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What could red throat with mucus suggest?

I have had a persistent cough since June. The lung dr. ran a scope down my bronch tube and told my husband my throat was red and covered with thin, white mucus. What could this mean? I don t go back for results for several days, and am wondering what it could be. My throat isn t sore at all.
Fri, 11 Jun 2021
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Hi,

The red throat is congestion of the pharynx. During cough your throat or pharyngeal mucosa get inflamed or congested. As a result the mucosa get irritated and will secrete mucus or white secretions. Take a cough syrup like Grilinctus or Benadryl which had bromhexine and chlorpheniramine mixture. You can take Mucaine gel 19 ml before food for 1 week. The inflammation will settle by own. Drink more water. Avoid spicy food,excess tea, coffee, smoking, alcohol.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rajat Basak, ENT Specialist
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What could red throat with mucus suggest?

Hi, The red throat is congestion of the pharynx. During cough your throat or pharyngeal mucosa get inflamed or congested. As a result the mucosa get irritated and will secrete mucus or white secretions. Take a cough syrup like Grilinctus or Benadryl which had bromhexine and chlorpheniramine mixture. You can take Mucaine gel 19 ml before food for 1 week. The inflammation will settle by own. Drink more water. Avoid spicy food,excess tea, coffee, smoking, alcohol. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Rajat Basak, ENT Specialist