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    Stopping Chronic Throat Mucus
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    An_250083 posted:
    I've reading the many posts about chronic mucus in the throat. I've been there — done that for many years. I've seen 4 different doctors without any positive results and tried MANY - MANY Rx's. I've been tested for allergies, asthma and GERD and I'm not a smoker. I not knocking the medical community but they seem to have tunnel vision when it comes to this condition. With the help of some on-line postings and some research, I've come upon some promising results.

    Antibiotics seem to be a common denominator. When a doctor prescribes an antibiotic it kills all the bacteria [good and bad> in your system — this is good when you are ill since it eliminates what was making you ill. However the elimination of the good bacteria has consequences. [Please note that I'm not a medical professional so my descriptions/explanations may not be stated well but this is what I've pieced together with some research> There is a relationship in the body between mucus and good bacteria. If the good bacteria are not adequate, the body produces mucus as protection.

    With my condition, I separated it to a mucus problem and a post-nasal drip problem. First the mucus - Probiotics are designed to replace the good bacteria. They are not new and have been around for a long time and there is a lot of information available on them. In my case, I've been prescribed antibiotics many times over the years but never replaced the good bacteria. So I started with a low dose of Probiotic and worked up. [I currently take 3 capsules 2X daily> THIS HAS STOPPED THE MUCUS IN THE THROAT!

    Next the post-nasal drip. This is still a work in progress. Over-the-counter decongestants aren't a solution for me — Sudafed compounds mess with my blood pressure. So thanks to another on-line posting, I'm using lemon water with cayenne pepper in it — not a lot of pepper but enough to give it a little warmth. [Yes, I know this sounds like a witches brew but it's really not so bad> So far, so good! It seems to be working.

    I hope this works. Good luck.
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