Doctor insights on: What causes excessive mucus in throat
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
Constant excessive mucus in throat for over a year and it interferes with breathing. What could be wrong and how do I clear it?
Thoughts..: It could be post nasal dripping. This is a slow, constant drip to the back of the throat from the nose - can often be helped by allergy medicines. I also think of things like reflux which could be causing your symptoms. If it's been going on this long, make sure you get it checked out by your doc! Best of luck. ...Read more
Excessive mucus in throat feels like choking. Worsen when lying down. No heartburn. GERD/LPR/something else?
LPR? Excessive mucus in throat throat clearing, neg results 2 ENts. Have had 2 nissens for GeRD 10yrs apart. History asthma (not now)All meds haven't worked
Yes: The a.m mucus sample is usually concentrated and thus may look yellow. IN the presence of a sinus infection, the mucus (when present) should be consistently yellow or green. ...Read more
Can food intolerances make it difficult to swallow and cause build up of mucus in throat? Also can this cause anxiety?
Food intolerances: Food intolerances can elicit hyper secretion as well as swelling in the tissues which will make any mucous more noticeable. Reflux also commonly causes an over production of clear mucous a full stomach is more likely to cause problems. Anytime it feels "hard to breath", anyone! Will feel a certain level of anxiety. If prone to it, yes, this will likely exacerbate things even more. ...Read more
Would a sore throat from rabies look and feel the same as a sore throat caused by a common cold? (Postnasal drip, visible mucus in throat, etc.)
Can trouble swallowing, body aches, excess mucus in throat, cough. And green phlegm mean throat cancer?
Not likely: These symptoms are more indicative of infection (either viral or bacterial). Cancers can lead to a secondary infection though, and if they don't fully resolve with time or treatment you should consider bringing this possibility up with your provider, especially if you smoke. ...Read more
persistent clearing of throat and excess mucus in throat Have tried allergy/asthma meds and low dose PPIs. A new allergist or GI doc? Silent re
LERD possible: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Agree, further evaluation is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic rhinitis: Sounds like allergic rhinitis or if you're a smoker then it maybe chronic bronchitis. If you don't smoke, then it can be treated by avoiding allergens, especially pollen dust, and other household triggers or you may see your primary doc and be given a nasal corticosteroid spray which are usually quite effective. ...Read more
After giving oral, felt mucus in throat for 6 days and on 7th day (today) I feel it extremely dry. Does it have anything to do with it? He's clean
Possibly: There could be some irritation in the throat from the activity that is still healing. Please see your health care provider if it persists or worsens. ...Read more