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Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Can seasonal allergies cause a feeling of throat tightness?

Yes: Sometimes extensive exposure to pollen can cause throat tightness and even a more severe allergic reaction that could trigger hives, trouble breathing and throat tightness. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Could throat tightness be from seasonal allergies?

Could throat tightness be from seasonal allergies?

Throat Tightness: I would feel comfortable saying yes if accompanied by the other typical seasonal allergy symptoms, rhinorrhea, scratchy throat and eyes, congestion, post nasal drip, epiphora, conjunctival redness, etc. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve throat tightness due to seasonal allergies?

What are some ways to relieve throat tightness due to seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies: Many use a netti pot to inhale moist vapor and add camphor or other oils to moisten the membranes and loosen secretions. Also, an ultrasonic bedroom humidifier. Unless lots of symptoms, like sneezing, itching, etc, avoid the drying effect of otc antihistamines. ...Read more

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Mild throat tightness (feels like hand laying across throat) (breathing fine) since last night, what could be cause. Is this seasonal allergy?

Mild throat tightness (feels like hand laying across throat) (breathing fine) since last night, what could be cause.  Is this seasonal allergy?

Thyroid: If you feel strangulated, it may be your thyroid. It needs to be checked at 50 anyhow. Nasal allergies can cause post nasal drip and can have you choke on mucus within the throat. Post nasal drip is associated with some nasal congestion also. ...Read more

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What can cause throat tightness? (not a food allergy)

What can cause throat tightness? (not a food allergy)

Multiple reasons: Could be something as simple as anxiety or something pathology in the area. Would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause throat tightness and if so what treatments would you recommend. I had a blood test done and have a high reaction to trees?

Can allergies cause throat tightness and if so what treatments would you recommend. I had a blood test done and have a high reaction to trees?

See allergist: I think you need to see an allergist to find out the cause of your throat tightness and the appropriate treatment required. Certainly allergy can cause throat swelling (which can be life-threatening) but it is impossible to tell if that's your problem. It is however unlikely that your allergy to tree pollen is causing the throat swelling even if it does exist. ...Read more

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Having air hunger & throat tightness, 5 days. Same issue 4 mnths ago, did CBC & spirometry. Normal. DX, seasonal allergy.It's back and no pollen?

Having air hunger & throat tightness, 5 days. Same issue 4 mnths ago, did CBC & spirometry. Normal. DX, seasonal allergy.It's back and no pollen?

See ENT: Do you have an anxiety issue? If so this may be from stress. On the other hand, you may also have an upper airway obstruction with vocal cord dysfunction a likely possibility. Consult an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Allergy to propylene glycol. Used new toothpaste now gums are inflamed, mouth burns itchy throat tightness & sores on gums. Is PEG-8 the same as PG?

Allergy to propylene glycol.  Used new toothpaste now gums are inflamed, mouth burns itchy throat tightness & sores on gums.  Is PEG-8 the same as PG?

Nearly: PEG is propylene glycol. The 8 is the number of ethylene glycol units attached. It is used in a variety of products including toothpaste. If you are allergic to propylene glycol stop using PEG 8 products. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause the throat to feel tight with mild difficulty swallowing? I'm a 20 year old male. It almost feels like if your wearing a

Can seasonal allergies cause the throat to feel tight with mild difficulty swallowing? I'm a 20 year old male. It almost feels like if your wearing a

Question cut off but: Dysphagia is distinguished as "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) versus "transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus & into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral), tumors, eosinophilic esophagitis, spasms, etc must all be considered. ...Read more

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Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Why do tonsil stones cause feeling of something stuck deep in throat/throat tightness?

Stuck: Because something is stuck deep in the throat. See ENT doc to consider tonsillectormy. ...Read more

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I've had hoarseness and a feeling of throat tightness around my voice box on & off for a year, also gastritis. Could this be acid relux to my larynx?

I've had hoarseness and a feeling of throat tightness around my voice box on & off for a year, also gastritis. Could this be acid relux to my larynx?

YES: YES!- GERD and hoarseness are commonly seen together. I suggest a medical examination, possible endoscopy, a test for H. pylori and PPI therapy for GERD. I also suggest voice rest and avoidance of NSAIDS and alcohol. ...Read more

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Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong?Scared.

Constant throat tightness, swallowing issues, & feeling airways are blocked for years. Getting worse. Will my Upper GI figure out what's wrong?Scared.

May show LERD: Exposure of vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. UGI may also reveal other issues--an okay first step in your work-up. ...Read more

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31m Tension headaches migraines for 3 months. Clicking /ticking feeling and noise when my heart beat / pulse is going fast. Lump feeling in throat / tightness. Shallow breathing weak pulse feeling

31m Tension headaches migraines for 3 months. Clicking /ticking feeling and noise when my heart beat / pulse is going fast. Lump feeling in throat / tightness. Shallow breathing weak pulse feeling

Tension headaches: Here is some general advice on headaches. For specifics to your situation re diagnosis and treatment you will need to consult with a doctor licensed in your area as treatment will depend on the diagnosis and your other health conditions.

https://patient.info/health/migraine-leaflet ...Read more

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Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Can a viral upper respiratory cold cause throat tightness?

Throat tightness: What do you mean by "throat tightness"? Are you saying you have difficulty breathing? Difficulty swallowing? Something else? If you feel like your throat is swelling , you may need emergency help. ...Read more

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Can a chiropractic neck adjustment cause throat tightness sensations?

Can a chiropractic neck adjustment cause throat tightness sensations?

Yes: Chiropractic massage/adjustment is strenuous and should never be allowed on the neck. The back is strong enough usually to withstand it. There have been a number of cases of paralysis, fracture and stroke at the hands of chiros overdoing it on the neck. If your neck troubles you, see an orthopedic specialist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes throat tightness/swollen choking sensation?

What causes throat tightness/swollen choking sensation?

See below: Many things, none of them good. You need to see your doctor today to sort these symptoms out. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tinnitus cause throat tightness?

Is it possible that  tinnitus cause throat tightness?

Possibly: Tinnitus & throat tightness may have common cause involving the eustacian tube (connects middle ear to the throat). It functions as a drain & pressure equalizer for the middle ear. Tinnitus occurs in 10-20% of people esp as they get older. Holding your nostrils & gently blowing against a closed mouth may relieve pressure. If it persists it is best to consult your doctor to determine cause & tx. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a person to get neck and throat tightness?

Can anxiety cause a person to get neck and throat tightness?

Yes but: Yrs, but so can medical conditions like heart attacks and allergic reactions (not trying to cause more anxiety!) - give your doctor a call. If you don't have one, and this is new for you, go to a clinic or ed right away. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a herniated disc cause throat tightness?

Please tell me, could a herniated disc cause throat tightness?

Maybe: If you herniate a disc in the neck you can get neck pain. Anxiety can cause a tight feelig in the throat but the disc does not really actually push on the trachea or esophagus. ...Read more

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Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

Can excess swallowing cause throat tightness or trouble breathing?

No: Excess swallowing should not cause these symptoms. Talk with primary doctor about your complaints to determine if something else is causing these symptoms (i.e. asthma, acid reflux, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the quick fix for discomfort and throat tightness caused by sore throat?

What is the quick fix for discomfort and throat tightness caused by sore throat?

Paracetamol: Or ibuprofen. Sometimes throat lozenges or sprays can temporarily numb the throat. Personally I have found warm tea with honey or warm lemonade to be helpful. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause throat tightness for several weeks? Drs believe I have GERD but I believe it's cancer according to internet description.

Can GERD cause throat tightness for several weeks? Drs believe I have GERD but I believe it's cancer according to internet description.

EGD.: An EGD can clear up the issue for you. Have you had one of those? A GI doctor should be able to determine the presence or absence of cancer in the esophagus or stomach by an EGD. That being said, GERD and laryngopharyngeal reflux can cause a feeling of tightness in the throat. ...Read more

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Can Xanax (alprazolam) XR or Lexapro cause gerd? Was treated for sob & throat tightness w/ppis before due to gerd. Started new meds & symptoms are back + burning.

Can Xanax (alprazolam) XR or Lexapro cause gerd? Was treated for sob & throat tightness w/ppis before due to gerd. Started new meds & symptoms are back + burning.

Medication effects: I understand your distress.
Side effect of Lexapro may be GERD and Anxiety which can cause GERD
Side effect of Xanax (alprazolam) XR can be abdominal distress
See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis of reoccurrence of symptoms, new meds; and Treatment.
Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis
•Benefits and side effects of Lexapro and Xanax (alprazolam) XR
•Decreasing the dose
•Therapy for stresses to develop coping skills ...Read more

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17 yr old male, minor throat tightness, with some phlegm. Occasional coughing better after eating. Caused by pollen or what else? Is it a concern?

17 yr old male, minor throat tightness, with some phlegm. Occasional coughing better after eating. Caused by pollen or what else? Is it a concern?

Reflux: The only thought I have is that you have a reflux problem causing irritation at your throat and coughing. The improvement immediately after eating is due to the acid being diluted or neutralized by the food you have consumed. Does improvement occur also when drinking coffee, tea, or cola? ...Read more

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What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

What can I do to stop constant throat tightness?

Depends: Depends on the cause. It can be due to allergies, flu, growth of mass, infection or allergic reaction.. Depending on the cause the treatment will vary. ...Read more

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Throat tightness, burning and painful. What can I do?

Throat tightness, burning and painful. What can I do?

Depends on cause: If it is viral then treat symptoms with hydration, analgesics, honey, throatcoat tea. If from acid reflux then try antacids and antireflux dietary restrictions. If is bacterial then suggest culture to rule out strep and then treat culture specific antibiotics. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...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