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I was clearing my throat and coughed up a strange

I was clearing my...

I was clearing my throat and coughed up a strange milky/translucent string. It's slightly hard and when I roll it, it doesn't lose it's shape. Is it some sort of mucus? I had gotten over a cold about 2 weeks now.

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Please provide some additional information.

What is the color of mucus?

Sore throat?

Stuffy nose?

Are you taking any medicines?

Any other medical illness?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The color is a translucent milky white. No stuffy nose or sore throat. I'm not taking any medication, and no other illnesses.

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, it's post nasal drip which is causing your symptoms.

I would advise you self care remedies which you can try.
Saline gargles,oral antiseptic rinse.
Also take Advil and Allegra for 3 days.
You should maintain a good hydration with warm water,honey tea.
You should do menthol steam inhalation.
Also use a warm mist humidifier in your room.
Take OTC Pepcid also.
If your symptoms'll not show any improvement then see your doctor for a clinical exam again.
Vitamin C supplement can be tried.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
post nasal drip can cause hard mucus that looks similar to a small worm?

Thank you for replying back.

Yes it can cause such type of mucus.

I would advise you to try such self care remedies for few days.

Also try nasal saline drops.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you so much for the help.

Good wishes for your health.

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