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Old 01-13-2011, 07:04 AM   #1
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Best treatment for lots of mucus in the throat?

Hi people,

I have been feeling as if there is lots and lots of mucus in my throat. In the morning it's disgusting, I spit out really thick yellowy phlegm. Sometimes it's so bad that I find it difficult to talk. Always that sensation of a lump there.

Anyway, whats the best decongestant? Whether it be OTC or prescribed?

 
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Re: Best treatment for lots of mucus in the throat?

Usually the symptoms you're describing - post nasal drip + the feeling of a lump on the throat - are associated with acid reflux. Instead of a decongestant, I would recommend that you try a 2 week course of Prilosec OTC along with the following:

-Raise the head of your bed 4-6 inches
-Don't eat for 3 hours before bed
-Avoid "trigger foods" like chocolate, alcohol, tomato-based sauces, peppermint and coffee

A decongestant won't stop the mucus, it will only shrink the tissues in your respiratory system to allow the mucus to flow more freely.

 
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Re: Best treatment for lots of mucus in the throat?

Get plenty of rest before doing anything and water.

 
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