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brown mucus from throat in the morning and occasionally mild ear

Hi, for the last month I have been waking up in the morning with a lot of irritating mucus in my throat, I have to hack it up and too my big surprise it's brown.... Almost dark brown! Shock! it's only in the morning! The rest of the day I also have a lot of throat mucus but it's clear... occasionally I have some ear pain.. mild.. That has been going on for probably 2 months.. I have been to a ENT 3 times and he scoped me through my nose down to my throat and says everything looks normal.. He looked me in the ears and it looks fine as well.. So I'm thinking what thehells is going on?? I'm so freaked out about this.. that it might be something serious... I don't see how brown mucus is normalso there is obviously something wrong?? Has anyone experienced anything like this?
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replied February 3rd, 2019
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

It is not normal and based on the description, its possible that the mucus is blood tinged and related to excessive irritation of the airways secondary to irritation and infection. Gemifloxacin for 10 days at least , can be advised along with decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, in consultation with your doctor, to look for resolution and improvement.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks


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