Acetylcystine

Acetylcysteine is a drug used to loosen up the mucus present inside the airways. When one has inflammatory lung conditions like pneumonia or bronchitis, thick mucus may be produced. And it coats the inner walls of the airways obstructing the breathing process. Acetylcysteine can loosen up this mucus and reduce the symptom. It is also used to treat poising from overdosage of the drug Paracetamol.

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Why there is a constant mucus flow from the nasal cavity to the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a dry nose feel like, and I have constant mucus running from my nasal cavity to my throat. I always clear throat coughing up clear mucus or clumps. I have a very little sore throat. Always feel like I got something stuck in the bottom of my throat.  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mucus trickling down to the throat from nasal cavity is suggestive of sinusitis. When your sinuses are infected, the normal physiology of nose is lost, and mucociliary action of the nasal mucosa is lost which causes the formation of thick mucus which trickles down to t...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bloody spot near the back of my throat?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having some issues with my throat from the past couple of months. I feel a tightness in the neck. I do not have a runny nose, but I have post-nasal drip and lots of phlegm or mucus in the mornings. I feel like I need to clear my throat a lot. The symptoms seemed to go away fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see inflamed and enlarged tonsils with a congested posterior pharyngeal wall (back of the throat). A post-nasal drip running for a couple of months suggests some sinonasal inflammat...  Read Full »

What causes white patches on the throat along with a burning sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. My symptoms are burning sensation on the throat, excess burping, frequent throat clearing, mucus coming to the throat, bitter taste, difficulty swallowing, and ear pain. My symptoms started four months ago. Now, I noticed a white patch on the back of my throat, a...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constant irritation in the throat with throat clearing and burning sensation can be due to two primary reasons as follow; There are allergic issues in the nose, wherein there is some irritative substance entering, and the nose initially produces a sneezing r...  Read Full »

I have a sticky throat always. Is it a major issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sticky throat always. I feel mucus is stuck in the throat. There is no pain. I can easily swallow. Please give your suggestions.  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If mucus is coming from your nose to the throat, then you seem to have sinusitis. Do you have a blocked nose, headache or excessive sneezing? Regards.   Read Full »

What could be the reason for my wheezing, throat congestion, and cough with mucus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41 year old female. I woke up in the morning with wheezing, throat congestion, and cough. The cough was not dry but with mucus. It looks like the weather has triggered it. I have experienced this condition previously at the same time of the year. I also feel some heaviness in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are sure you have wheezing, I suggest you start using inhalers having a combination of Salmeterol and Fluticasone propionate. Using a Levosalbutamol inhaler would also be beneficial. Take one puff twice daily for a week and then only one puff at night for a w...  Read Full »

I choked on an N-Acetyl Cysteine capsule two months back, and now I feel a lump sensation and hoarseness in my throat. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,Two months back, I accidentally choked on the supplement capsule N-Acetyl Cysteine 600 mg that has gelatin.I, of course, went to the hospital and first had a computed tomography scan. I had lots of hoarsing but could breathe just fine and eat etc. I first took an X-ray with normal results,...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.According to your statement, you had a history of accidental choking by gelatin-made capsule, and a follow-up computed tomography scan showed that the gelatin-made capsule was dissolving. But you are still suffering from chest pain around the ...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat and lost my voice due to it. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. Over four weeks ago, I started getting a sore throat and lost my voice for about a month now. I have a sore neck like something is grabbing it. My voice has been sore if I try and talk. I have mucus coming up, which is white colored with some blood. I am on Penicillin V...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I would suggest you take a swab of the throat mucus and ascertain the organism that is growing and producing the symptoms.The sensitivity pattern will reveal whether the organism is responding to the antibiotic being taken.To help lighten the mucus and remove it, I sugge...  Read Full »

Are post-nasal drip and stomach ache symptoms of an allergy?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a sore throat on and off, for the past few weeks. It is not severe, but more of an annoyance with some referred ear pain. This week, I had a family member, who is a nurse, look at my throat to see if it was red or irritated. She noted I had quite a bit of post-nasal drip, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having some mild inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavities. The same instead of causing headache or nose block is causing post-nasal drip which occasionally flares up as a sore throat. Let me suggest some medicines that I would do in my practice...  Read Full »

What causes postnasal drip and swollen tonsils?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46 year old female, and I am a non-smoker and non-drinker. I received a kidney transplant 16 years ago. I am in a very good health, and I had no bouts of rejection. I eat well and exercise. I just started a new job in another city, so I had to move. Two months back, everyone in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Enlargement of tonsil on one side is not usually a good sign. Infectious or inflammatory causes usually cause enlargement on both sides. The constant post-nasal drip points to some cause in the sinuses. Constant post-nasal drip can act as a cause for enlargement of tons...  Read Full »

I have a constant sore throat with lymph nodes enlargement. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, About two months ago, I developed a sore throat. It was mainly on the right side. I went to urgent care, and they did a quick strep test, which came back as positive. I also had a little bit of a stuffy nose, and mainly the right ear felt full or plugged. I went home with antibiotics, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms described by you suggest that you are suffering from a recurrent acute rhinopharyngitis. You may call it a recurrent acute upper respiratory tract infection. The initial infection has not healed completely, and it gets flared up frequently. Moreover, the ...  Read Full »

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