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.
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
Christine - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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
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
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.
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
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
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
(Vancouver, B.c. Canada)
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.
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
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.
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.
(Pacific Palisades, Ca)
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.
Never take h202 with tap water. All water must be filtered or distilled. You never know what chemicals are in the tap water that can interact with the h202.
I mix 4 drops of 35% food grade h202 as in DROPS (not droppers full) in 16 fl oz bottle of filtered water. OR 2 drops of 35% Food grade h202 in 8 fl.oz glass bottle. (pre-mixed) If I feel it is too strong, i just dilute it with more water.
I shake the bottle before i drink it. I also use the (pre-mixed h202 that I made) with my Hydro Grossan sinus/nasal rinse. I usually out 2 tablespoon of my pre-mixed h202 into the water container, and fill the rest with filtered water and salt. I stir the water content and close the lid. I start rinsing my nose with it twice per day.
When I first started out - my nose was totally blocked in one side, constant post nasal drip, could not eat anything without having allergies. I went to doctors and had all kinds of antibiotics and even anti fungal for my candida - nothing worked. I would have phlegm everytime i ate something until I went on strict diet. Even with strict diet, I would still have constant hacking out of plegm after my salads.
One day, I just went on clear broth diet boiling (Chicken bones with filtered water and vegetables(any -but no carrot due to sugar content) and drinking it for every meal. I eat nothing else. This is to help me keep my symptoms down while i do my h202 treatment and let it work. I drank my 2 of my pre-mixed 16 fl. oz of h202 throughout the day (I continue to drink water in between at least 6 cups). I rinsed my nose and throat with the premixed h202 with salt 3 times each nose every 3 hours for the 1st day. The second day, I rinse my nose only twice a day - 3 times each side.I figured that if there is something in my sinus so deep and stubborn, I have to be more aggressive or stubborn than the bug to get rid of it. I was right!
You should have seen the gunk that came out of me. At first it felt uncomfortable, alot of mucus came out through my nose and mouth continuously, i let it come out for 2-3 days whenever it feels like coming out. The 4th day, my post nasal drip lessen considerably and my cough stopped. Amazing! I kept on doing the nose and throat rinse daily (twice a day- once in the morning, once before i sleep) and drinking at least a bottle 8fl oz. of my own pre-mixed h202 daily and now I am back to normal!! I have so much energy to do the things i want to do.
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
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
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.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Hi, we spent some time in Michigan mint country this spring and learned its medicinal uses. Got that virus the grandkids give for free so bought a good organic peppermint essential oil and used a qtip to dab on sinuses. Didn't irritate so used it liberally.
I put 2 drops in 3/4 c. water and slugged it down. Within 2 minutes could breathe well! Within 5 minutes can feel it doing something to lungs! Waiting for coughing to stop, quality of cough changing, seems more productive in a less unpleasant way--less dry/painful. Menthol in it. Draining sinuses now. Some people are allergic, be advised.....
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
Try allicin... the constitute of garlic. Also MSM, both an hour before bed... Tape your mouth to avoid post nasal drip... google mouth tape if you have not heard of it... all natural ideas!
Sea Salt in Water
I can't thank you enough for getting rid of my excess phlegm.
A few month ago, I had a chest infection and had to take antibiotics for a week, it cleared up the infection but left me with a lot of phlegm that I could not get rid of, I tried everything on Earth Clinic, Hydrogen peroxide, Oregano Oil, Olive Leaf, Turmeric and nothing shifted it until I read your recent post on the Congestive Heart Failure page to ORH, and I tried your 1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt, it was amazing......
..."I'm sorry to hear about your oxygen predicament. A while ago I also had problems with gunk in my lungs. I just followed Ted's advice of taking 1/2 tspn Sea Salt every day. Worked like a charm. No more gunk in my lungs. Nada. Taking sea salt reduces all mucus in the lungs, nose etc. And it gives your body many essential trace minerals as well. I'm also aware that many are afraid to take salt -- even the good sea salt -- because they insist that it's bad for the heart. You know where I stand there. I've been taking sea salt for over 10 years and my heart is always 70/110. So if you've got a healthy kidney and healthy intestines, sea salt should be OK as far as I'm concerned."
Luckily I had some Sea Salt in the pantry and within an hour of taking it, my chest felt 50% better. I have now been taking it each day for 4 days and it has gone and I will keep taking it for another week to make sure it has completely gone.
A big Thank You to Bill and Earth Clinic.
(TEN MILE, TN)
LIZ, ORH here, and you are the beneficiary of advice that was given to me. With my ankles the size of elephants, I hesitated on salt, but you did not. You benefited, while I meditated. You the winner. Today, I did my ionic foot detox, sprayed down with MgCl and got in my near infrared Sauna. Nebulized my Glutathione and am getting by pretty good. Bill, speaks when he needs to and he is one of my favorites.
I didn't hesitate taking the Salt as I had tried most things to clear it up after 2 month's of hearing my chest rattle, I was amazed how quickly it cleared up, Bill and yourself are my favourites on Earth Clinic, so much to be learned from you both, As we all know, one thing may work for one person and not another person and luckily the Salt worked for me.
For excess phylum and taking sea salt. Do you mix it with water or what? Take it daily?
Yes, distilled water at room temperature is best but you can use filtered water.
I took 1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt in a glass of water once a day, I just used tap water, and it worked within hours and I could feel my chest feeling better. I have now been taking it daily for a week and have now dropped the dosage to 1/4 teaspoon with water each day as my chest is clear of mucus now and just want to make sure it is all cleared up. It's good to hold a conversation now without coughing all the time when talking to someone, I work with the public all day and it was not very good to be talking to them and coughing, especially while COVID is going on.
I must thank Bill for solving my problem.
I was excited to read about sea salting helping with excess mucus/phlegm as I suffer a lot with this especially first thing in the morning. As I had some sea salt I immediately took half a teaspoon with some soup and water. Within a minute I was rushing to the toilet to be violently sick. I didn't then eat until the evening. I so wanted this to work and assume that you shouldn't take it all at once. Please can you clarify how to take this.
I would encourage you to read how to cure the common cold by Walter Last. In it, he explains how some mucus cannot go through the intestinal system and has to come up and out . I guess there is more than one type of mucus. This article I find very long with many links in it and informative. It's always good to have all the information when tackling health issues. Blessings, Charity
I took the full 1/2 teaspoon in a glass full of tap water, I took it between meals like mid afternoon or after dinner at night for no particular reason, I just took it between meals and I had no side effects from it at all, it also seems to help my post nasal drip which I have had for years and nothing has really helped it so far. Sorry to hear you were sick after taking it, it worked for me, but as we all know somethings work for some and not others, maybe try it again between meals.
I recently saw an article that EC published on sea salt and curing mucus but could never find the exact amounts of salt, water, lemon juice? It would be wonderful if posters would use the exact amounts of what helped them. You can spend hours on EC and still not find what you want. We all have horrible ailments or we would not be coming to EC and EC should checks these posts out as well. I've been coming to EC since 2012 for mites, pain in joints, vertrabraes gone and EC is wonderful offering us this site but PLEASE POSTERS, BE COMPLETE WHEN OFFERING YOUR INPUT!
Now because I am suffering from enough mucus for 3 people and was delighted to this post from Liz in Australia quoting Bill's comment on using sea salt but still no exact amounts of salt, water,? (anything else) please let me know some better amounts, afraid to take too much of sea salt, HP, cancer, Heart failure, to deal with. Thank you and God Bless this post.
Please see my comment under the heading " Sea Salt in water for Mucus Conditions Caused Vomiting, I did not add anything to the 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt except 250mls of tap water and took it between meals, I gave it a stir to dissolve it, and that's all I did, hope it works for you as it did for me.
Hi Cindy from WI -
This might be the post.
Here is a response from Bill (Philippines) to someone called Deb.
- Hi Deb... Regarding your excess phlegm symptoms, this can be reduced by taking 1/4 to 1/2 tspn Sea Salt in water twice a day outside mealtimes. Also, reducing all dairy in the diet will help to reduce your mucus. When I also had problems with phlegm, taking lugol's iodine orally helped tremendously to reduce my own phlegm build ups. Iodine is necessary and is used and secreted in every mucus gland in the human body and is used as a first line of defense against outside pathogens entering the body. Thus, with proper levels of iodine/iodide in the body, mucus will more fully help to defend your body and the mucus levels will also tend to reduce. A 2% lugols solution dosage that you need would be at least 8 drops (more if you can take it) in split dosages every day.
Hope this helps.
Try this link for the information you are looking for:
Health-Science-Spirit - Welcome Page (health-science-spirit.com)
His first name is Walter.
All of Walter Last's articles can be found on his website: www.health-science-spirit.com
To nebulize glutathione, buy Glutathione Plus capsules made by Theranaturals. They are buffered for nebulizing. I mix one capsule in a vial of sodium chloride water and nebulize with it once a day. It helps me with airway clearance also.
I suffer with EXCESSIVE mucus/phlegm and have tried everything under the heavens, including AVC (which helps some); however, I expel huge wads of mucus (sorry to be so graphic, but it's horrible) upon waking every morning without fail and it drains and collects from my right mucus cavity and can continue for HOURS...and that's no exaggeration! Please confirm if the "sea salt" is to be taken with or without water. How much water is recommended and what time of day is best? I'm really desperate for ways to help myself return to a life without CHRONIC mucus.
P.S. I've recently eliminated breads, pastas, tomatoes, breads, dairy and cut back on white sugar.
Thank you in advance for your response!
Hi Phyllis, I have used this remedy many times with great success. I use 1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt and add to 1 cup (250ml ) of warm water, I make it warm enough to dissolve the crystals and not to hot to drink when crystals are dissolved, I stir up the crystal with a spoon to dissolve if I am in a hurry.
A word of warning, do not drink it straight down all at once as you will vomit, sip slowly over 5 to 10 min, I usually notice within 1 hour it has dried up most of the phlegm and I will take it up too 3 times a day if I have bronchitis, I usually take it between meals as it seems to work better rather than with meals.
Phyllis, a family member got rid of a similar condition by breathing in the vapor of a half a cup of boiling water with a spritz of h2o2 in it. He did it twice a day, expelling lots of stuff until he noticed relief. Then he went down to once a day, and now just once in a while for maintenance.
Hello Brooke from Montgomery, Tx. who wrote: "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."
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!
(Montgomery, Tx, Usa)
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!
Chronic Cough and Excessive Mucus
Have you tried Stinging Nettle Leaf? It is considered a natural antihistamine. I take capsule form which really helps with post nasal drip or runny nose. A good brand is one by Wild Harvest. I always carry some in person because it's great for cold/allergy symptoms! I hope this helps you.
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 cayenne pepper, skip it if not available.
The point is to dissolve 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: antibiotics, garlic, salt water, daikon radish...nothing helped.
I drank this turmeric mixture before bedtime 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.
I will try this remedy. I have post nasal drip which as a side effect gives me bad breath.