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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

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 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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Any idea what causes thick mucus in my throat causing me to clear my throat constantly iv'e had this problem since my teens i'm now 63?

Any idea what causes thick mucus in my throat causing me  to clear my throat constantly iv'e had this problem since my teens i'm now 63?

PND Likely: Assuming you are a non-smoker and you do not have an obstructive pulmonary disease and/or are not referring to sputum...More than likely pnd- post nasal drip (allergies or anatomic issue with your septum or sinuses). ...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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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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Does gluten sensitivity cause mucus in throat?

Does gluten sensitivity cause mucus in throat?

Unlikely: Gluten intolerance can cause a variety of symptoms. I'm not certain that upper respiratory mucous production is one of them. ...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

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