A 19-year-old female 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
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werneranswered
Cardiology 46 years experience
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.
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Dr. Thomas Kleinanswered
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
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.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 24, 2013
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