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Doctor insights on: Constant Throat Irritation

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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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Sore throat, feels scratchy and irritated like there's fibers stuck in back of throat, keeps triggering gag reflex. Also dull ache in throat.

Sore throat, feels scratchy and irritated like there's fibers stuck in back of throat, keeps triggering gag reflex. Also dull ache in throat.

Allergies?: You could be having an allergic reaction with some swelling in the back of your throat. Try taking some benedryl to see if it helps. If you develop worsening pain, trouble breathing or a fever over 101.5 then see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

What can cause throat clearing and constant mucus feeling in throat?

Stuff going up/down: Upper respiratory issues (sinusitis, allergies) causing mucus drainage down the throat or acid reflux up the throat can commonly result in those symptoms. Acid reflux or "silent reflux" commonly causes throat clearing, sensation of something stuck in throat, voice changes, post-nasal drip or phlegm in throat, and cough. Stay hydrated and see your doc! ...Read more

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Constant mucus in throat?

Constant mucus in throat?

Allergic rhinitis: Sounds like allergic rhinitis or if you're a smoker then it maybe chronic bronchitis. If you don't smoke, then it can be treated by avoiding allergens, especially pollen dust, and other household triggers or you may see your primary doc and be given a nasal corticosteroid spray which are usually quite effective. ...Read more

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Terrible PND swollen left tonsil slight sore throat . Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?

Terrible PND swollen left  tonsil slight sore throat . Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured to rule out strep. and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. Gerd can also cause similar SX and can respond to ZANTAC OR NEXIUM (esomeprazole). ...Read more

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Burning in back throat. Sore when swallow. Bloated feeling. Post nasal drip or acid reflux??

Burning in back throat. Sore when swallow. Bloated feeling. Post nasal drip or acid reflux??

Or both: But most probably reflux, given the constellation of symptoms, anyways you need to see your doctor, meanwhile you can try OTC reflux medication like omeprazole 20 mg once a day for a week or two only, read the labels carefully though. Besides that, reflux precautions as avoiding caffiene as much as you can, fried foods, excess carbonated beverages, raising pillows lose weight, good luck ...Read more

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Can constant sinus drainage cause tonsillitis with white patches on tonsils and slight burning sensation in throat?

Can constant sinus drainage cause tonsillitis with white patches on tonsils and slight burning sensation in throat?

See long answer: Not exactly. Tonsillitis actually an infection of the tonsils by bacteria or viruses. White patches in tonsils can be accumulation of food or mucous in the crypts of the tonsils when you swallow. When you have a lot of mucous such as when you have a cold or allergies the white debris increases in the tonsils. Gargling and spitting 1/4 strength hydrogen peroxide might help. ...Read more

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What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

What causes a throat irritation and raspiness in throar?

Throat irritation: This could be many things but two of the more common causes are allergies and reflux. It can also be an infection. You will need a more thorough evaluation by a medical provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause globus hysteria and sore throat and slight ear pain..

Can seasonal allergies cause globus hysteria and sore throat and slight ear pain..

Seasonal allergies: In extreme conditions one can develop globus hystericus as well as sore throat and ear ache from the mucus produced from the allergies ...Read more

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28 yo frequent sinusitis sufferer. Headache, cough, fluid behind ears, tickling in throat. Reoccurring sinus infection?

28 yo frequent sinusitis sufferer.  Headache,  cough,  fluid behind ears,  tickling in throat.  Reoccurring sinus infection?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see an ENT doctor. There may be underlying issues, e.g., a deviated septum, or immune deficiency that would require an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does post nasal drip cause constant throat clearing?

Does post nasal drip cause constant throat clearing?

Yes: When body produces excessive mucus, thicker than normal does it become problem when the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it's called postnasal drip.Colds, flu allergies (called allergic postnasal drip), sinus infection or sinusitis are most common causes. Postnasal drip creates an annoying feeling that makes you want to constantly clear your throat. Antihistamines help. ...Read more

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Itchy throat, deep cough, yellow mucus with weird taste and stuffy sinuses. Swollen Lymph nodes. Ear irritation.

Itchy throat, deep cough, yellow mucus with weird taste and stuffy sinuses. Swollen Lymph nodes.
Ear irritation.

Inflammation: What you described is consistent with inflammation of the nasal sinuses. It the issue does not resolve in a week, it would be prudent to see an ENT specialist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more