I Have Thick Catarrh In My Throat Which Is Causing Great Discomfort How Can I Get Rid Of It?


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Greg Allen answered
If you have thick catarrh in your throat, there are some foods that you should stay away from because they will make the situation far worse. Milk and dairy-based products like yogurt, cottage cheese and butter have protein molecules called casein, which increases secretions of mucus. There are other foods, too, that create excess mucus. These include foods that contain caffeine, sugar, salt and non-herbal teas, with the biggest culprit being soy.

That may sound more than a bit depressing, but there are foods that can relieve catarrh in the throat, too. A spoonful of honey and ginger has long been a popular remedy. Spicy foods are also good at reducing the build up of catarrh in the throat, so try cooking with cayenne pepper and chilli peppers.

You also need to make sure that you are drinking enough water; if you combine this with ensuring that your intake of vitamins C and E, and zinc is adequate, you will soon see a reduction in the amount of catarrh in your throat.

If you have a daily gargle with warm salt water, you will find that it thins out the catarrh, and adding some eucalyptus oil to a bowl of very hot water and inhaling the vapours will help to drain away the catarrh from your throat and chest.

Some over-the-counter remedies may be useful: Antiseptic gargles may help lessen the problem, but if the catarrh is a result of an infection, you may need to see your doctor to get some antibiotics.

If you are a smoker, you will find that this will make the problem of catarrh in your throat much worse, so giving up should really be a serious consideration, not just for catarrh, but for other health benefits, too.
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Anonymous answered
I have persistent catarrh in my throat causing me to keep clearing it with a hackle
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Anonymous answered
I have it too....try 'Meltus chesty cough and catarrh' medicine from your local pharmacy.

You could also try eating plenty of fruit as pineapple mainly can help clear the blockage.
JJJJJ PPPP answered
CAUSES OF CATARRH.  I had terrible catarrh every time I brushed my teeth, and ate salad cream and certain brands of sweet chili sauce. After listing all ingredients in the various problem foods, I worked out the common one in all was XANTHUM GUM, it's added as a thickener/emulsifier to lots of food stuffs, including toothpaste. I now use TOMS OF MAINE Anti-plaque Propolis & Myrrh Toothpaste, and it has helped enormously! Look on labels and avoid XANTHUM GUM!
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Anonymous answered
I have the feeling of someone trying to strangle me all the time my Dr says that there is some catarrh in my throat and that I am stressed., she has had a look down my throat with a mirror and says that there is nothing untoward going on, but it is so uncomfortable with the pressure in my throat. How can I grt rid?
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Muhammad Nadeem answered
Treatment of postnasal discharge depends upon cause. If it is due to allergy then anti-allergy medicines are uses along with removal of allergen. For details, visit postnasal drip.
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There are several natural choices you can use for this.  My personal experience with this found that I needed to support my thyroid, which I did with a natural product containing hops.  I haven't had this chronic problem since.  When it's temporary, fenugreek, thyme, and some other natural plants can help with this as well.

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