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What causes mucus in my throat?

Hi,I have quiet smoking in Jan and in April i thought i had a sinus infection. Have been treated twice for that I feel like there is mucas in my thorat but when i burp it goes away i have been on probiotic and zegerid and zantac 150 and gas ex for 4 weeks now i just want it to go away
Thu, 23 May 2019
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Noted your history about stopping smoking, sinus infection probably, mucus in throat which goes away on burping, all these problems in spite of Probiotics, Zegerid and Zantac.
First of all, to know whether you have a sinus infection or not you need to undergo a CT scan of sinuses and nose. This will confirm the diagnosis to get an accurate management by Nasal Decongestants, symptomatic and supportive management.
This will automatically treat the throat problem, the mucus and all.
As for burping an addition of a motility regulator like Motilium that is Domperidone can help you a lot.
Take antacids when required.
Avoid stress and anxiety.
Soft bland diet.
And no smoking again will all help.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. T Chandrakant,
ENT & General Surgeon
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