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Ongoing throat clearing/irritation + "clicking" sound on swallowing, worse nights/mornings. Non-smoker have GERD & allergies. Hope nothing sinister?

Ongoing throat clearing/irritation + "clicking" sound on swallowing, worse nights/mornings. Non-smoker have GERD & allergies. Hope nothing sinister?

Uncontrolled GERD?: It is likely from inadequately controlled GERD. You may need to do a better job with the GERD by taking the right drug (most commonly the PPI class of drugs) and modifying your lifestyle. If problem persists, see ENT. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can throat cancer symptoms come and go? I'm wondering because I had some throat irritation and tightness that went away for 2 weeks and it's back now.

Can throat cancer symptoms come and go? I'm wondering because I had some throat irritation and tightness that went away for 2 weeks and it's back now.

Cancer unlikely: It is very unlikely that you have throat cancer. If the symptoms do not improve in a week or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor to ascertain the cause. ...Read more

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I've had no fever and very mild symptoms, but they are just lingering. 8-10 days I have one white spot and mild throat irritation as well as phlem in the back of throat. Really thinking its strep but unsure. Husband has it as well. Is this strep??

I've had no fever and very mild symptoms, but they are just lingering. 8-10 days I have one white spot and mild throat irritation as well as phlem in the back of throat. Really thinking its strep but unsure. Husband has it as well. Is this strep??

Hard to guess: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to see about antibiotics). Many doctors have a rapid, 5-minute strep throat test in the office. ...Read more

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Cough/throat irritation (NO sore throat or any other symptoms), sometimes green mucus comes out, Dr said lungs clear. Over 3 weeks duration. What is?

Cough/throat irritation (NO sore throat or any other symptoms), sometimes green mucus comes out, Dr said lungs clear. Over 3 weeks duration. What is?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or other virus (antibiotics usually not used), allergies or irritants, sinusitis, stomach reflux when asleep, etc... Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep and review the story to see if sinusitis or reflux might be a cause). ...Read more

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Last year my doctor told me I had cobblestoning in my throat from allergies. But now a year later they haven't gone away?? No pain or irritation

Last year my doctor told me I had cobblestoning in my throat from allergies. But now a year later they haven't gone away?? No pain or irritation

Otolaryngologist: This throat pattern may just be due to very prominent mucus producing glands. An Otolaryngologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Last year my doctor told me I had cobblestoning in my throat from allergies. But now a year later they haven't gone away?? No pain or irritation

Last year my doctor told me I had cobblestoning in my throat from allergies. But now a year later they haven't gone away?? No pain or irritation

Allergy still: If allergy was causing the cobblestoning, they will remain or worsen as long as the allergy remains (allergic rhinitis). The is just a physical exam findings which may or may not be associated with symptoms. On the other hand, you may just have become used to the symptoms and not been aware of them. ...Read more

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Have heard the benefits of slippery elm bark for throat and lung irritation, but I have allergies to elm and tree pollen. Should I avoid or OK to take?

Have heard the benefits of slippery elm bark for throat and lung irritation, but I have allergies to elm and tree pollen. Should I avoid or OK to take?

Different: The bark of a tree is totally different from pollen from the same and is rarely allergenic. Whether it works for your throat or lung is another issue. ...Read more

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Thick mucus throat irritation?

Thick mucus throat irritation?

Post nasal drip: You may have sinus or nasal problem, check with an ENT specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Accidentally inhaled incet repellent wasn't a lot window was down throat irritation will I be ok?

Accidentally inhaled incet repellent wasn't a lot window was down throat irritation will I be ok?

Yes: If you are well enough to ask this question, you will be okay.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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My throat irritation leads to breathlessness sometimes and it's difficult to eat food. What could be the problem?

My throat irritation leads to breathlessness sometimes and it's difficult to eat food. What could be the problem?

Differential diagnos: The causes are multiple, but included are "heart burn"....most common, wherein "acid reflux" travels up food pipe and can cause "throat irritation" given your difficulty eating food. Other causes include esophageal spasm, Schatzki ring. Another possibility is allergy related "post-nasal drip" causing throat irritation. You ought to see an internist and/or gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm developing a cough and think I'm getting sick. Does ludun's wild cherry throat drops actually help with throat irritation? What do you recommend?

I'm developing a cough and think I'm getting sick. Does ludun's wild cherry throat drops actually help with throat irritation? What do you recommend?

Yes: While the cough drop won't effect the course of your illness, you may get some symptomatic relief by soothing the irritant receptors in your throat. Treatment for a viral cold involves basically symptomatic control by using medications for such symptoms as nasal discharge, congestion, fever, cough and sore throat. If the drops make you feel better, use them. ...Read more

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Can wine cause throat irritation?

Can wine cause throat irritation?

Yes: Alcohol can cause irritation in the throat, and some people are allergic to win, also a cause of irritation in the throat. Best to see your otolaryngologiast to rule out reflux disease or other throat issues. ...Read more

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Can swallowing cum cause throat irritation?

Yes: About 5% of women are allergic to ejaculate. ...Read more

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I am having throat irritation and chest congestion in the past 3 days. What to do?

I am having throat irritation and chest congestion in the past 3 days. What to do?

Any fever: You might need to see a doctor
in your area there is higher chance of bacterial infection like strep throat than viral
if you have any fever or lumps like a lymoph nodes in your neck might need an antibiotic and for that you need a physician
gargle with warm water and salt or fresh squeezed lemon and salt
go and see a doctor
good luck
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I have a single, round growth at the back of my throat. I don't know how long it has been there, but I have throat irritation from post nasal drip?

I have a single, round growth at the back of my throat. I don't know how long it has been there, but I have throat irritation from post nasal drip?

I know that can: Be alarming but several other questions will help clarify. Is it on/around the tonsils...tonsillar cysts are benign and quite common. Does it have a smooth surface? Is it red? Your post-nasal drip is key, I believe. This could easily be an inflammatory reaction to throat irritation. Since it could have been there some time already, I suggest you have your doctor o ENT specialist examine it/you. ...Read more

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Using albuterol for 20 years. Have intermittent throat irritation when I need to use it more than twice a day. Can albuterol have oropharangeal fx?

Using albuterol for 20 years. Have intermittent throat irritation when I need to use it more than twice a day. Can albuterol have oropharangeal fx?

Asthma: It sounds like your asthma is undermanaged. There are a tremendous number of maintenance regimens that minimize dependence on daily albuterol inhalers. Any primary care clinic can discuss various options with you for an alternative medication or inhaler, with short-acting albuterol as a backup and not your maintenance. ...Read more

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What are enterogermina capsules used for? My ENT hame from a throat irritation which is not away going since 3 weeks

What are enterogermina capsules used for? My ENT hame from a throat irritation which is not away going since 3 weeks

A probiotic: Enterogermina capsules contain a harmless bacteria called Bacillus clausii. It is a probiotic and is commonly given when an antibiotic is being used to treat an infection. Antibiotics can kill the normal bacteria in the colon and cause diarrhea. Probiotics are used to replenish healthy bacteria to the colon with the goal of preventing antibiotic associated diarrhea. ...Read more

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What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

Throat irritation: This could be many things but two of the more common causes are allergies and reflux. It can also be an infection. You will need a more thorough evaluation by a medical provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been taking aciphex (rabeprazole) twice daily for a year and still have LPR issues that include throat irritation and excess mucus. What can I do to help?

I've been taking aciphex (rabeprazole) twice daily for a year and still have LPR issues that include throat irritation and excess mucus. What can I do to help?

Reconsider diagnosis: If you have been dx'd with LPR and rx'd with twice daily Aciphex (rabeprazole) for a year and still have sx's, then it's time to consider other problems like allergies. You can try allergy rx, mucus thinners like mucinex, increase humidification in bedroom, and drink more water. Otherwise, consider another ENT opinion and thorough exam to assess the problem. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)

Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more