Mucus… Here’s The Truth About It

The Purpose Of Mucus
Mucus is something everyone has, and some people wish they had a lot less of the stringy, gooey stuff. Sure, when you have a cold or sinus infection, it can be gross to blow globs of snot into tissue after tissue, but mucus actually serves a very important purpose.
“Mucus is incredibly important for our bodies,” asserts Michael M. Johns III, MD, director of the Emory Voice Center and assistant professor of otolaryngology (head and neck surgery at Emory University). Johns exclaims, “It is the oil in the engine. Without mucus, the engine seizes.”
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