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Doctor insights on: Smelly Mucus In Nose And Throat

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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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What causes excess mucus in throat and nose?

What causes excess mucus in throat and nose?

Allergies: It is due to allergies most of the time and also can be caused by viral upper respiratory infections. ...Read more

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Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Allergy?: Most likely allergy, although a mild viral upper respiratory infection would have these symptoms too. An exam could settle which it is. If you have fever or aches then it's most likely a virus. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Pain in right eyebrow. Very green mucus from nose and throat. Ear pain. Mucus leaks from my nose and has a lot of blood.

Pain in right eyebrow. Very green mucus from nose and throat. Ear pain. Mucus leaks from my nose and has a lot of blood.

Sinusitis: You could possibly have a sinus infection. You should see a doctor for treatment. In the meantime you could try using an over the counter decongestant or nasal spray such as nasonex (mometasone). You may also use a saline nasal rinse and Ibuprofen as needed. Take care! ...Read more

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Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Hey, what causes sore throat and mucus in throat?

Usually PostNasalDrp: Usually post nasal drip. Your sinuses (allergies, infection, hyperactive) drain mucus down the back of your throat causing irritation to the throat. There are also other less common causes. ...Read more

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Hacking cough with yellow phlegm for 5 days, progressive worse with pressure in face and fullness in ears. Throat sore runny nose. Just a cold?

Hacking cough with yellow phlegm for 5 days, progressive worse with pressure in face and fullness in ears. Throat sore runny nose. Just a cold?

Mgt: If you have had a fever > 101 for more than three days, or if this persists for another 10 days, a course of antibiotics may be given to treat sinusitis. Most bronchitis infections are viral but if the cough persists or is associated with significant shortness of breath, fever, cough, please see your PCP. A follow up virtual appointment is available. ...Read more

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Waking up with dry mouth, mucus in throat and blocked nose. Allergy related?

Waking up with dry mouth, mucus in throat and blocked nose. Allergy related?

Could be: If this is an ongoing or recurrent problem then allergy is possible. If it's quite new then infection is more likely especially at this time of year. Your doctor would take factors like duration, family history, exposures, physical findings and more into account to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Salty clear phlegm/ mucus with little bubbles . Similar mucus sometimes from nose. Thick mucus cough sometimes in the morning . No chest pain no fev.?

Salty clear phlegm/ mucus with little bubbles . Similar mucus sometimes from nose. Thick mucus cough sometimes in the morning . No chest pain no fev.?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?

In the morning coughing up and blowing dark yellow mucus. Day: Runny nose, sometimes difficulty breathing, dryness..common cold?

Most likely a cold: Colds can last for 7 days but symptoms should be diminishing gradually.. Drinking plenty of water can help keep your secretions less thick. If you develop a fever toward the end of your cold this could be a sign of a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?

Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat , cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?

Not likely : These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more

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What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more

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What causes yellow mucus in your throat and mouth?

What causes yellow mucus in your throat and mouth?

Throat mucus: Mucus tends to thicken and turn yellow or slightly green as water evaporates from it. The flow of mucus slows at night, so that in the morning you'll feel the mucus in the throat, and there is an urge to cough or expectorate it. You can relieve this, by staying hydrated and using a saline rinse to help thin mucus and improve mucus clearance. ...Read more

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Will blowing my nose reduce the mucus in my throat?

Will blowing my nose reduce the mucus in my throat?

Usually not: Throat mucus needs cleared by swallowing or spitting it out. ...Read more

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I have stuffy nose ,sneezing,itch nose,and dripping in back of my throat,?

I have stuffy nose ,sneezing,itch nose,and dripping in back of my throat,?

Allergy: you are having allergy sinusitis allowing the sinus to drip to the back of your throat. Take the proper medicine from OTC like Claritin, or Zyrtec, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. ...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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Hard cough, thick mucus very sore throat red patches in back of throat?

Hard cough, thick mucus  very sore throat red patches in back of throat?

Pharyngitis: Can be different organism.........Strep is un common for your age.........Unless you got exposed. See pmd. ...Read more

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I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

I am experiencing  runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

Virus: Most likely you have a virus. We can order a strep test if the sore throat is very severe. Drink plenty of fluids, drink bone broth/chicken soup, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you do not get better with this or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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I'm getting a thick white mucous from my nose with blocked nose, facial pressure and pain, bodyaches, sore throat,is this sinusitis or a cold?

I'm getting a thick white mucous from my nose with blocked nose, facial pressure and pain, bodyaches, sore throat,is this sinusitis or a cold?

Sinusitis...: You are describing the classic symptoms of sinusitis. .. Especially if the facial pressure and pain is on just one side. This is frequently bacterial and often needs antibiotics to clear. You might try to get your nasal passages clear with a neti pot (copious saline irrigation) or a nasal decongestant like " Afrin". Don't give it too long. If symptoms don't clear soon then see your do ...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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