End Throat Clearing Now: Expert Consultation Ready

End Throat Clearing Now: Expert Consultation Ready
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Omar Sowilem and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I've been dealing with a discomfort for quite some time now, though I can't pinpoint exactly when it started. It's this persistent need to clear my throat; it's like there's this constant presence of mucus at the back of my throat. I'm 18 years old and generally healthy. I haven't experienced any illnesses for years and I'm not currently taking any medications.


Answered by Dr. Omar Sowilem


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Based on the symptoms you've described, it's possible that you are experiencing a condition known as Allergic Rhinitis. This condition occurs when the lining of the nose becomes inflamed due to allergens such as pollen, dust, or pet dander. As a result, the nose produces excessive mucus, leading to the sensation of mucus in the back of the throat.


To manage your symptoms, I recommend considering the following steps:


Avoidance of Triggers: Try to identify and avoid any triggers that may be exacerbating your symptoms. This could include minimizing exposure to pollen, dust, or other allergens.

Nasal Irrigation: Nasal irrigation with a saline solution can help to clear out excess mucus from the nasal passages, providing relief from congestion and throat irritation.

Medication: In some cases, over-the-counter or prescription medications may be necessary to alleviate symptoms. These may include antihistamines to reduce allergic reactions, decongestants to relieve nasal congestion, or intranasal steroids to reduce inflammation in the nasal passages.


It's important to note that these recommendations are general in nature, and it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized medical advice and treatment options.


If you'd like to discuss your symptoms further or explore treatment options in more detail, please don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with me. I'm here to support you on your journey towards better health.



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Dr. Omar Sowilem

Otolaryngologist / ENT

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