A member asked:

For a few days the back of my throat feels as if its being scratched and tight when i yawn and now having a hard time breathing, why? help please

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Hard to connect: Sounds like you were getting a sore throat. In the worst possible case, you could get epiglottitis which can obstruct your airway. This is unlikely at your age but if you're having trouble breathing, regardless, you should seek immediate help.

Answered 8/22/2013


Dr. Thomas Klein answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Allergies: Allergies in the chest can cause shortness of breath and chest discomfort. Allergies can also cause a postnasal drip and that can cause a scratchy throat.

Answered 8/24/2013



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