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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

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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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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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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

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


Dr. Austina Cho
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Throat Tightness (Definition)

Throat tightness is a sensation that the throat space is narrower or smaller than usual. This can be due to inflammation or swelling of the throat, such ...Read more