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Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
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
Dr. Paul Williams
Allergy and Immunology 28 years experience
Yes: Sometimes extensive exposure to pollen can cause throat tightness and even a more severe allergic reaction that could trigger hives, trouble breathing... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Scuba
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 25 years experience
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
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Multiple reasons: Could be something as simple as anxiety or something pathology in the area. Would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to evaluate it.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See allergist: I think you need to see an allergist to find out the cause of your throat tightness and the appropriate treatment required. Certainly allergy can cau... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
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Need work up: In the form of RAST (Respiratory Allergen Serology Testing) and I gE. These blood tests would tell you and your allergist which specific allerg... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: People having anxiety attacks or panic attacks get that "lump in the throat" as part of the attacks, and thus should not try to eat at that time. If t... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Inbox consult: An inbox consultation may be helpful. Is there wheezing or any abnormal noise when you breathe in and out? You may have vocal cord dysfunction and a c... Read More
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Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Nearly: PEG is propylene glycol. The 8 is the number of ethylene glycol units attached. It is used in a variety of products including toothpaste. If you are a... Read More

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