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.