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You are suffering from thick Secretions in throat with sticky sensation. You are taking mucinex for 3 years, still symptoms worsening now.
These symptoms are due to allergic pharyngitis and acid reflux.
Rather then mucinex you can start ambroxol 30 mg three times daily.
You can add monteleukast 10 mg one in night for one month.
Its very important to control acid reflux, with medications you need life style modification to get good relief. You should quit smoking, avoid spicy food.
Hope this helps, feel free to reply if you have any further queries.
Patient replied :
Ok thank you for this information are these 2 medicines you mentioned by prescription?? And yes I don't eat spicy foods at all and never did but even now a bowl of cereal gives me the acid reflux. If these are prescriptions I highly doubt my ENT dr will prescribed until I see him in jan. I just want to be able to swallow normally again without this stuff in my throat. Will this be a lifelong problem?? I'm asking my gastro dr in Jan when I see him too about getting the lynx acid reflux surgery. Thank you.
If ambroxol is not available, you can take bromhexine 8 mg three times daily. You can start antihistamine including levocetrizine 5 mg once in night for 3 weeks.
Prescription you have you ask from local physician only.
This sticky sensation Will improve with medication, it will not last lifelong.
Surgery for acid reflux required if all medical management fails. This you can discuss with gastro enterologist.
Hope this helps,