A 59-year-old male asked:
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i can't seem to clear my throat. had mri & cat scan, but all was normal. had this for 2-3 yrs. healthy 59 yr old male. no allergies, 1 cup coffee/da?

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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Be diligent: Good news is your MR and CT are normal so far. If you have not already, I would see an ENT Dr. or a GI, even both and one can do a visual inspection of your throat are by performing an "NPL" (The ENT dr) and the GI can do an "EGD" to examine your esophagus and both would asses for any increased acid or mucus production. Best wishes.
Answered on Aug 5, 2014
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Dr. Carol Stauffer-munekata
35 years experience Family Medicine
Postnasal Drip: You may have chronic postnasal drip, which can be caused by allergies, smoking or 2nd Hand Smoke, or chronic sinusitis. Try some Claritin or Zyrtec daily for 4 weeks, then follow up with your PCM or an ENT for evaluation and testing if you are not improving. Nasal steroid sprays and Saline nasal sprays may also help your symptoms. Avoid Afrin or Contact nasal sprays for chronic use.
Answered on Aug 5, 2014
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