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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Throat clearing: Throat clearing = freeing pharynx of phlegm.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Postnasal drip is the most common cause of throat clearing.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those sympt ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Change Habits: You have already explained possible causes of your problem, so try to change your life style, it may improve some if your symptoms, meanwhile need to ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Post nasal drip: It sounds like either sinusitis or an allergy problem. I recommend you see an ENT specialist as a start. Try a decongestant nasal spray in the interi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be reflux: Just based on your concerns, reflux certainly comes to mind, which would not necessarily be a "habit." reflux can get to the level of the voice box a ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Lot and ms: Are lpr and ms connected in any way constant throat clearing ? ANS: I do not know what apr is. MS can mean mitral stenosis, mental stress, Mississippi ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
LPR : Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic so ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat clearing: This is a common behavioral problem. Drink water for any abnormal throat sensation. Do not clear your throat, cough or spit. Old habit dies hard, you ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to say: If you have nasal symptoms , then post-nasal drips and/or sinusitis can cause your throat clearing. Reflux is another potential cause even in the abse ... Read More
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