Originally Posted by solofelix
Good advice from gcsjr.
I find the advice of olive oil in hot water rather strange. You would do better to try some Olbas- Oil in hot water.
I'm really sorry, I meant Olbas Oil, of course. My mistake. Thanks for pointing that out. Have corrected it in the original post. Thank you both so much for the responses. Very helpful. I didn't expect anyone to actually read through the whole thing. I'm glad to say my symptoms have slightly cleared up in the last couple of days in as much as I'm not actually coughing up the chunks of green mucus in the morning, although their certainly still feels like congestion in the throat so I'm not sure if that just means it's too deep to actually cough up. It was very difficult to shift out my throat and cough up in the first place. In a way I kind of wish I was still coughing it up because it's better out than stuck in as far as I'm concerned. I think a lot of it is being half cleared higher into the throat and then I'm swallowing it. Feels like I've swallowed a lot of the stuff over the past few weeks. but their doesn't seem to be any blood coming from my nostril when I clear my nose anymore so that's encouraging.
Throat still looks very agitated with white patches or kind of stains in the back of my throat. They have been there for a really long time and I'm sure it's where mucus has stuck to the back of my throat. Other than that just looks very red and irritated. White and patchy on the roof of my mouth. Doesn't look like a happy throat at all which is strange because I really don't have symptoms of a throat infection or a particularly sore throat except for in the morning after waking.
I'll certainly take both of your brilliant advice and see how I go, but most importantly I think I'll book another doctors appointment for next week. The only problem is he hasn't seemed very keen on treating it or getting to the bottom of a cause at all. I HAVE had problems with an excessive amount of acid in my stomach before and taken medication for it on one occasion (PPi's I think?) but have never ever really been told why it happened or what the cause was. I'm fairly confident this is some kind of acid reflux problem that is affecting my food pipe and throat and ultimately my sinuses. (Curiously I drank a few too many beers lately, which i don't do very often at all and had a really adverse reaction to the alcohol which has never happened before. I got really sick/Diarrhea a day after. Now, it could have been a coincidence and I happened to get a stomach bug the following days after i drank but I really suspect it was something to do with acid in my stomach reacting badly to the alcohol. I don't know.
Anyway guys thank you for your help. Anymore suggestions or reaction to what I've said here, please don't hesitate to reply.