Mucus in throat at night

Posted by lioness @lioness, May 4 9:40am

At night my mucus in my throat almost choke me does anyone else have mucus problems ? I dont know why it is only at night not during the day . It will wake me up at night and I have to get up try to clear it out of my throat but as soon as I go back to bed it starts again . Anyone have any solutions?

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Have you had any radiation or procedures done lately? What would help me is I would eat a few crackers with warm water. It seemed to loosen up the phlegm

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@msherfinski Thanks for the suggestion I will try this . NO I haven't had any procedures done or radiation . I just had a ear infection but its healed up now I dont think this had anything to do with it as I had phlegm in my throat earlier .

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I struggled with this after radiation for laryngeal cancer 3 years ago. My cancer has returned and I'm in the hospital right now after a Tracheostomy.. I have a tremendous amount of phlegm, but I'm sure that has a lot to do with my surgery. Before I came here, I had the same problem you have. Kept me up at night.

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I have GPA in my sinuses and I have the same problem at night. Doesn’t bother me during the day. My sinuses drain constantly all day, but I’m drinking fluids and eating. I usually have to eat something at night and use two pillows.

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@msherfinski

I struggled with this after radiation for laryngeal cancer 3 years ago. My cancer has returned and I'm in the hospital right now after a Tracheostomy.. I have a tremendous amount of phlegm, but I'm sure that has a lot to do with my surgery. Before I came here, I had the same problem you have. Kept me up at night.

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@msherfinski Im so sorry for your struggle with this phlegm Im going to have to talk with my Dr. and maybe a ENT I just dont know where it is all coming from I do have allergies and sinus act up every once in a while but this in the throat is worse . Wish you the best sorry the cancer has returned .

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@julsbridget

I have GPA in my sinuses and I have the same problem at night. Doesn’t bother me during the day. My sinuses drain constantly all day, but I’m drinking fluids and eating. I usually have to eat something at night and use two pillows.

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@juisbridget What is GPA ? I weekly use a netti pot but maybe I should use it daily to rinse out my sinuses dont know if this will help or hinder ? Any ideas?

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@lioness

@juisbridget What is GPA ? I weekly use a netti pot but maybe I should use it daily to rinse out my sinuses dont know if this will help or hinder ? Any ideas?

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I have Wegners Disease which is an autoimmune disease.

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@msherfinski

I struggled with this after radiation for laryngeal cancer 3 years ago. My cancer has returned and I'm in the hospital right now after a Tracheostomy.. I have a tremendous amount of phlegm, but I'm sure that has a lot to do with my surgery. Before I came here, I had the same problem you have. Kept me up at night.

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Hello, I had the same problem and it was because I could not swallow the mucus. I had a total Laryngectomy last year for cancer. I take plain liquid Tussin (Guaifenesin) everyday to keep it thin. Make sure it does not have additives like DM, or for flu and colds.
What also might help is to drink ginger ale or other colorless soda. The carbination seems to help. Ask medical staff or hospital speech Therapist. Paulette

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Hi @lioness

If your doctor determines that this isn't caused by a cardiac or pulmonary problem you might try some OTC products. I have a similar problem. I use Mucinex at night (or Robitussin DM which has the same ingredient). If I forget to take it before I go to sleep, I usually wake up and have to take it then. Keeping water by your bedside is also a good idea. Also, elevate your bed or at least use an extra pillow as was suggested by @julsbridget in the post above.

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@hopeful33250 Thanks to all who answered me with helpful tips I've used guiaifenisen but not for this I will start Ido keep water by bedside .Yes I,LL call Dr and see what she says again Thanks to all

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Hi, I first got post nasal mucous running into my throat after Eustachian tube dysfunctio. I also have rhinitis. I also take guaifenesin at night and I reiterate it's quite hard to identify the products with just guaifenesin. In the US I can get it in tablet form. You do need to take liquid with it and I take a drink before bed of orange or lemon juice, honey, hot water, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. It is good for colds too and stimulates mucous flow. I try to sleep sitting up a bit but find that hard. All the best!

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@bride I will drink the solution you suggested . I did but never put cayenne pepper in my stomach wont accept hot stuff so will use a little and try it . I,ll try all suggestions to see what helps . I have guaifenesin so will do this tonight . Thanks

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Maybe just omit the cayenne since it is very strong. The hot drink itself helps me. good luck!

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@bride yes I think I will

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