A 18-year-old member asked:
is clearing your throat a lot bad?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Swati Avashia answered
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Repetitive throat clearing may cause trauma to the vocal cords. The more important question is why are you clearing your throat a lot? Clearing your throat a lot can be a nervous habit, a tic, or a response to irritation from smoke/allergies/post nasal drip. You may want to see your doctor to investigate this further.
Answered on May 28, 2017
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