How to clear the throat of mucus

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How to clear the throat of mucus
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There can be many causes of mucus in the throat such as colds, allergies, gastro-oseophageal reflux and sinus infections. Throat mucus can be uncomfortable, make it difficult to swallow, cause constant throat-clearing or even drain into the stomach, causing nausea and bellyaches.

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    Add a pinch of salt to warm water and gargle. You can do this multiple times a day.

  2. 2

    Drink some hot tea with honey to soothe your throat and break up mucus.

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    Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air and help break up the congestion.

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    Take vitamin C to help boost your immune system to fight off sickness. Eat oranges.

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    Take over-the-counter antihistamines if the throat mucus is caused by allergies or antibiotics if it is caused by an infection.

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    Avoid spicy foods, especially near bedtime, if the throat mucus is being caused by gastro-oseophageal reflux.

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    Drink lots of fluids to stay hydrated. Avoid caffeine and diuretics, as they can increase urination.

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    Use cough syrup with guaifenesin, which thins mucus secretions.

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