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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
Last week post nasal sore throat and phlegm. Third night now that it’s difficult to breath, air is cold and throat dry with lots of coughing no phlegm?
Doctor can examine: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep or tonsillar abscess). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease pain. ...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
When I breathe through my nose it makes my throat dry. It's like I'm breathing too much air into my nose and throat feels like it's on fire. Help?
Not normal: You need a good ear nose and throat examination, please see a specialist. ...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
Tonsils are all white sore throat dry heaving been on amoxicillin for three days haven't gotten better just worse?
Most pharyngitis...: ...is due to a virus, even when white patches are present. Amoxicillin and other antibiotics have no effect on viruses. This should improve on its own in a few days. If it doesn't, return to your doctor to be checked for other, less common problems, like mononucleosis. ...Read more
I have had a sore throat dry cough fatigue and a swelling in my neck for two weeks and its not getting better what can this be?
Infection: Could be flu, could be a bacterial infection needing antibiotics, could be a viral infection which antibiotics would not help. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated.?
Right ear has pain as if it is clogged & sharp piercing pain at times, the right side of my neck seems swollen, throat dry and harder to swallow.?
I've had the cold from Xmas day, been taking Beecham's all-in one, blocked nose and got stuff at back of throat, dry mouth, dry throat. Any ideas?
? sinusitis: You want to see your doctor, as you may need prescription medications as antibiotics, meanwhile, fluids, saline washes, and salt water gargles would be helpful, good luck ...Read more
Experience nasal congestion (stuffiness) & difficulty breathing through nose (one side only).triednasalspray (stop using=liq flows through throat & dry?
Need 2 C UR MD: Or ENT specialist, meanwhile keep using saline nasal washes regularly, and the probably steroid nasal spray that you used, but make sure you use them correctly, read the instructions carefully, best wishes ...Read more
? Flu symptoms: May be you are coming down with flu/ some viral illness. Time to go to your doctor get checked. ...Read more
5th week of preg, 2 days with sore throat & dry cough. Cough is getting worse at night during sleep. Will this harm my babies? Pls help. Tq.
ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Most probably not. It is a short attack of dry coughing episodes which can be viral or allergic in nature. ...Read more
I've been feeling, tight throat, dry mouth, legs feel like I've I been doing leg squats, what could this be.
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