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Chronic mucus in throat, reflex medicine, nasal spray, not cured

i suffer from chronic mucus in throat for the past 1 1/2 years. Mucus constantly in throat, have to keep clearing my throat. I cannot seem to spit mucus out or swallow . Once I clear my throat - I get relief for 2 minutes and then the process of throat clearing starts. i have tried everyhting - reflex med, nasal spray - to no avail.
Asked On : Tue, 22 May 2012
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Thank u for choosing HCM..,
We call your condition as 'Phlegmy throat' characterized by sensation of mucus in throat always, constant throat clearing, tickle in throat, cough...

In the VAST majority of patients with this complaint, it is due to a disorder called "Laryngopharyngeal Reflux" or LPR for short. This disorder is due to reflux whether acidic or non-acidic from the stomach that travels up to and settles in the throat region.
one can try lifestyle changes prior to medications including:
Keep head of bed elevated 30 degrees or more (put 2 bricks under the head of bed so the entire bed is tilted)
Do not eat or drink within 3 hours of laying down (an empty stomach has less chance of reflux than a full one)
Avoid caffiene and alcohol
Avoid tomato-based, spicey, and fatty foods
You can take GERD treatment..
There are many causes for this condition..The cause should be treated for permanent cure...Symptomatic treatment can only give temporary relief..
Visit a ENT surgeon for examination and diagnosis
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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