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Asthma and excess mucus

I'm sorry for the nastiness of this subject but I have to ask. Does anyone else get white mucus clogging their throat from asthma? I have it constantly, and been checked by my doctor and no infection. He says that asthma will cause excess mucus. This all started a few years ago. I am on singulair and rescue inhalers. Any thoughts?

  1. Hi.
    woffordcr1. Thank you for your great question. Asthma sputum does seem to be white, as you can see by this post here ( The white color comes from the collection of white blood cells that are responsible for causing the asthma response. Also, as you can see by this article ( asthmatics tend to have an increased number of cells that produce sputum. So, this may help explain why you have white mucus. Does this help? John. community moderator.

    1. yes, thank you John!

  2. I have the exact same issue and every imaginable test confirms asthma. Some days are better than others. Singulair seemingly helps me and I’m on Trelegy now (and that seems to help reduce the white mucus a bit). Exercise really helps … if I push myself on a bike ride, I’m in the clear for much of the day. Otherwise I feel great.

    1. I too have this problem. Now I am on Trelegy. asthma attack and mucus usually bad at night.

    2. Hi Hornet, and thanks for chiming in here. How are you feeling now that you are on this medication (Trelegy)? Is there anything further you are able to share with the community at this time?
      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator

  3. I have been told by my Dr that my asthma was not active when I told him I was having difficulty talking while sitting. I started taking Mucinex daily for about three weeks and now only if I am feeling off. It does seem to have helped. Anyone else have thoughts on this?

    1. All the time. In the morning I cough it all up. I am on Spiriva Respimat and Advair and both seem to help.

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