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An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...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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What could cause a constriction in my throat?

What could cause a constriction in my throat?

Constriction?: Hard to know what you mean by constriction. Sounds like you may have a problem with swallowing. See an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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Throat constriction quite painful and chest pain full 10 mins causes please thank u?

Throat constriction quite painful and chest pain full 10 mins causes please thank u?

Time to call 911?: Chest pain may be an emergency. If so, one can call 911 for an ambulance and not try to drive to the ER. An ambulance can provide oxygen and monitoring on the way to the ER. Doctors will rule out heart attack, pneumothorax (collapsed lung), rib cartilage pains (costochondritis), heartburn (gastric reflux), etc. Throat constriction may be an allergic reaction emergency, another reason to call 911. ...Read more

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Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Immediately after consuming water,sugary drinks,anything fizzy  and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.

Pulmonologist: If you have severe coughing after drinking fluid, it's possible you're aspirating (inhaling) fluid. Another possibility is a fistula (abnormal connection) between trachea and esophagus. See a pulmonologist promptly. ...Read more

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Symptoms: strep throat, lack of symptoms, mild chest constriction. What is wrong with me?

Symptoms: strep throat, lack of symptoms, mild chest constriction. What is wrong with me?

Symptoms: Strep throat or sore throat? Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Perhaps you have a virus. For really sore throat, temp of 104 or above or difficulty breathing - please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had throat constriction, coughing and stuffy nose with sore tonsils. Everything is gone but now I have an itch in my throat and cant stop coughing?

 I had throat constriction, coughing and stuffy nose with sore tonsils. Everything is gone but now I have an itch in my throat and cant stop coughing?

UpperRespiratoryInfx: Symptoms of upper respiratory infection aka common cold can last several weeks. Recent study concluded that average cough lasts 18d. In other words, as long as you're getting better, you're getting better, right? However, you should see your Family Doc if symptoms persist or get worse. ...Read more

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I have sore throat that always leads to tonsilitis. It keeps coming like 2x/yr. This time its a dry cough w/ restlessness n lung constriction.

I have sore throat that always leads to tonsilitis. It keeps coming like 2x/yr. This time its a dry cough w/ restlessness n lung constriction.

Sore throat: A chronic recurring sore throat with pulmonary symptoms may be a result of chronic allergies, sinusitis, post nasal drip, asthma, or ge reflux . It is best to see your primary care provider who will direct you to the right treatment plan based on symptoms, exam and appropriate diagnostic test if needed. ...Read more

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What causes a airway spasm? And how common is it?

What causes a airway spasm? And how common is it?

Triggers: We all have receptors in our airways that are triggered by irritants, cold air, cigarette smoke, inhaled dusts which can cause airway or bronchospasms. Also, often times airways can spasm after exercise, which is known as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. If you have allergies, your airways could also be more reactive to those particular allergies. ...Read more

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What is minimal airway disease and what all causes it?

Not sure: May be referring to reactive airway disease which is an asthma like disorder where allergies or exertion can stimulate wheezing. Ask your doctor for more complete information on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes someone to feel short of breath when leaning back in a seat, even when their airways are clear?

What causes someone to feel short of breath when leaning back in a seat, even when their airways are clear?

Many possibilities: There canbe real shortness of breath or sensation of shortness of breath. How do you know your airway is clear? Obstructive things can cause this and you could need to see an ent for this. But other things cam cause this as well including reflux, cardiac issues,thyroid problems etc. if this is getting worse quickly see someone asap. ...Read more