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Constant Clearing Of The Throat Allergies Or A Habit
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
Is throat clearing damaging/ detrimental to throat, ie ;while having the urge to do it during a feeling of having mucus stuck in throat? /or irritation
Yes and no: any chronic,multiple irritation to the throat will increase the chance of throat cancer.this is how smoking cause throat cancer direct irritation.now yelling in general does irritate the vocal cords and cause hoarseness .and that at least could confuse and delayed the early diagnosis since hoarseness is the first red flag for throat cancer. ...Read more
Can reflux (laryngopharyngeal) give a persistent dirt-like taste in the back of the throat? What's the most common cause of a persistent 'dirt' taste?
Can be either one: Mild nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics "right away", which means within the first 3 days of strep symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son keeps getting a cough from post nasal drip , the mucus is in the back of throat not the nose and it is affecting his speech, is this an allergy?
Post nasal drip: While post nasal drip can certainly cause cough, what's important to figure out is what is causing the post nasal drip. Allergies are one cause certainly and should be looked for. Allergy testing is available in various forms. Another common cause of post nasal drip is reflux. Primary lung problems like asthma can also present with cough. He needs to be evaluated to sort out his difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the medical term for when a possible tiny piece of food is lodged or trapping your airways way in the back of throat? Major facial & lip swelling, all over top half of body redness with tingling, lips a hint of blue, the feeling of ear plugs in ea
Hello. : Hello. A foriegn body (including food) which is trapped in the airway and makes breathing difficult is a partial airway obstruction. A foriegn body that completely prevents breathing is a complete airway obstruction. I don't know what you are describing. But if you have swelling of your lips and face with difficulty breathing this could be a major allergice reaction. If that is the case - call 911 immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always a sensation of mucus dripping from nose to throat.No sore throat as such , no blocked nose either.Suffering from 8 months.Any suggestions?
Post nasal drip: Uris, allergies, sinusitis, foreign body in nose, pregnancy, medications, deviated septum or another anatomical problem, changing weather, cold temps, or dry air, spicy foods, fumes from chemicals, perfumes, cleaning products, smoke, or other irritants can all cause thickening and persistent mucous discharge. Think about this and try figuring out cause, or see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Would a sore throat from rabies look and feel the same as a sore throat caused by a common cold? (Postnasal drip, visible mucus in throat, etc.)
A lot of mucous draining in throat. Swallow because of it. Can this cause nausea. Occasional nose runs clear.
Yes: Swallowing lots of snot can cause nausea. The post nasal drip and runny nose could be from the increased dry air due to the heat being on all the time because of the "polar vortex". Would recommend humidifier on in bedroom 24/7, and use lots of saline nasal spray so that your nose thinks it can stop making its own goo.! great personal steam nebulizer is "my pur mist" at target. Works great! ...Read more
I have post nasal drip, throat clearing, soreness @upper rear of mouth/top of throat. Intermittent feeling of throat being restricted?not gerd/allergy
It can be.: That sensation may be a manifestation of food actually having a tough time going through an irritated esophagus, or it may be what is called globus sensation. Globus sensation is the feeling of something in the throat when nothing is there. It may be related to reflux also. Frequently that sensation goes away with good control of acid reflux. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, GERD but ...: First, could 'swelling' in throat be an allergic reaction to something new in your environment (new food, med). Gerd symptoms are: sensation of a lump in the throat, hoarseness or sore throat, burning sensation in your chest (heartburn) spreading to the throat, sour taste in your mouth, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), chronic dry cough , regurgitation of food or sour liquid (acid reflux). ...Read more
persistent clearing of throat and excess mucus in throat Have tried allergy/asthma meds and low dose PPIs.
A new allergist or GI doc? Silent re
LERD possible: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Agree, further evaluation is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to deal with constant feeling of lump in throat and chronic post nasal drip where you are always clearing your throat and always needing to spit up stuff?
Possibly allergies: Your postnasal drip could be from allergies, or from a chronic sinusitis. If you know that you have allergies, you can try an antihistamine such as loratadine or cetirizine, both over the counter. You can also try an over the counter nasal steroid, which can help both allergies and a chronic sinusitis. IF not improving, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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