clear the throat


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Verb1.clear the throat - clear mucus or food from one's throat; "he cleared his throat before he started to speak"
cough - exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion; "The smoker coughs all day"
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The surgical masks are to help breathing while the milk is recommended by physicians to help clear the throat.
He suggested gargles and steam taking as a remedy to clear the throat.