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Causes Of Throat Dryness
It depends...: There are many possible causes for the dryness you describe including & not limited to: the position in which you are lying, how you are breathing (mouth or nose), medical conditions, medications, diet, physical condition, or hydration (how much fluid you are drinking). If this is affecting your breathing, consult with your primary care provider right away; it could be simple or more involved. ...Read more
My doc put me on Claritin (loratadine) for a suspected allergy. I al ready have mouth/throat dryness and the mess are making me worse. Any suggestions?
See below: Talk to your doctor again. No everyone can tolerate all meds. An alternative is likely available. ...Read more
Post nasal drip: It could be several things. The most common are allergies and reflux. Both cause post-nasal drainage, which could lead to dry non-productive cough. That tickle often causes frequent throat clearing. Get checked by an ENT specialist who is best equipped to help with this problem. ...Read more
I quit smoking 8 months ago yet i still cough. I do live with smokers, is this why i cough? I finds my throat dry n scratchy. I'm not sick what is it
Persistent inflammation: Although you quit 8 months ago, you still have persistent inflammation from years of smoking. In addition ongoing exposure to secondhand smoke is a problem. You should try to avoid this. It may take more time to improve. But you are doing yourself a big favor and helping avoid complications from long-term smoking such as lung disease and cancer. See a doctor if cough or throat irritation persists. ...Read more
Home remedy: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Gas is gurgling up my throat despite a restricted diet/lifestyle. Makes my throat dry/sometimes sore. Is this normal sometimes?
Possible GERD: You may be refluxing acid and gas-consult your physician for medication. Stop the vitamin supplementation. ...Read more
I just got over what I believe was strep. I have been coughing and can't clear my throat; dry spot and mucus. Sneezing a bit, could this be allergies?
Probably: Or just viral Upper respiratory tract infection, OTC meds, saline nasal washes, and salt water gargles would help, otherwise visit your doctor for evaluation, good luck ...Read more
Temp 96.5 slight dry cough got GERD hard to eat how do I know if it's pneumonia keep thinking i inhaled food I have really bad anxiety but throat dry
I have a very scratchy throat dry cough and fatigue no fever, is it something i should worry about what's causing it and what can i do or take?
Sore throat: Difficult to know what is going on without further history and physical exam. It sounds superficially as if you may have a mild viral infection. If it persists consider going to see your family doctor and being evaluated. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more