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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 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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Can h-plyori cause mucus in the throat?

Can h-plyori cause mucus in the throat?

NO: H-pylori is a bacterium in the stomach which is associated with stomach ulcers or excess gastric acid production. Occasionally some the excess stomach acid can back up into the throat and cause a sensation of a "lump in the throat" similar to the sensation of excess mucous in the throat. You should seek medical attention to diagnose and treat this condition. ...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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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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What causes mucus nuggets in my throat?

What causes mucus nuggets in my throat?

Hard or soft?: Are you talking about hard nuggets? Stones that form in tonsillar crypts are called tonsil stones ( tonsilloliths). ...Read more

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What would cause copious amounts of mucus in the throat causing choking?

What would cause copious amounts of mucus in the throat causing choking?

Copious mucus: Allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis (non-allergic; triggered by things like cigarette smoke, diesel fumes, perfumes), chronic sinusitis are some causes of post-nasal drainage. Otc antihistamines like claritin/ zyrtec/benadryl, nasal saline spray, prescription nasal steroid sprays may help after good exam by doc to determine the cause. ...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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A lot of mucous draining in throat. Swallow because of it. Can this cause nausea. Occasional nose runs clear.

A lot of mucous draining in throat. Swallow because of it. Can this cause nausea. Occasional nose runs clear.

Yes: Swallowing lots of snot can cause nausea. The post nasal drip and runny nose could be from the increased dry air due to the heat being on all the time because of the "polar vortex". Would recommend humidifier on in bedroom 24/7, and use lots of saline nasal spray so that your nose thinks it can stop making its own goo.! great personal steam nebulizer is "my pur mist" at target. Works great! ...Read more

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What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

What are the causes of phlegm to congest the throat during a sore throat?

Increased mucus: The viral infection of the throat lining (mucosa) causes inflammation and increased mucus production. The increase is sensed in the back of the throat and stimulates the reflexive urge to clear your throat, cough or swallow. ...Read more

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Can sinusitus cause mucus and cyst in throat?

Can sinusitus cause mucus and cyst in throat?

POSSIBLE: If you have coexisting post nasal drainge from the opennings of the sinuses into the nose, drainge can pass down your throat and cause symptoms. Best to have your otolaryngologist check. ...Read more

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What causes thick phlegm in throat and chest which is chronic?

What causes thick phlegm  in throat and chest  which is chronic?

PND: What your describing could be several things..But the first thing that comes to mind is post nasal drip. It can become quite thick and cause a lot of clear phlegm expectoration. If you find yourself clearing your throat constantly..It may well be this. You should see your pcp in case its something more severe. ...Read more

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Mucus from throat what are the causes?

Mucus from throat  what are the causes?

Mucus: It could be 'postnasal drainage' from your nose, like allergies or sinus infection. Or it could be productive sputum from cough, esp in a chronic smoker. If not coughing, then more likely a nasal drainage problem. ...Read more

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What can cause feeling of bumps in throat when swallowing?

Dysphasia: There are numerous possibilities... Gerd, tonsillitis or tonsil stones, foreign bodies like fish bones, tumors, infections, cysts, etc. See an ENT specialist for a diagnosis and a treatment plan. ...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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Nasal Drainage (Definition)

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