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Constant Feeling of Mucus in Throat

Updated on May 27, 2010

Constant Feeling of Mucus in Throat


It’s that time of year again. It’s the time where you may be having a constant feeling of mucus in your throat. Do you always seem to feel the need to “hock”? If so you are not alone. Millions of people have this feeling and are constantly gong around clearing there throats, hocking (as some call it) and coughing to no avail. It’s really o.k., usually it is the post nasal drip that kind of hangs at the base of your nasal passages and sometimes drips to the back of your throat and gives you the feeling that you may be coming down with a cold or flu when fact it is simply your mucus membranes doing a perfect job of producing the sticky, icky substance that helps to keep your airways and breathing passages and lungs clear of debris and pollen and other foreign substances that would just love to find it way into your body to cause even more discomfort. In short, be thankful for the mucus! That constant feeling of mucus in your throat is called phlegm and it is irritating!

Constant Feeling of Mucus in Throat

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Constant Feeling of Mucus in Throat


A good way to help thin the mucus in your nose and throat is by drinking plenty of water. Water is good for almost everything that ails us and phlegm is no different. Depending on the thickness of the mucus and the severity of your post nasal drip, water may be enough. However pay your doctor a visit as you may need mucus thinning medication which will most likely be a steroid to help clear it out. If you are able to cough some of it up and you see a yellow-green color, this could be a sign of a sinus infection, again you’d need to see your doctor in which case he or she may prescribe an antibiotic. There are some over the counter medication to help clear mucus most a nasal sprays which are little more than saline solutions which is basically salt water. Believe it or not, they help. You may also be experiencing an itchy feeling in your throat as a result of the constant feeling of mucus in your throat. With that all being said, rest assured that you’re not alone in this type of environment and a solution is not far off. Post nasal drip can also cause a sore throat as well as bad breath, neither which will last long as long as the mucus can be cleared out.


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