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Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: However, if it is truly a feeling of throat tightness and swelling this is a medical emergency and needs immediate attention. Often people with aller ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Throat Tightness: I would feel comfortable saying yes if accompanied by the other typical seasonal allergy symptoms, rhinorrhea, scratchy throat and eyes, congestion, p ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Seasonal allergies: Many use a netti pot to inhale moist vapor and add camphor or other oils to moisten the membranes and loosen secretions. Also, an ultrasonic bedroom h ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Thyroid: If you feel strangulated, it may be your thyroid. It needs to be checked at 50 anyhow. Nasal allergies can cause post nasal drip and can have you chok ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Highly unlikely: A rare individual may get nausea from profuse post-nasal drips but not heart burns. Reflux is a more likely cause. Talk to your doctor.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Seasonal allergies: In extreme conditions one can develop globus hystericus as well as sore throat and ear ache from the mucus produced from the allergies
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Allergies?: You may have allergies, which could mean a chronic post nasal drip, which can cause a sore throat. A truly swollen throat may represent angioedema. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold/flu: Greetings. Yes, the flu can increase drainage to a thickened post nasal drainage that can create inflammation causing your "lump" sensation.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat closing: Yes it is possible, but in my practice I have noticed that most people who have the sensation of throat closing usually have it as a result of uncontr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies: These are symptoms of nasal allergies that often accompany asthma. If you have recurrent nasal symptoms, get them treated as it may aid in treatment o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergies: Yes, all of these symptoms can be caused by allergies.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Although asthma often involves narrowing of the bronchial tree caused by smooth muscle constriction, increased mucus in the airway and inflammation of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic rhinitis: Your symptoms do represent a sign of allergy. The pollens can cause a post nasal drip which in turn can cause coughing and a tight chest. Consult you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Allergies: Yes nasal allergies can make you fatigued and is a common complaint in allergy sufferers
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Nope -- different: Allergies can make you feel woozy-headed and less alert -- especially if taking sedating antihistamines, etc. But this isn't the same as depersonaliz ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: Allergies can cause some mild tiredness or fatigue, particularly if they cause trouble breathing at night that prevents a good night's sleep. If you ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Yes, GERD but ...: First, could 'swelling' in throat be an allergic reaction to something new in your environment (new food, med). Gerd symptoms are: sensation of a lu ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Nasal congestion would be an unusual manifestation of anxiety
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Levine
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Laryngitis: The short answer is a numbers of things including cancer. The most common cause however is acid reflux. Please see an otolaryngologist (ENT) to find ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Post nasal drip: Any nasal allergy can cause post nasal drip that feels like a tickle in the back of the throat. See an allergist and identify your triggers and treat ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victoria Wang
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, chronic sinusitis can cause bad breath and mucus - feeling like it is stuck or dripping into the back of your throat. If your symptoms are chron ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not necessarily: Chronic rhinosinusitis can lead to an asthma flare, and a sense of sinus fullness. However, if you are having throat swelling, it can be due to angio ... Read More
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