Get this mucus in throat only when on road

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  1. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

    Jan 30, 2012
    Charlotte, N.Carolina
    the dust from dried road salt used to that to me every winter.
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  3. reeferwrencher

    reeferwrencher Medium Load Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    I have the same problems for over 3 years.Started about 6 months after I moved into this house.Also partial blocked sinus and itchy eyes.I done gue whole doctor/,specialist route,no answers.I ve checked attic for mold,nothing,dry as a bone up there.
    Try humidifiers,air particle cleaner,nothing seems to make a difference.Maybe it's something else and not caused by the house.Let me know if you figure it out man.
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  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    I started using a NeilMed Sinus Rinse kit from Walmart and it solved most of my sinus & throat issues. It cost about $15 and requires distilled water.
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  5. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    Most likely dry air. My humidifier quit on the furnace at home. Now every morning I wake up with a wad of thick flem in my throat unlike any other.
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  6. snicrep

    snicrep Medium Load Member

    May 13, 2009
    mcallen, tx
    I've noticed this too. Seems like I get better when I'm home. I also get tiny facial twitches that also go away at home.
  7. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    Lay off the roller dogs, Red Bull and Mountain Dew.
  8. Willy Wonty

    Willy Wonty Light Load Member

    Feb 3, 2020
    PNW, almost Canada
    Another vote for humidity. At home I leave the tea kettle on low, just enough to hear it bubbling away, and it has solved the sinus problem. Absolutely worth throwing a little moolah at a solution.
  9. TurkeyCreekJackJohnson

    TurkeyCreekJackJohnson Light Load Member

    Feb 7, 2024
    South Western US
    Go to hardware/home improvement store get a can or 2 (one for under the dash/one for under the bunk) of condenser coil cleaner. Usually near the home ac filters. Get the kind that say "No Rinse". Pull the AC filters and apply to ac coils under dash and under bunk. The filters access point "should" be close enough to the coil, having the ac on helps pull the cleaner in. Let soak a little while, crank up ac for a little bit, replace filters with new or cleaned (shop vac the dirty side if you can't get new filters, better than nada. You can do this on your home AC yearly. AC works less hard and helps fight that funk caused by mold/mildew.

    If it's just dust there are really small HEPA filter that should run on an inverter.

    If it's moisture there are small personal swamp coolers that would run on an inverter.

    I'd clean the AC coils first. Cheaper but more work. Then explore more costly appliances. I have seasonal allergies and this has always been my headache.
  10. BigR

    BigR Road Train Member

    Dec 28, 2008
    Shawnee, OK
    Freightliner actually has 3 if it's a sleeper cab. The main one under the hood on the firewall. Then there's 2 small foam like ones inside, one inside the dash passenger side, and one in the bunk under the cabinets on the left side near the floor, just pull the plastic panel off.
  11. The one california kid

    The one california kid Light Load Member

    Oct 31, 2023
    That's what I was thinking, mold symptoms. Also if it has carpeting in it and that carpet ever got real wet and then not cleaned, look for mold underneath it.
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