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Son has thick,thick yellow mucus back of throat no sinus or allergy problem what is causing?

Son has thick,thick yellow mucus back of throat   no sinus or allergy problem what is causing?

? Sinus disease: And the thick mucus draining at the back of his throat is coming from his upper airway, nasal cavity and sinuses, so better get seen by his doctor for evaluation, usually saline nasal wash can help, but if he he has bacterial sinusitis/rhinitis, antibiotics would be needed, good luck ...Read more

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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I have thick mucus in the back oft throat that I cannot get rid of, I'm constantly spitting up. This has lasted many months?

Reflux: You have reflux and will need to be aggressively treated to get rid of the globus type sensation. See my other answers with reflux in the titles. You will need Prilosec twice a day and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for a minimum of three months and a reassessment at this time with a scope. The ent you see will look at your larynx with a scope to confirm the diagnosis before he or she starts you on treatment. ...Read more

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Why am i getting thick mucus dripping from back of throat into my mouth. it has now become very salty at times i gag and event vomit bile in mornings trying to cough it up?

See ENT MD: See the specialist in this area, the ENT MD. You likely have some kind of sinus condition which needs to be properly diagnosed and treated. Make an appointment to feel better. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Im 4wk post op septoplasty / turbinate reduction and recently got a cold. I have thick bloody mucus running down back of throat. Is this normal?

Im 4wk post op septoplasty / turbinate reduction and recently  got a cold. I have thick bloody mucus running down back of throat. Is this normal?

Not really: Normally bleeding after nasal surgery should stop within a few days. It is possible you have developed a sinus infection which can have these symptoms. You should go see the surgeon who did your nose surgery to see if you need treatment. ...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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I have had thick yellow mucus in the back of my throat all year round, which can often be hard to clear and swallow. ?

I have had  thick yellow mucus in the back of my throat all year round, which can often be hard to clear and swallow. ?

See doc: It would be wise to have an ENT physician examine you. Post nasal drip, sinus infection and chronic pharyngitis should be considered and are treatabe. Increasing fluid intake will make the mucous less thick. Mucomyst, an over the counter medication may help thin the mucous also. ...Read more

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8 months of thick clear mucus plugged at back of nose, throat clearing, no nasal discharge. Tried everything and only Pseudoephedrine works! But why?

8 months of thick clear mucus plugged at back of nose, throat clearing, no nasal discharge. Tried everything and only Pseudoephedrine works! But why?

Nasal congestion: If only pseudoephedrine worked, nasal congestion is the problem. I don't know what you meant by having tried everything (nasal steroid/nasal antihistamine, LTM). Perhaps it is time to consult an allergist. ...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