Mucus certainly isn’t a pleasant topic to chat about in a friendly conversation, but it’s an essential substance that is continuously produced by your body to provide some front line protection against infections. Slimy and sticky, mucus basically acts as a trap for contaminants that try to enter the body through the mouth and nose.
Mucus also works to keep the sensitive tissues of the nose and throat moist, and it’s normal for the human body to produce more than a liter of mucus every day. Most of it goes down the back of the throat without being noticed, but if your body's mucus production increases, it can lead to some irritating mucus issues. Let’s take a look at some common factors that could potentially cause increased throat mucus.
Besides leaving you with itchy eyes and a runny nose, seasonal allergies and hay fever are likely to cause a buildup of mucus at the back of your throat. As the airborne pollen enters your airway, your body starts to react to the allergen. Mucus production increases as part of your body’s way to catch and trap the pollen particles and prevent them from entering your airway.