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Old 11-13-2015, 07:53 AM
 
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I always feel like I have mucus just sitting in my throat. Even when I cough some out, it still never goes away. It's been like this for a few years. I've been to a nose & throat doctor twice before and even when he shoved a camera down my nose, he still couldn't find anything. He prescribed me a medication which didn't help. I've tried Mucinex too which also didn't help. What is wrong and how can I make this go away?
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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Do you actually have mucus in your throat or just the sensation of mucus? If the former, you need to figure out why you're producing the mucus. If you haven't been tested for allergies, I would start with an allergist. If the latter, I don't have any suggestions unfortunately.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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An allergist is a good idea.

I read 'The Mucusless Diet' in the 70s.
That's what I would try for 2-3 weeks...not telling you to...

I would also snort salt water daily to cleanse my nasal passages....again, that's me.
Good luck with this.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:55 AM
 
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Do you actually have mucus in your throat or just the sensation of mucus? If the former, you need to figure out why you're producing the mucus. If you haven't been tested for allergies, I would start with an allergist. If the latter, I don't have any suggestions unfortunately.
I'm pretty sure it really is mucus. It affects my speaking sometimes, as I can't talk very loud sometimes because of it. I constantly have to clear my throat as well. I have no allergies as far as I know, but I'll see.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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An allergist is a good idea.

I read 'The Mucusless Diet' in the 70s.
That's what I would try for 2-3 weeks...not telling you to...

I would also snort salt water daily to cleanse my nasal passages....again, that's me.
Good luck with this.
Thanks for the suggestions. I will research the Mucusless Diet.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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You know....I know a lady that cleared her throat all the time!
Finally, went to a heart and lung doc....since no one saw anything with scopes.

Turned out her heart was enlarged so much it pressed on her esophagus.
Her capillaries were 'closed up'. So here heart worked overtime
to 'push' that darn blood into them....
A simple pill opened up her flow.

Not saying this is your issue, but fascinating stuff...very rare!
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: california
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I was told it is a "deviated septum" .
I have not done any thing about it having had sinus problems most of my life.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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To the OP:
Research LPR and it's symptoms. I too had chronic mucus, as well as throat clearing and worst of all chronic coughing fits. I suffered for years with chronic cough. No doctor could confirm it's source, provide an explanation or provide a solution for relief. Then I tripped across information on LPR and the potential effects of Pepsin as the possible root cause of the coughing. This led me to more research on the subject and finally the information found at the link provided as well as a book called "Dropping Acid" from a Dr Kaufman. I followed the advice of the doctor in this book and went on the 2 week no acid detox diet. I gave of soft drinks completely (big source of acid in most people's diet) and have been symptom free for almost 2 years now.
It may not be your problem but worth a look. The key for me was understanding how pepsin which is emitted from your stomach during reflux and embeds in the cells of your soft tissue in the throat, larynx, pharynx and airways, then dietary acid activates it causing it to irritate these soft tissues. Then your body responds as it defensive systems cause you to cough, develop mucus etc. Pepsin is a digestive enzyme that when mixed with acid breaks down protein and is part of the digestive process in your stomach. When these two ingredients mix in your throat this is when bad things happen, anyhow its very interesting information and not widely accepted in much of the medical community. So take a look here for more info in case this is what ails you.
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (“Silent Reflux”): The Basics | The Voice Institute of New York | Dr. Jamie Koufman
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I have post-nasal drip 90% of the time.....especially, at night! I think it's allergy related, but antihistamines really don't stop it. I've just gotten used to it!
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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try eating no dairy products for a full month, and see if you notice an improvement
no milk, no yogurt, no cheese, no butter, read labels, no nothing dairy
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