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GERD and excess throat mucous?

How do I deal with excessive and constant thick mucous in the back of my throat which seems to be a symptom of my GERD? I had it on and off for about 15 months and for the past 2 months it has not dissipated. I am on Protonix, I do not smoke, I gave up coffee and many acid producing foods. The mucous is too thick to swallow and I many times get sick when I am coughing to expel it, which is probably injuring my esophagus even further.
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620923 tn?1452919248
Hi...sounds like u may have post nasal drip.

See an ENT dr and try a netti pot......do u have a cough with it as well?

I am having this same issue right now, and I know how bad it is ....feels like u can't breathe.

Please get checked by ur dr .

Of course avoid all those lovely things that add to the mucus build up..dairy, OJ,chocolate.....and much more : )

"selma"
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Are you sleeping with the head of your bed elevated?  If not, this could indeed be the result of nasal passages irritated by stomach acid (the mucous actually protects you!)I'm finally taking this stuff seriously -- my chronic cough has been compounded by chronic sinusitis, with lots of mucous.  I find that chicken soup actually does work to break it up (although it comes back. . .).  Good luck.
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