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A 23-year-old male asked:

why do i feel warmth in my throat when i breathe. like a burning sensation. ?

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Dr. Sunil Ummat
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 35 years experience
Throat sensitivity : Most likely this throat sensitivity and discomfort is because of some form of inflammation within the throat. You might have a low-grade infection, possibly irritation from acid reflux or some type of chemical exposure. Start by avoiding any irritating foods or liquids. Gargle with salt water. If it persists you need an exam to rule out more serious issues. Vancomycin may also be the cause.

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What does a burning sensation in the throat signify?

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Voice rest: And salt water gargles and rest.If this is not a result of cheering for your team then it may be the start of a viral sore throat.Back to answer # 1:voice rest, warm saline gargles and personal rest.I'd also advise chicken noodle soup as well.If mom can prepare it you'll recover faster.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

I need advice on what's this burning sensation in my throat?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
GERD: One of the most common causes of burning in the throat is high reflux of gastric acid. In the absence of infection, i think the most common cause of your symptoms in a 48 year old is LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux. This may be due to a number of problems that are best diagnosed and treated by a GI specialist.

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