Slimy Throat During Pregnancy?

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Doctor, from the beginning of my pregnancy to now 13 weeks, my throat is producing mucus like phlegm, but it doesn’t make my throat itchy, but instead it makes me nauseous, I often vomit because of the phlegm, my appetite has also decreased, until now I have lost weight 6 Kg. What is the solution, doctor, even though I have been drinking a lot to thin the mucus. is there a cure? throw out the phlegm that every minute I have in my throat makes me tired .. thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Cici,

Thank you for asking

If mucus builds up in your throat, your body tries to expel it, either by swallowing it, coughing it up, or vomiting it up. This of course makes you nauseous and decreases your appetite.

There are many conditions that can trigger this buildup of mucus in the throat, including:

Too much talking or screaming (for example in singers)
Dry air, for example if you stay too long in an air-conditioned room, accustomed to breathing through your mouth

Allergies, for example if you have hypersensitivity to animal hair, dust, pollen
Irritation, for example from inhalation of smoke, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, eating spicy food

Infection, can be due to viruses or bacteria (often the common cold, influenza, group A beta hemolotic Streptococcus)

GERD (reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus)
Tumors (malignancy) around the throat, and so on

As for your current weight loss, it could be related to a decrease in your appetite. Or, it could be a sign of certain infections (such as HIV or Tuberculosis), cancer, and other chronic conditions.

You should check your condition directly to an obstetrician. You need to get the right treatment, especially considering your condition, who is currently pregnant. The doctor will likely perform laboratory tests to rule out the possibility of a dangerous infection. Other examinations can also be done by doctors to investigate the causes of your quite drastic weight loss.

In the meantime, what you should do is:

Rest your throat, don't talk too much, let alone scream
Drink lots of warm water, you can also add ginger or lemon juice
Stay away from cigarettes and other irritants (as mentioned above)
Also stay away from substances that might trigger you allergies
Increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, stay away from spicy and oily foods
Expand other nutritious foods, including those rich in carbohydrates, protein, folic acid, calcium, iron, and other vitamins and minerals
Don't stress too much
Sleep more regularly
Avoid taking drugs carelessly unless prescribed directly by a doctor

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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