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Constantly Clear Throat
Yes: Because is an irritant & could cause it. ...Read more
I constantly clear my throat due to never ending mucous. I have been this way for over 2 years. What can this be?
Eval: I don't know your diagnosis. However by the description provided, this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
My uvula is swollen, it's not painful just very annoying, feels like I have to constantly clear my throat. Should I be concerned?
YOU SHOULD HAVE: Your doctor take a look at it for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Every day, I constantly clear my throat. I do it every minute or less. If I try not to, I get a tight feeling in my chest. What could this be?
Throat clearing: If you think about where the throat is, it is situated in the middle of a crossroads, so to speak. Food and water go down when you eat or drink and air passes when you breathe. Your mouth and nose are above your voice box and your stomach is below. Post-nasal drainage could cause your symptoms and this could be allergies. Reflux can also be coming from your stomach and causing the same issue. ...Read more
Why do I constantly clear my throat? Worse in the morning? I don't have heartburn or any pain. It's just annoying alway having to do it, please help!
My son passed on virus to me, & I got post nasal drip for 2 weeks w/ coughing. It has cleared but now every morning I constantly have clear throat?
Post-viralnasal drip: This is very common to have after a viral cold. Post-nasal drip causes the feeling of needing to clear your throat. It is common in the morning hours after you have been lying flat for a while. This should over time go away. However, it may be prudent to be checked out by an allergist and evaluate whether allergies have developed, because this is also a common sign of rhinitis caused by allergies. ...Read more
I am experiencing chest congestion that makes me feel like a have a gurgly sound when I speak, so I constantly clear my throat?
My 4 year old has post nasal drip, causing her to constantly clear her throat. Will clartin or zrytec help? Which works better? Thanks
I have to constantly clear my throat, been going on for many years my nose is also stuffy, also smelly breath, is it food related or allergies?
I constantly clear my throat, and my nose runs sometimes I also get anxiety also hard to swallow?
Anxiety, tic disorde: What you are describing could be a few things. Your primary care doctor is going to be an important first stop for evaluation & treatment. With these symptoms she/he will likely look for causes that an ear-nose-throat specialist would follow-up on. Talk about your other anxiety symptoms and ask if this may be a tic disorder (not the bug, it's a neurological condition). Reach out today! ...Read more
Can you have constant clear phlegm in throat with a stuffy nose that worsens at night but no sinus related issue?
I have a tight throat and something is swollen under my chin. Also constant need to clear throat for months. Went to dr. Said post nasal drip. Legit?
21 years old tight throat, swollen under chin, constantly needing to clear throat, and sometimes pain in ear months. 6 dr. All say I'm fine. Cancer?
Constantly have to clear throat and chest. Post nasal drip everyday. Nose not blocked/runny. On Lansoprazole for 2 months already + steroid inhaler. Was told I have chronic pharyngitis last month.
I have had a cough for several weeks now. I'm not sick or anything, just been constantly having to clear my throat. I do not smoke and eat v healthy?
See your doctor: A chest x-ray is usually a good idea for persistent cough, and its probably going to be normal. Three most common causes of the cough you describe are post-nasal drip, acid reflux, and asthma. Yours sounds like post-nasal drip. Over the counter decongestants can help if that is the case, but limit their use to a week or so. Sometimes an inhaled steroid helps, but this can take weeks to work. ...Read more
Not necessarily: But you should probably have a ears, nose, and throat specialist check your throat. .. ...Read more
Can hypertrophic spurs of the anterior margin of the cervical vertebras cause constant urge to clear your throat?
My throat constantly feels like there is phlegm build up all around my throat for the last 6 months. Constantly trying to clear my throat?
Dry - Globus feeling: Hello, the sensation that you may be feeling could be coming from a condition called globus pharyngitis or possibly from dryness. This is usually caused by a reflux of juices from your stomach up through your esophagus into the area around your vocal cords. Possibly dehydration could be responsible too. Drink more water and if this irritation occurs over a long time, see your ENT doctor ...Read more
My throat croaks and gurgles and I constantly have to clear my throat. I feel like I mainly clear my throat in the winter but notsure. Is acid reflux?
Could be: Go to a doctor to get tested and examined. I hope you get a cure for the croaks and gurgles. ...Read more
I'm having constant phlegm and constantly tryin to clear my throat but nothing happens. When phlegm does come up its extremely sticky and dry. It's been going on for at least 8 months. And definitely getting worse. I'm really concerned. Sometimes it feels
You need to see: A clinician/ healthcare professional to diagnose and treat. If you smoke cigarettes, please stop or at least use E-cigs to avoid further breathing problems. You may have chronic bronchitis which is usually result of untreated asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or bronchiectasis from chronic infections, or other pulmonary diseases. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I constantly have to clear my throat to talk and sometimes, I feel like I can't get all of it because its in a hollow area in mythroat that I can't reach. What should I do?
Real or imaginary?: If the brain tells you it is there, then it is real for you. Many things can give the sensation. Occasionally it is a tic (habit) and nothing is there. Smokers are more likely to no move their mucus. Rsv is one of the winter viruses that causes thick mucus. Thick mucus can be thinned with Guaifenesin and copious water intake. ...Read more
I'm 21. Lost my voice due to smoking/yelling while sick. Gone 2 months. Constantly have to clear my throat. Could this possibly be permanent-reinjury?
Impossible to say: You need to see an ENT doctor (ears, nose and throat) to examine your vocal cords to see if you have done any damage. Other tests may be needed as well. Most people yell when they are angry, and if you have not been able to control your anger, especially when sick, that is part of the problem. Anger management programs exist and you might benefit from one. ...Read more
Hi doctor, I constantly have to clear my throat and I also cough. I also feel some pain in the right side of my chest.
Cough and pain:
It is time for you to set up an appointment with your primary doctor.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more