Q. I have mucus in throat and wet cough without throat pain or fever. What could cause this?

Answered by
Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 09, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have mucus on my throat resulting in wet cough especially at wake up. I observed no pain on the throat, fever, and sneezing. I am not taking any medicine but I am regularly taking steam, ginger, or black tea. I getting relief only in the chest but not effective on the throat. Kindly recommend medication.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

You are probably having what we call as allergic pharyngitis where you usually do not have classical allergic issues such as sneezing, watering from the nose, but only having mucus and phlegm formation in the throat which causes stickiness, irritation, and sometimes cough.

What can be done?

1. Avoid dust, smoke, or any irritative substance entering into the nose by wearing an n95 mask.

2. Salt water gargling at least 8 to 10 times a day for two weeks.

3. Keep sipping boiled warm water every two hours.

4. Avoid cold, spicy, and oily food for the next one month.

5. Any gastric issues have to be treated in a proper manner.

You can take tablet Allegra M (Fexofenadine and Montelukast) one tablet two times a day for 10 days, tablet Mucomix / Mucinac 600 mg one tablet twice daily for 10 days.

Thank you doctor,

I had taken the medicine and now feel quite relaxed. Mucus has been cleared from the chest. However, mucus is still in the throat resulting in minor cough especially in the morning. Kindly suggest a complete cure.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is good to know that you have had some relief.

You can continue Mucomix / Mucinac 600 mg one tablet two times a day for 10 days, and Pan D one tablet once daily before breakfast for 10 days. Do salt water gargles 8 to 10 times a day and should be continued for the next 1 month. Keep sipping on boiled warm water every two hours during the day.

Wearing an n95 mask even indoors is the key to avoid dust and other irritative substances from entering into the nose and throat. If irritative substances enter into your throat, you will end up producing more mucus and the problem will start again.

I hope this helps.

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