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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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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 only smoked for 2 months I had about 2 or 3 cigarette a day and have stopped now, the back of my throat is a bit yellow with whit mucus and little yellow bumps also the blog vessels in my mouth have become verry visible. Is there anything serious

I have only smoked for 2 months I had about 2 or 3 cigarette a day and have stopped now, the back of my throat is a bit yellow with whit mucus and little yellow bumps also the blog vessels in my mouth have become verry visible. Is there anything serious

Congratulation.: Congratulation on your decision to stop smoking. The length of time and the number of cigarettes that you smoked not enough to cause any serious damages.
if you continue to be concerned see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing thick saliva or mucus in the back of my mouth where the wall of the throat is. It's been going on for 2 months, no coughing, no colds, just yellow mucus which could possibly the reason why I have yellow snot (not wet) in my nose.

I am experiencing thick saliva or mucus in the back of my mouth where the wall of the throat is. It's been going on for 2 months, no coughing, no colds, just yellow mucus which could possibly the reason why I have yellow snot (not wet) in my nose.

Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, post-nasal drop, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat with no fever or body pains. No yellow mucus its all clear and my mouth and I am constantly spitting no mucus just regular spit.?

I have a sore throat with no fever or body pains. No yellow mucus its all clear and my mouth and I am constantly spitting no mucus just regular spit.?

Sore throat: This is often viral, although sore throat may be due to post nasal discharge from sinuses or to acid reflux or other condition. The only way to accurately diagnose this is to be seen and examined by your doctor. Go soon and wish you better. ...Read more

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Why is the roof of my mouth yellow? Not like thrush, but tinted yellow. I also have a very sore red throat with mucus. Does this just sound viral?

Why is the roof of my mouth yellow? Not like thrush, but tinted yellow. I also have a very sore red throat with mucus. Does this just sound viral?

Slight jaundice: You may be suffering from epstein-barr virus or 'mono' which can make you slightly yellow, with throat symptoms as you describe. Everyone's a little different, so the best thing to do is see a doctor for proper evaluation. Jaundice or that yellow color, can be seen inside the mouth, plus also the whites of the eyes if you pull the skin to the side (carefully). Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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There is yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula, what do I do?

There is yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula, what do I do?

Swollen uvula: This is actually more common than you might think, and you need to get to a physician immediately so you can be appropriately treated. If your pcp or ENT physician cannot see you now, there are urgent care physicians that are available now that can help treat you immediately. So do not wait to get treatment by a physician! ...Read more

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I have a lot of yellow/green mucus stuck to back of throat and swollen uvula. Is there a correlation?

Yes: Your symptoms are consistent with a viral/bacterial infection and the purulent material (yellow/green mucus) is the body's defense mechanism challenging that infection. The swollen uvula is part of this infection. A culture of the throat is first, followed by appropriate and specific medical treatment. See your physician. ...Read more

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I wake up with yellow saliva, coming from the throat. It gets cleared after 2 to 3 times n doesn't show til nxt morn. I feel mucus behind throat n nose?

Viral syndrome: Overnight the junk you inhaled over the day gets cleared so you would sneeze or cough it out in AM. That is natural. If only the last few days, consider viral syndrome or effect of bad air in room or cigarettes. Consider investing in an air purifier. If gets much worse instead of better, may have secondary infection and would need to see doc who can send a sputum culture. ...Read more

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Have a painful sore throat and also the back of my tongue is sore and recently started getting a yellow mucus coming out of my eyes?

Have a painful sore throat and also the back of my tongue is sore and recently started getting a yellow mucus coming out of my eyes?

See physician: These signs and symptoms that you are experiencing need to be evaluated by your doctor. He can assess the problem and provide a solution to allow you get well. Don't wait. ...Read more

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I have sinus issues. Very dry conditions in house cause severe dryness in my mouth and throat. Last couple of days I have had blood in my my mucus?

I have sinus issues. Very dry conditions in house cause severe dryness in my mouth and throat. Last couple of days I have had blood in my my mucus?

Typical: Winter weather issue. Consider otc sinus irrigation bottle and use twice daily. Or use saline mister persistently throughout the day. Drink plenty of water. Drying can also be a medication side effect. ...Read more

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Sore throat, feeling is mucus in back of throat. When I get it out, it's yellow, very chunky and has streaks of blood. Cause?

Likely viral: Viral infections can cause inflammation of the throat along with yellowish/thick mucus / postnasal drip, and even streaks of blood. If you develop high fever or severe difficulty swallowing or significant blood, seek medical attention. Other wise, try salt water gargles, humidifier, and neti pot.
Take Care! ...Read more

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Coughing up yellow/white mucus, sore throat and glands around neck. Been 15 days & not better. What could cause throat to be sore for this long?

Coughing up yellow/white mucus, sore throat and glands around neck. Been 15 days & not better. What could cause throat to be sore for this long?

Need throat culture: Although the symptoms may still be due to a viral infection, it is time for you to obtain a throat culture to specifically determine if you have a bacterial infection of the throat and obtain specific antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

I get a bitter taste in my mouth after eating and even after just brushing my teeth. What causes this? I also have mucus in my throat but am not sick

Gum disease: Bitter taste can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This condition should be checked by a dentist. It is a painless condition, but can induce serious complication. ...Read more

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Frequent coughing. Coughing up yellow/green mucus. Sore throat. Lightheaded/dizzy. Frequent urination. Runny nose. What could cause this?

Frequent coughing. Coughing up yellow/green mucus. Sore throat. Lightheaded/dizzy. Frequent urination. Runny nose. What could cause this?

Infection: You have symptoms of infection. Treat with rest, fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen). If you are not better, be assessed by your doctor. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What causes a yellow discoloration on the roof of your mouth and throat?

What causes a yellow discoloration on the roof of your mouth and throat?

Hard to say: Hard to say without more information. Recent, forever? If it concerns you, get evaluated by oral & maxillofacial surgeon ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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