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I feel like I have a hairball in my throat

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Hairball throat: Very common , typically due to post nasal drip/drainage. 4 weeks is plenty long to put up with it. Get checked.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May have passed: If you are not coughing or gagging, it may be an area of tissue that is inflammed. Consider gargling with aloe vera juice to reduce symptoms. For any ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Tsai
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reflux causes globus: Globus is a sensation that something is "stuck" in your throat when there is nothing there. Most commonly it is caused by chronic irritation of the t ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: Have a medical practitioner take a look. Could be nothing, but it could be other condition responsive to treatment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Just a thought: POST NASAL DRIP (from allergies) can produce these symptoms.....get it checked out but in the meantime a trial of an over the counter ANTIHISTAMINE m ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
GERD, globus...?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
22 years experience General Surgery
Multiple causes: Irritation in the back of the throat can occur from post nasal drip while horizontal. This can be caused by seasonal allergies, sinus problems, air qu ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Throat: Feeling of lump in the throat could be a symptom of anxiety or something irritating your throat. Get clearance from pcp first through physical exam, t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drink water: Drink plenty of fluids- if not resolving make appointment with your doctor for an examination
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated: The are numerous possibilities. See an ENT doctor, have the throat examined and then you will know.
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