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Sore throat with hoarse voice, dark green mucus in cough, throat pain. How to stop it ?

for the past week i have had a very hoarxse voice and very soar throat , i have been coughing up very thick dark green/gray mucus with a little brown and ocational solidish chunks, (i assumed they where boogers?) the throat pain has since gone away mostly but im still hacking up this nasty jelly like mucus, what is this from? and how can i get it to stop i am a smoker, and i chew tobacco, i swallow the spit when im around others
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

You seem to be in the recovery phase of an upper respiratory infection, during this time some amount of mucous which can have different consistency and color can come out when you cough.
Moreover, your voice also may become hoarse because of the infection and the cough and also the reflux
You are a smoker and chew tobacco and this further causes strain on your throat and voice.

you can do these:
1. Consult an ENT and get a medications directed at infection control
2. Also start anti reflux medication for better symptom control and faster recovery
3. Take only warm fluids, do not strain when you speak and do not take spicy or oily food
4. Reduce or stop smoking and also reduce or stop tobacco (i am mentioning reduce here because i know it is almost impossible to stop smoking or tobacco in a few days, do that gradually)

take rest but do not frequently clear your throat

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Sat, 24 Aug 2013
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