Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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I Can't Clear My Throat

Thursday, 09 February 2012 09:38 AM

Dear Dr. Hibberd:
I have a problem clearing my throat. It seems to be mucus. It is very annoying. Is there any medical treatment for this?

Allergy and sinusitis are common causes of mucus at the back of your throat. Sometimes mucus gathers in the back of the throat overnight, and this can be made worse by sleeping with your mouth open and breathing through your mouth instead of your nose. Snoring and breathing through the mouth can also aggravate this problem.
Over-the-counter allergy medications can help, but if the problem continues to persist, you will have to take the opinion of a doctor. You doctor may prescribe antibiotics if there is sinusitis.

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I can't clear my throat. It seems to be mucus and is very annoying.
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