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I have what look like mucus stuck at the top of my throat behind that thing that dangles down ?

I have what look like mucus stuck at the top of my throat behind that thing that dangles down ?

Post nasal drip: That is where u would see mucous drip down from a post nasal drip. Take some warm tea with lemon and honey. It will probably remove the mucous and soothe your throat. ...Read more

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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 is the best way to dislodge snot lodged in the upper-back part of your throat?

What is the best way to dislodge snot lodged in the upper-back part of your throat?

Nasal Rinse: There are many different ways to dislodge mucus in the back of your throat including blowing, snorting, sniffing, gargling, and other techniques. Chronic problems with build of of thick mucus may respond best to a regimen that includes nasal/sinus rinsing. This form of rinse will also help loosen mucus in the "nasopharynx" or back of the nose/throat. Ent exam helps to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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I have mucus stuck in the top of my throat. How do I get it out?

I have mucus stuck in the top of my throat. How do I get it out?

Stuck Mucous: It depends on the source... Allergies, sinus infections, adenoiditis, gerd, etc. See an ENT specialist to sort it out. In the meantime you could try drinking more water. ...Read more

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Does epiglottitis make you feel like somethin is stuck in your throat like mucus or cold?

Does epiglottitis make you feel like somethin is stuck in your throat like mucus or cold?

Yes: Beaxuase your epiglottis is in the back of your throat, if it is swollen it could give you the sensations you describe. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
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I have had mucus stuck in my throat for a couple of weeks now?

Mucous: May be just dehydration or allergies but another cause is silent acid reflux or LPR. Drink more water, see if there is something you eat that causes it and if not you can try an OTC antacid. If still there best to see an ENT. ...Read more

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I can feel the snot going down my throat, how do I prevent this?

I can feel the snot going down my throat, how do I prevent this?

Stop the snot: I would start w/ antihistamine such as loratidine or even benedryl. Consider nasal saline rinse or netty pot. Stay hydrated - if persists/worsens, see your primary care provider as you may benefit from a nasal steroid or other such treatment. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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Could nasal drip be causing throat snot?

Could nasal drip be causing throat snot?

Yes: When your nose creates secretions they often can run both out the front of your nose and from the back of your nasal passages down your throat, which is called post-nasal drip. This is most commonly caused by allergic rhinitis, but can also be part of a cold and sometimes can be due to acid reflux. ...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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