Chronic Mucus Remedies

Last Modified on Sep 26, 2014

A variety of treatments for mucus conditions are available; however, some of the most effective include natural dietary supplements. Clarifying aids eliminate toxins from the system as well as balance natural nutrient levels offering relief from a variety of mucus issues. Common treatments include apple cider vinegar as well as other herbs and spices.

What is Mucus?

An incredibly important component in the body, mucus can be likened to that of the oil in a car. Several mucus-producing tissues are present in the body including those that line the mouth, nose, throat, sinuses, lungs and gastrointestinal tract. Mucus serves as a protective lining to these surfaces. However, an excess of mucus may cause issues including trouble breathing, coughing, sinus pressure, stuffy nose, chest congestion, sore throat and headache.

Natural Remedies for Chronic Mucus

Treating chronic mucus typically involves treating the underlying issues. Natural options like apple cider vinegar, cayenne and ginger regulate the body’s systems to prevent overflow of mucus. Likewise, these options eliminate allergens and other toxins that may be causing mucus issues.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Achieving a normal level of mucus requires an active state of homeostasis or equilibrium in the body. Apple cider vinegar aids in this balance by regulating the body’s pH balance. Apple cider vinegar assists the body in reaching an alkaline state and an appropriate pH level to prevent excess mucus.

Cayenne

Cayenne is a natural space that contains a high concentration of capsaicin. Capsaicin aids in the regulation of mucus as it thins the mucus. This thinning of mucus facilitates more effective breathing and prevention of buildup in the system.

Ginger

A natural decongestant and antihistamine, ginger has been used for years to loosen and breakup mucus. Additionally, ginger dries out excessive amounts of mucus and stimulates the removal of buildup. As concentrated as its treatment properties are a small dose of ginger is all that is required to experience the benefits.

While mucus is a necessary component in the body, excess mucus can cause a number of issues including coughing, trouble breathing and digestive issues. Natural treatments including a variety of spices and herbs are effective at limiting excess phlegm as well as removing it from the system.

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Allimax   1  0   

Posted by Sallie (Sunshine Coast, Qld. Australia) on 01/30/2012

[YEA]  I am hoping that Tricia reads this as she was suffering with mucous in her throat. I take Allimax capsules daily for healthy lungs & got some for my friend who suffered badly with postnasal drip & an irritating cough, she had suffered for years & had tried numerous medications & "remedies". @ Allimax capsules daily the first week & then 1 per day thereafter has fixed the lot!

Allimax contains fresh garlic bulb (but does not make you smell! ) & Golden seal. I was looking at this site for info on taking H2O2 as my son is taking it & bought me some.... Any negatives?

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
01/31/2012
Sallie, the active ingredient "Berberine" found in Goldenseal is known to inhibit B Vitamins, so it has long been suggested to not use it for extended periods; otherwise it's a great natural antibiotic.
Replied by Tricia
Ireland
02/02/2012
Hi, Sallie. Thank you for your tip. I'm not sure that I can get Allimax here but I'll certainly try out the ingredients that are in it. As for H2o2 I didn't find any negatives with it. I only used it in order to clear the backlog of mucous that weaved it's way onto my lung/chest area. I knew that if I didn't do that I would be looking at a different set of problems down the line. The H2o2 opened the airways enough for me to take a strong healthy cough to clear everything, which I had previously been unable to do. Now I will intermttantly use it if I haven't been able to 'spit or blow' my nasal drips. I have only found H2o2 to be a benefit. Thank you again for the tip.
Replied by Marco
Toronto, Canada
02/03/2012
TO TRICIA FROM IRELAND:

HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR H2O2? HOW MUCH AND WHAT KIND? THANKS

Replied by Katy
Pleasant Valley
04/16/2014
Go on the mucousless diet, mucous is you body response to something, it doesn't like or a protection. Usually it is an allergic reaction to food that your eating that you are allergic to.
Replied by Trish
NY, US
09/26/2014
I agree. Do a search for mucus reducing diets.

When I did this, links come up from Ayurveda sites. Not all of what follows is exactly Ayurvedic, but much is.

I learned

1) what foods to avoid

2) what foods were recommended to eat

3) Use Spices! Ginger, Tumeric, are examples. They are anti inflammatory and aid in digestion which is key!

4) I drink 8-16 oz. plain filtered water upon rising, then 10 oz. fresh raw lemon in warm water, then tumeric/ginger tea. You can find that recipe on line.

5) Eat plenty of steamed vegetables throughout the day.

6) very key is letting food digest between meals without snacking. Leave 3-4 hrs btwn breakfast and lunch, and leave 6 hrs btwn lunch and dinner.

7) Wait minimum of 3 hours after eating dinner before lying down! Sit up and read or watch tv, don't recline or put pressure on the belly either.

8) drink water 1 hour, or 30 minutes before a meal, then not again until 1.5 to 2 hrs after eating.

9) Don't eat recooked meats. From what I have read, the oils in the meat go rancid upon the second cooking, and the meats becomes hard to digest and thus inflammatory, causing mucus to form.

10) again, don't snack between meals. Let your meal digest, folks.

All these tips help reduce inflammation and thus mucus. Helps me immensely. Try it for two weeks, you'll be feeling the difference as I did.

Best of health to you all.

Apple Cider Vinegar   0  0   

Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, Tx) on 01/08/2010

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I need help with excessive mucous.I have it in my nose and my lungs. It has been about 2 months and I am going crazy. ACV helps a little but it comes back. I will try potassium and see if that helps. If anyone else has any suggestions I would appreciate it.

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
01/09/2010
Hello Brooke from Montgomery, Tx.,

Google "potassium iodide" and look through references until you find one mentioning Tahoma Clinic. Pull this one up to read Dr. Jonathan Wright's article about SSKI (saturated solution of potassium iodide).

Since it has many different uses (including one that Dr. Wright didn't mention of using 2 drops of SSKI or Lugol's solution daily to aid your stomach in producing hydrochloric acid to digest your food), I suggest that you print this article to keep on hand for ready reference. I found it to be quite useful in liquefying secretions in the lungs and head to aid in getting them out more easily.

Also, please remember to not dilute your Lugol's or SSKI in chlorinated water to avoid the chemical reaction converting your potassium iodide back into iodine!

Replied by Brooke
Montgomery, Tx, Usa
12/05/2010
Joyce, I have recently found a hair remedy solution that has Iodine in it. I have been religiously taking it and my hair, skin and nails have been changed to the point that I am extremely excited! I am telling everyone about it! However, it has not helped the mucous situation. It has been a year that I have had this. I have tried Edgar Cayce remedies, which I am a HUGE believer in, and Chiropractic, to name a few! I am also a Body Alignment Technique practitioner and have used that to try and solve my problem with no luck! This has definitely been a problem for me for the past year. Is there any other remedy that you or Ted could suggest? I would try just about anything to rid myself of this condition!
Replied by Justino
Chicago, Il
11/18/2011
May I ask what the hair, skin, nails treatment you are using is called? It sounds like something I would be interested in.

Thanks, Justino

Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon   1  0   

Posted by Wendy (Brisbane, Australia ) on 04/16/2013

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I suffer badly from excess mucous, occasional palpitations and also candida in my body which I have been trying to rid for years. I have been taking a drink of 1 level teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, and 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon in half a glass of warm water. I take this after my lunch each day. My query is if this is too much to have mixed together and whether they are counteracting each other, ie due to blood thinning properties will this be harmful to me. I started this about 3 weeks ago and find that I have had a lot more mucous in my throat and also sinus problems. Is this my bodies way of getting rid of these problems? Any information will be helpful.

Replied by Tiana
Wolverhamptonu, Uk
04/17/2013
Hi, I found that cutting out dairy milk, using butter insead of margarine and no cheese made a huge difference.

I've also found that using the 2tsb of Apple cider vinegar (with or without the Bicarbonate Soda) give practically immediate relief to sinus problems and my general sense of well being. I drink it with a little hot water or add it to a cold drink for 5 days then take 2 days off and I use it on my salads.

Can't believe I suffered for years and the remedy is so simple. :)

Replied by Wendy
Brisbane
04/17/2013
Thanks for your reply. I have tried both of these remedies without any success. Whenever I take ACV my blood pressure goes up and I feel quite ill. I don't know why I have this reaction as it is supposed to bring pressure down.
Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
04/18/2013
Wendy: The herbal combo sounds OK, but you should also rotate to an entirely different herbal combo and then monitor results; pathogen killers like Grapefruit seed, Oregano, Garlic, Neem, and Olive Leaf will surely help. Zinc/Vit-A is critical to the epithelial tissues that secrete mucus. Supplementing NAC helps clear excessive mucus from the body.
Replied by Kazoo16
Florida
08/09/2013
Try eliminating all dairy products for 2 weeks. Be sure to read labels on any processed foods as it is amazing where you will find lactose products.
Replied by Nature34
Bay Area, Ca
11/07/2013
[YEA]   I found a cure for my excessive phlegm and mucus problem: Turmeric! It worked instantly for me so I hope this will help someone out there.
I have to say turmeric is one of the herbs that I dislike the most, I don't like the way it smells, tastes and it pretty much discolors everything. However it's a miracle cure for many ailments. Here's how I take turmeric:
Heat up 1/4 cup of water,
Add 1/2 teaspoon or more turmeric powder,
a few drops of coconut oil or any type of oil that you prefer
a pinch of cayene pepper, skip it if not available.

The point is to disolve the turmeric in the water, they say turmeric works best in oil or milk since I do not always have milk in the fridge so I always use oil. I found this basically out of desperation because prior to that, I tried everything: anitbiotic, garlic, salt water, daikon radish...nothing helped.

I drank this turmeric mixture before bed time and was able to sleep really well without having my nose and throat plugged up.
I think ginger may work the same way since turmeric and ginger are in the same plant family.
If I have fresh ginger on hand, I would just basically chop it up real fine and take it with a big glass of water.
Three of the things I always have in my pantry: turmeric, ginger and garlic. I take garlic for cold and sinus, remmeber to buy fresh garlic grown in the US and not the cheap stuff from China.
I cannot emphasize enough that nature does provide almost every cure you need for most ailments, the only issue is whether you are aware of it or not.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc
11/08/2013
To Nature 34,

Thank you Nature 34 for the Tumeric suggestion and esp the detail in which you present how you take it as well as the conditions you use it to treat.

That was a great post.

Dietary Changes   0  0   

Posted by Jance (Ontario) on 08/28/2013

I am a 58 years young gluten-free female with digestive problems for about 7 years. I have since been diagnosed celiac and following that continued to lose weight. I am far below a healthy weight. I started a candida diet 8 weeks ago with some success. Here is a list of issues:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • When food does go down, I often vomit large amounts of thick bubbly clear mucous
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mouth sores (bleeding) throughout my mouth
  • badly receding gums
  • Eye discharge in the mornings

These symptoms appeared gradually one at a time, with the shortness of breath being last. I have started inhaling H202 this week for my lungs. Would you know what is causing the mucous when I start a meal and how to remedy? Are the mouth sores connected? Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Janice

Replied by Happy
Up The Creek In Wv, Usa
08/28/2013
In response to 08/28/2013: Jance from Ontario who writes: "I am a 58 years...." Sounds like you have been poisoned. Now you have to figure out what type of poison it is, and how it ended up in your body... Are you in the midst of a divorce? Good luck.
Replied by Mt
Ottawa, Ontario
08/28/2013
You may have a partial blockage of the small/ large intestine. Also it can be that your stomach/ pancreas/ liver may not work properly.

Less acid in your stomach can lead to malabsorbtion of nutrients -this is the reason for your symptoms. Same can happen if you don't have enough bile or pancreatic enzymes.

Read about Calamus root and also Swedish Bitter.

For the pancreas a juice of papaya and aloe in equal parts will help to reduce inflamation (1/3 cup of each 3 times daily)

For intestinal polyps, Horse tail is a good herb.

Replied by Jessie
Riverdale, Md
08/29/2013
Jance, so sorry to hear about your difficulties! I have been reading the stories on the hydrogen peroxide inhalation page and it make me think of you. You might read some of those pages. Also, if you have mercury fillings or root canals, those things can cause a body to have all sorts of ailments. It might be something to look in to. Hope you find relief soon. Jessie
Replied by Hotlava
Seattle
09/03/2013
Possibly try bottle dosage of Vitamin A and betaine HCL (stomach digestion aid). Sounds like you have gastroparesis (slowed and delayed stomach emptying), overgrowth of something in your gi tract, and impaired immmunity. could be due to heavy metals in your environment- silver colored mercury filings in your mouth, or living in an old house. But since you mention celiac (auto-immune dz), and receeding gums, I think mercury. So sorry for your troubles! Good luck!
Replied by Mary
Edmonton
11/21/2013
Frothy sputum can be a sign of heart problems especially with the shortness of breath. Better see a specialist as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis before you do anything.
Replied by Becky
Columbus, Oh
11/27/2013
Janice, I agree with Mary! ASAP- do not delay - do not continue to treat yourself- esp due to shortness of breath- locate a reputable health practitioner in your area!

General Feedback   0  0   

Posted by Ed2010 (Oakville, Canada) on 11/05/2012

Is Mucoid Plaque real? Has anyone really seen it when they cleanse believing they had mucoid plaque?

Replied by Kath
Bangkok
08/31/2013
Hi. I've never seen it in the way they describe it. I suspect these big sausage things they show on internet sites are moulds of the bentonite clay etc hardening in the guts.

However what I have seen - and this was while fasting (no use of bentonite or any thing else - nil by mouth apart from water)... I was doing an enema with salted water and apple cider vinegar... I think it was day 4 of a fast and I was feeling lousy, weak nauseous, toxic, aching back.

And these snakeskin like things exploded out of me. Weird looking. I investigated and they were mucus tubes, not skin - about 5cm long, each of them. So I'm assuming they were thick layers of hardened mucus that lined my intestines.

I am extremely toxic, sorry to say. I am assuming that candida or other pathogens had been hiding inside / behind this layer. I had to rest for a couple of hours after this expulsion... felt very tired.

So... my answer is yes and no to mucoid plaque. Definitely biofilms build up if you've been sick a long time then nasties have got a hold of parts of your body - the intestines being a nice hidie hole for them. And these are the sources for focal infections - repeated infections that get you when you are down. To recover fully, your body has to root out these axes of evil and destroy them. So you will feel sick probably each time while the immune system is trying to nuke them.

But I don't think the lurid pictures you see on the net are necessarily mucoid plaque.... I think that's the sensationalist tabloid version of the story.

Ginger   1  0   

Posted by Dianna (Ohio. Usa) on 01/15/2014

[YEA]  I was having alot of mucus and chewed some ginger. It helped almost instantly to clear it up.

Replied by Amber
Sandusky, Oh.
01/15/2014
How much ginger did you eat to get rid of mucus? Was it in your throat it did you feel congested in the chest? Thanks if you reply!

Posted by Laura (Outback Nsw, Australia) on 05/24/2012

I have a big problem with excess mucous and after checking this site would like to try ginger. All of the suggestions say to use ginger root but I'm wondering if it is okay to use the ginger powder instead as I have limited access to fresh ginger.

Ginger Tea   1  0   

Posted by Frankii (Quincy, Ma, Usa) on 08/26/2010

[YEA]  I used to have a lot of sticky mucus coming up from my throat when I drink or eat something wrong. Nothing help me so far to relief this problem except drinking real ginger boiled with water.

Replied by Linde
St. Paul, Mn Usa
08/29/2010
Frankii - I had the same problems as you (I also read your previous post). What helped me with the mucus was drinking Kefir - but not the stuff you buy in the stores. You need to get the grains that you make at home. I am fortune to be able to use raw milk to make mine - however any milk will work - just make sure that its organic. Years ago, I went to a naturopathic doctor who diagnosed me with a BAD case of candida and parasites. I had ALL of the symptoms you did. People would step back from me when I talked - so I know my breath was BAD!!! I took Diflucan and Nystatin to initially knock out the candida. Then I tried a herbal formula for the parasites. I went thru some major detox sysmtoms but my horrible fecal breath went away for good. Using the homemade kefir has been wonderful for my entire digestive system!!! I cannot recommend it highly enough! I use it in smoothies in the AM or just plain (tastes like buttermilk). Good luck with this Frankii - I can relate to what you are going thru. Linde
Replied by Rosa
Marietta, Ga/usa
08/30/2010
I would like to know how to make kefir
Replied by Aisak
Los Angeles, Ca
10/01/2010
I have a video on how to make kefir on youtube. My youtube username is lilchez1. This is the link but I don't know if I am allowed to post links here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-emhjL2Too

It is good stuff. I will have to start drinking it again if it will clear the mucus in my lungs.

Replied by Patrice
Nashua, Nh
05/18/2013
Tho it has ginger tea in the subject that is incorrect but the site will not let me change it... I see yr email dates back to 2010 re your kefir YouTube demo but when I clicked on the link a msg "private video" comes up. I know it's 3 yrs later but do u still have the recipe and can it be accessed via YT? Thanks

Histamine Levels   0  0   

Posted by Christine (Nottingham, England) on 11/24/2011

Have had this problen of excesive throat mucus, sore throat, frothing etc, for over two years. I was put on acid blockers, which made the problem worse. In my opinion the problem is caused by fermentation possibly caused by abnormal gut flora. I am now taking probiotics and betaine hcl with food. I am also drinking dandelion tea for its anti inflammatory properties.

In my experience high levels of histamine are possibly involved, which can cause irritation and inflammation. Abnormal gut flora can cause excessive histamine. If you goggle histamine you can see the disruption it can cause. Some foods block the enzyme that breaks it down and others can cause you to produce more. It is a very interesting subject. I am having some success at last. The foggy feeling is gone, as is the blurred vision. The mucus is clearing and my throat is no longer sore. It is early days. I hope this posting can help others, as the medical people are not interested. Good luck to your all and good health.

Replied by Chadi10
Dubai, UAE
01/27/2013
Hello Christine... I am having the same problem... I am wondering what have you done to get rid of it
Replied by Christine
Nottingham, Uk
05/04/2013
Hi everyone, my husband passed away last Friday, he had liver cancer mets. It happened very qiuckly, a matte of weeks. My mucus condition has got much worse with the stress. I have posted before on this site and I feel so alone at the moment. Any words of comfort would help. Thanks. Christine
Replied by Liz
Boston, Massachusetts
05/04/2013
Christine - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash
05/04/2013
You loved WELL. I'm sorry about your loss of love and friendship and the sorrow you went through as the illness progressed.

May your days bring a songbird and a ray of golden warmth from heaven with drips of holy rain upon your brow and only the fondest of every memory you have stored.... Let them come.... Let them come... Yes today and tomorrow and the next. Bless Her Lord with the fragrance of Your Love and the atmosphere of heaven let it come... Let it come.... bless her today and tomorrow and the next.

An arrow from the quiver of the Lord , may it pierce your Sorrow with His JOY.

Stress produces fight or flight hormones to prepare the body for action... Stops digestion and slows urination.... Steals water, minerals , hormones and nutrients.

So first make an effort to drink two cups of water in the morning when you awake. Wait half hour and eat something with some vitamins minerals and omegas and sea salt to rehydrate and get those mucus secretions thinned back out. Try to keep hydrating> as you can and getting healthy food in your body.

Set out in the sun and get some vitamin D in your body. Open the window and get some fresh air. Buy a candle and some epson salt and spray your favorite perfume in the air in the bathroom , light the candle , put salts in the tub , put on music that fills your cup and , drink some extra water, eat an apple or fruit or berries in the tub.... Keep tissue near by and let yourself CRY. You are an amazing woman ... who loved her husband... Pat yourself on the back for being there for him and now TAKE CARE OF YOU. Take walks to get circulation going if you can. BREATHE

Replied by Christine
Nottingham, Uk
05/04/2013
Thank you to Joy and Liz for your kind words, It makes Me feel less alone, My husband and myself made a tape recording of our voices so if one of use died we would still be able to hear thier voice. I play many times a day. It make me cry but I am glad I can still hear his voice. Thanks again Christine
Replied by Rsw
Uniontown, Oh
05/04/2013
Christine, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Many thoughts and prayers are with you, and may our heartfelt sympathy surround and uplift you. You are not alone.

In regard to the mucous problem, I have recently come across some information about how the correct bacteria in the mouth can keep the mouth, throat, sinuses and ears healthy by taking up the space formerly occupied by bad bacteria. Some probiotic supplements containing the common L.Salivarius, also contain BLIS K12 and BLIS M18 that supposedly act like a natural antibiotic by replacing the bad bacteria. Supposedly also helps with bad breath. Makes sense, since many with these problems have excellent oral health routines and yet these problems persist. They come in lozenges and gum. It's a possibility for your problem. Best wishes and take good care.

Replied by Bess
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
05/04/2013
Dear Christine - I would like to express my condolences along with all the others who did so from your Earth Clinic family. You are going through an incredibly difficult time. Crying is part of the healing process and helps release some of the sorrow. May you find peace with the audio recordings of your husband. That is such a beautiful thing to have done for each other. Take care and best wishes. Bess
Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash
05/05/2013
I know grief but not from loss of a person but of myself. There is a email system, sends a daily email of how to go through grief.... I got it for two years. Griefshare... you get an email everyday. They have mention of products but I didn't buy any. Learned a lot about grief. Get a lovely journal and write about each day as you go through it.... Love, JOY
Replied by Jan
Vancouver, B.c. Canada
05/05/2013
Hi Christine, Sorry for your loss. My sympathy and condolences to you. When we lose someone, it feels like our life has become empty but that is not true. God loves us that's why he gave us life and he wants us to be happy. Do the things that make you happy --- hobbies, etc. Personally, I have a Teacher/Master who has shown me a way/technique to be in tune with that Peace within. So, even in times of turmoil I can tune within and be in Peace, then the things outside and around us becomes easier to handle. You can check it out at: wopg.org ---- that means Word of Peace Global. It's free whatever he shows us (sorry I cannot explain it here). I hope you will check that site out. Take care of yourself and don't feel you are alone.
Replied by Deb
Hampton, Va
05/05/2013
Christine, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband. This is a very difficult time for you and you should reach out to friends and family. They will lift you up and carry you if need be. Don't worry you will see him again one day. Be kind to yourself and realize that it will take you time to come to terms with this loss. I am here if you ever need to talk. kindwoman711(at) hotmail [dot] com
Replied by Christine
Nottingham, Uk
05/06/2013
Hi Deb thank for your kind support. I do not have an email adress at the moment. I need to learn how to do it. I was thinking of try to start a support group for people who have lost a partner. I need to get a bit stronger first. I cry a lot at the moment my computer is geting soggy. Many thanks to the kind folks of Earth Clinic.
Replied by Kathy
the USA
05/06/2013
Hi Christine, I have read the posts about your loss and want to express my condolences. Magnesium and the B-Complex vitamins are very important. St. John's Wort will also help but I have to open the capsules and take the contents with water.

I feel that when you keep listening to your husband's voice, now, it's going to prolong your healing. You have enough to remind you if you are still in the house you shared. We lost everything we owned in a fire and I was only able to save my nine-month old. I know our two-and-a-half year old went to be the Lord and that is what gave me comfort in the midst of so must pain. I could not look at her pictures for a very long time and I could not talk about her without going to pieces. Even now, writing this to you, I'm a little choked up. You never get over the death of someone you love but time will give you strength so at a later time you can start to listen to the tape again, if that is what you choose to do. We have the news briefs about the fire in 1987 but the memories are fresh when I look at the tape. Some things are better left alone. Our loved ones are not here anymore and we have to get on with life with the hopes we will be reunited. Today happens to be my birthday and my mother died three days before my birthday several years ago. Just to let you know you are not alone in your pain.

Replied by Anonymous
Pacific Palisades, Ca
06/29/2013
The nutritionist told me that if you have inflammation in your gut your entire body is susceptible to infections, and host of other digestion issues so you have excessive mucous for protection. First get the inflammation under control then you can actually absorb 100% of the nutrients when you gut is inflammed you may only be absorbing 35-50% of you nutrients. First, she gave me an allergy test and we removed all the allergic foods and she put us on the GAPS diet and gave me turmeric pills to take and drinking fresh grated ginger tea . But could not drink any herb or caffeine teas or caffeine all of these are diruetic eliminate all sugar, wheat or dairy and soy.

Mastic Gum   1  0   

Posted by Christine (Nottingham, Uk) on 11/24/2012

[YEA]  I have suffered from reflux and excessive mucus in throat for over 3 years. I started taking Mastic gum 2 days ago. It is working like a dream. No morning mucus and my digestion is so much better. I understand it also kills H pylori. Great stuff. Hope this helps others. Best to all. Christine

Neti Pot   1  0   

Posted by Katherine (Grand Junction, Co) on 05/03/2013

[YEA]  The neti pot is THE BEST invention for excess nasal mucus. I absolutely love mine! I have a horrid sore throat (very, very painful) and horrid cough which is heading into my ears and I imagine eventually my nose. I used my neti pot a few minutes ago and even though I didn't feel stuffy, just a slight bit of occassional runniness I rinsed out some real ugly goobers - ha. Grey/beige booggies the size of Dallas - YUCCK! My ears are presently stuffed up so I'm hoping the neti helps, if not then I will pour a bit of peroxide into them for 5 min and then drain. I've also been doing self lymphatic massage. You can find video's on YOUTUBE to learn how. I've been gargling with cayenne which didn't work for me and I used fresh hot stuff at 90 BTU's; 1/4 tsp in a few TBS of warm h20. Been drinking lemon water with honey and cayenne, or vinegar water with honey and cayenne. Made homemade chicken soup with lots of onions and garlic - I used Jin Shin Jyutsu on myself several times, but still got sick and have been so for three days now. I cough up putrid thick, dense grey/beige gunk in the morning for 20 minutes, and in the afternoon. I am losing my voice from the sore throat and coughing so hard. I haven't tried fresh garlic because I'm out, maybe I'll call a friend in a few minutes to see if she can drop some by. Oops I forgot my son dropped off some essential oils, not sure what they are. He said to wipe around my nose and mouth to breath easier- let's hope for good things QUICKLY!! Also I put a nice warm Castor oil pack on my chest last night and my spleen area this morning.

Any other suggestions folks??? I'm going to Castor pack my spleen area again. And I don't eat sugar or wheat either, no cheese. A little cream with coffee or tea. Hugs, K

Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash
05/04/2013
At watercure.com you will love this information for overall improved health... A humidifier works miracles or a sauna steam room, drink water in the sauna. Potato chips and lots of water. Garlic tabs up to 6 a day with your chips and water. Vicks on q tip up the nose, spread it around and if needed above top lip to open airway. Get some sun if you can and read an uplifting book. Add extra pillow unders yours when sleeping. Steamy shower, cough stuff up and spit it out, blow nose and stay in as long as you can.

If throat is full of mucus put a couple grains of salt on tongue. Too much orange juice will throw electrolytes out of balance and make histamine worse.

Probiotics   1  0   

Posted by Roger (Clarkston, Michigan) on 01/27/2013

[YEA]  I've been 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 – doing your own research is recommended. 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 reduced the mucus in my throat a lot – maybe 80% or more. [I'm reluctant to say that I'm cured]

Next the post-nasal drip. This is still a work in progress. Over-the-counter decongestants aren't a solution for me – Sudafed-like compounds mess with my blood pressure but I still use Flonase. So thanks to another on-line posting, I'm trying 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 witch's brew but it's really not so bad] So far, so good! It seems to be working.

I hope this information works. Good luck.

Follow this URL for more info on chronic sinus problems: http://markstengler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/chronic_sinus.pdf

Replied by Chickenlittle
S.d, Ca
05/06/2013
One of the most amazing probiotics is Bacillus Subtilis. This saved many men's lives during the war, it was once used as an antibiotic, and still may be in some areas of the world. I think it is best to take several strains of probiotics, I also buy lactose free kefir it is amazing.
Replied by Sunny
Sg, Ca
05/30/2013
Try a neti pot for your postnasal drip. Google it, it's pretty much rinsing you nasal passages with sea salt water. I use the neti pot with Himalyan salt. It's natural so worth the try! It works!!







 



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