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What can I do about dry throats caused by the household heater? I cannot sleep at night!

What can I do about dry throats caused by the household heater? I cannot sleep at night!

Fluids and vaporizer: Drink plenty of fluids during the day to hydrate and place a cool mist vaporizer in your bedroom. ...Read more

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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


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I have to wear retainers at night and when i am sleeping i breath through my nose, and this causes my throat to become very dry and irritated. why?

I have to wear retainers at night and when i am sleeping i breath through my nose, and this causes my throat to become very dry and irritated. why?

Saliva: We produce twice as much saliva when awake as we do when we are asleep. Couple this with muscles relaxing during sleep, allowing mouth to open, and tissues will dry. Especially problematic if you sleep on your back. ...Read more

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I have been having a really dry sore like throat every night this week and dry sinuses in the back if my throat as well, what could be the cause?

I have been having a really dry sore like throat every night this week  and dry sinuses in the back if my throat as well, what could be the cause?

Dry air: Probably the most common cause of those symptoms is dry air. This is very common in cold weather. You could try a room humidifier. Also, for the nose, one of my favorite remedies is nasal saline gel. It is sold over the counter. You apply a small amount to the inside of the nose at bedtime. ...Read more

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I have a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough. It's very dry and been about a week, worse at night. Occasional ear pain. What could this be?

I have a tickle in my throat that causes me to cough. It's very dry and been about a week, worse at night. Occasional ear pain. What could this be?

Post nasal drip: Have your doctor call in a nasal steroid spray and use it once or twice a day. It will take about 3 to 5 days to resolve. Try delsym cough syrup at night to help with the night cough. If this does not work, try reflux meds like Pepcid ac or zantac after a few days. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Throat, mouth so dry. I do leave the fan on at night, can that be the cause or am I not drinking enough water? I do have a history of post nasal drip

Throat, mouth so dry. I do leave the fan on at night, can that be the cause or am I not drinking enough water? I do have a history of post nasal drip

Mouth breathing: Mouth breathing can dry out your mouth, airway i. A dry environment. Illicit drugs, alcohol, many medications, and some medical conditions can lead to extreme dry mouth. Dehydration can cause you to be parched each morning, but not knowing what you drink or don't drink, i can not say if it is not enough. Do think about how much alcohol you are drinking, as that is a common problem at 24. ...Read more

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Dizziness,stomach pain and nape pain, chestpain,panic attacks, anxiety at night,i woke up from sleep with very dry throat what can be the cause?

Dizziness,stomach pain and nape pain, chestpain,panic attacks, anxiety at night,i woke up from sleep with very dry throat what can be the cause?

Get evaluated: If a physical does not reveal any medical problems, all of your symptoms point to anxiety. It would be helpful to figure out what is worrying you such as a change in routine/location, a loss, new job, etc. It sounds like this is a recent development so your first step is to talk with a counselor to iidentify stress and learn relaxation techniques. You can add medicine if needed. ...Read more

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After i took oxyelitepro (fatburner) with a dry throat i started to be sick almost now for 8 weeks i was told I have acidity could 1 pill cause this ?

Yes: And please recall that any over the counter substance has no fda approval.Read the small print at the bottom of the label that states "this is not to be used for any disease or treatment". ...Read more

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What causes your throat to feel so dry?

What causes your throat to feel so dry?

Dry throat: Hello. Dry mouth and dry throat can come from a number of causes. Side effects from medication is a common cause. In the winter months we evaporate more moisture from our airway. Remedies would be to drink more water, use a humidifier and mist your nose with a saline spray. Finally a condition called sjogren's disease could also cause this. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the back of your throat to feel dry?

What causes the back of your throat to feel dry?

Dry throat: Hello, a dry throat could come from a lack of hydration from decreased water intake, sleeping with your mouth open, a side effect of medications, even a condition called sjogren's disease. Begin with drinking more water, sleep with a humidifier and see your doctor if it persists despite these suggestions. ...Read more

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