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Snot Stuck In Throat
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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
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 moreGet help now ›
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Yes: Beaxuase your epiglottis is in the back of your throat, if it is swollen it could give you the sensations you describe. ...Read moreGet help 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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Why do I keep clearing my throat? I'm not sick and I don't have any mucus stuck in it. I just keep doing it for no reason.
GERD or Postnasal: Hi Sean, You likely have either a postnasal drip or some acid refux in your esophagus. Best thing for you to do is to try over the counter prilosec to see if that helps. If that does not help, then try a steroid nasal spray to help dry up the mucus. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My 5yr old daughter constantly clears her throat. She says she feels like there is "snot"in her throat. What can we do to help her?
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