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Asthma And The Excessive Need To Clear Throat
How to deal with constant feeling of lump in throat and chronic post nasal drip where you are always clearing your throat and always needing to spit up stuff?
Possibly allergies: Your postnasal drip could be from allergies, or from a chronic sinusitis. If you know that you have allergies, you can try an antihistamine such as loratadine or cetirizine, both over the counter. You can also try an over the counter nasal steroid, which can help both allergies and a chronic sinusitis. IF not improving, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can piriton help with non allergic rhinitis where the only symptoms is nasal inflammation and excess need for throat clearing ?
Usually not: But if it dose , then your problem is not non-allergic rhinitis. Nasal antihistamine (azelastine etc) may be helpful. I suspect that you do have an allergic rhinitis given the presence of asthma. Perhaps you need another consultation especially if the non-allergic rhinitis was made based on blood test alone. ...Read more
Can asthma problems make your throat feel scatchy along with shortness of breath and weezing ? Albuterol helps but need to use it often , allergies?
Can allergic rhinitis cause a tingly feeling in your chest and a dry cough? And how do you get rid of this. And can it effect your lungs and etc
Maybe: It's generally safe to try some over the counter allergy medications. If they don;t help, or you get worse, see your primary care doctor for a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Good day does the use of warfarin cause you to constantly feel hoarse and have mucus on your chest and in throat?
I have excessive thick post nasal drip and mucus which also causes me to cough and wheeze all the time as well as spit it up is this serious?
Needs attention: See your doctor, you may very well have chronic sinus disease, possibly affecting your lower airways causing the cough and wheeze, and you would need Rx medicines. You may also benefit by seeking an allergist/immunologist if you have access to one, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
I ve chronic nasal problems, and bronchiectasis, will it be harmful to use antihistamines for nasal issues coz this may make chest mucus dry and stuck
Nasal issues: You can use nasal antihistamines that will only affect the nasal passages. ...Read more
What is the best medicine for ear and nose congestion plus post nasal drip that will not cause insomnia or my heart to race?
Is it true that allergies block your nose and make your sinus' drain in the back of your throat everyday? What could be done to stop this?
Yes that can be true: But if you see an allergist, you can find out exactly what's causing your symptoms. Then there are many things you can do to avoid those items.. Or at least minimize your exposure to them. Also your allergist can prescribe nasal sprays to minimize or prevent the nasal congestion. This will help prevent or treat any sinus symptoms and postnasal drip. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inhalers not helping & fluid beginning to build up in lungs after eating causing me to gasp and cough. Could asthma be a misdiagnosis?
See a doctor: Whatever the cause of your symptoms, they are not controlled. See a doctor ASAP for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
It hurts the center of my chest to cough. Eyes are bloodshot and gooey. May inhaled mold. Please advise course of treatment.
Trachea: The chest discomfort may come from chest wall or from irritation/inflammation of the trachea(windpipe). The other symptoms suggest viral upper respiratory tract infection but could also be due to allergies. The more you cough,the more you irritate the trachea and therefore you may want to take a cough suppresant like robitussinDM to quiet a dry hacking cough. See your MD if worsening cough,fever, ...Read more
Excessive nasal drainage and corresponding cough to go with it.. What's the best plan of action to be better in 24 hours for my acts?
Manage symptoms: Saline nasal rinses, hydration and Mucinex can help to clear mucous. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can reduce drainage but would not use it during day as it is sedating and affect mental performance. Honey and dextromethorphin can reduce the cough. Sudafed can treat the congestion. Good luck on the test. ...Read more
How do you know when funky sinuses, post nasal drip, lots of coughing is a result of bacterial infection and would respond to antibiotics?
Bacterial infection: Bacterial infections are characterized by yellow or colored drainage (pus). You will often run a fever and or have a nasty smell in your nose. Your nose will be congested and you will be blowing out purulent secretions or swallowing them. You will need 2 weeks of antibiotics at the minimum. I usually use them for three weeks just because I am an ENT and I want the infection to be totally over. ...Read more
A respiratory therapist told me that THC can cause your throat to swell and restrict your airways when inhaled. Can this also happen when ingested ?
Not unless allergic: The smoke is part of the problem causing airway issues. Ingestion does not create the same issues. ...Read more
See doctor: Since there are many causes for a chronic cough (lasting more than 3 monrh? ) one needs to establish the cause before treating it. Antibiotic does not help a viral infection and its overuse has created MRSA. If you have a persistent fever, you may need to get a bronchoscopy. Since most chronic coughs are caused by more than a single factor, I suggest that you consult an allergist or pulmonologi ...Read more
Not really: As anxiety is more known to "dry" the mouth making speaking difficult. On the other hand, in your case, anxiety may trigger a reflexive "clearing" throat irritating the pharynx enough to produce excessive mucous. An allergic reaction and/or viral infection should be ruled out. Get your gp have your throat examined first & then see a mental health professional 2 get help w/ your anxiety. ...Read more
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