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How do you get rid of throat mucus? Any remedies? Makes it difficult to swallow!

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Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
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In brief: ...

Throat mucous is a normal part of your throat, so you can't totally get rid of it.
However, if it is bothersome because it is thick, try gargling salt water and consider a otc mucolytic like Mucinex (guaifenesin) which helps to break up mucous.

In brief: ...

Throat mucous is a normal part of your throat, so you can't totally get rid of it.
However, if it is bothersome because it is thick, try gargling salt water and consider a otc mucolytic like Mucinex (guaifenesin) which helps to break up mucous.
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Dr. Asher Turney
Also consider a antihistamine like claritin or zyrtec both are over the counter as there likely is some post nasal drip that is complicating your picture.
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