Excess mucus draining down the back of the throat may be caused by a cold, the flu, allergies, a sinus infection or certain medications, according to WebMD. A small amount of mucus is always present in the throat, but co... More »

Some different ways to get mucus out of the throat are to use an expectorant, expel it through coughing, try some home remedies and by rubbing eucalyptus oil on the chest area to break up phlegm and congestion. Using an ... More »

Glands in the lining of the nose, throat, airways, stomach and intestinal tract produce mucus. Mucus is naturally produced by the body and is responsible for keeping these regions moist and shielding the body from harmfu... More »

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When a sinus infection and sore throat last longer than 10 days, antibiotics are typically used to clear the infection, according to WebMD. Decongestants can also be used to help open nasal pathways and clear congestion ... More »

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The sinuses continually produce mucus that drains to keep the nose moist and filter the air a person breathes, but sinusitis causes thick mucus to drain into the nose and back of the throat. This drainage causes irritati... More »

Coughs get worse at night due to mucus pooling at the back of the throat, drier air at night and the body's natural reflex to clear the lungs, according to Everyday Health. Nighttime coughing may prevent sleep, and rest ... More »

The causes of post-nasal drip include fumes from chemicals, colds, pregnancy, flu, certain foods, deviated septum, certain medications, an object in the nose, allergies, cold temperatures and changing weather fronts. Pos... More »

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