I swallow it, it comes back... I have to make that annoying noise. Help!

See an ENT doctor: You need a evaluation by an ENT doctor. There are several conditions that can cause this mucous production including allergies, sinusitis and acid reflux into your throat (lpr). In someone your age, adenoids can still be enlarged and cause these problems as well. A detailed history and examination will help establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of mucus in the back of my nose/throat?

How can I get rid of mucus in the back of my nose/throat?

Nasal discharge: Sometimes the most effective remedies are the simplest. Nasal saline sprays, Neti Pots, or other nasal irrigation systems are quite effective. You can also try guaifenesin orally, which is available over the counter as an expectorant in numerous brand name formulations. If problems persist or worsen, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I had alway mucus in my nose But since last 3 days some time I blow my nose inside I get bloody and yellow mucus from back of throat from the nose?

Bloody nasal mucous: The blood vessels in the nasal mucosa bleed easily. Many people have bloody mucous from nasal blowing, picking, drying from AC or central heat. It sounds like you may have an upper respiratory infection or a sinus infection. Try bactroban prescription antibiotic ointment to the middle of both nostrils at the septum with a qtip or perhaps bacitracin to help healing. Cool mist humidifier, too. ...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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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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