A 51-year-old female asked:
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i have been experiencing a lot of throat clearing for almost a year and a half, should i be concerned its serious?

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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 sore throat, lump in the the throat , post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. You need to see ent. I doubt anything serious, but get checked.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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