Rated 5.0/5 based on 14 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Snot Stuck In Throat

Share
Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
52 years in practice
54M people helped
1

1
Why is there snot coming out of my throat?

Why is there snot coming out of my throat?

Mucus: The mucus coming out of your throat may be due to a post nasal drip. Use salt water nose drops for help ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
8 years in practice
15M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue

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


Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
29 years in practice
5M people helped
2

2
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
8 years in practice
15M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
6M people helped
3

3
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. John McMahan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
42 years in practice
734K people helped
4

4
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified
8 years in practice
15M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
34M people helped
5

5
I have been coughing for two weeks with stuck mucus in chest and throat with no production. Help.

I have been coughing for two weeks with stuck mucus in chest and throat with no production. Help.

Cough, mucus: Avoid cigarette smoke. Drink plenty of water; use vaporizer &/or mucolytic like mucinex to loosen mucus & facilitate coughing it out. Moisture from shower can also help. If fever, chills, aches, see pcp to be checked for bronchitis or pneumonia or influenza, allergies, acid reflux. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Board Certified, Pediatrics
12 years in practice
112K people helped
6

6
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
19 years in practice
527M people helped
7
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
2M people helped
8

8
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
1M people helped
9

9
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Anna Meyer
Board Certified, Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
13 years in practice
237K people helped
10

10
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

Get help from a doctor now ›

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


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified,
8 years in practice
15M people helped
Continue
72,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook