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Loose cough after eating and some in the mornings. Constant throat clearing for a few yrs. Psst smoker quit 2yrs ago. Tried Zantac still have issue?

Loose cough after eating and some in the mornings. Constant throat clearing for a few yrs. Psst smoker quit 2yrs ago. Tried Zantac still have issue?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, zantac is not an appropriate medication for your issue. Your symptoms do not seem to indicate any serious health condition.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
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Hi Doctor for a few weeks I have an urge to throat clear after food/drink this lasts about 10 minutes or so then subsides. I have less throat clearing?

Hi Doctor for a few weeks I have an urge to throat clear after food/drink this lasts about 10 minutes or so then subsides. I have less throat clearing?

Throat Clearing: Often this is due to thick mucus that accumulates in the lower throat. Green tea with lemon may help. Is there a sinus with postnasal drip?
Ask your doctor about using Clear. Ease Lozenges - these are the papain/bromelain enzymes you melt in your mouth between cheek and gums to thin the mucus. ...Read more

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Upper back pain and throat tightness along with constant throat clearing, stomach feels weird and bloats right after eating. Is this acid reflux?

Upper back pain and throat tightness along with constant throat clearing, stomach feels weird and bloats right after eating. Is this acid reflux?

Possibly: However, your symptoms are also suggestive of gallbladder disease (stones or inflammation). Get examined a get an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Are lpr and ms connected in any way constant throat clearing?

Are lpr and ms connected in any way constant throat clearing?

Lot and ms: Are lpr and ms connected in any way constant throat clearing? ANS: I do not know what apr is. MS can mean mitral stenosis, mental stress, Mississippi, message, Please clarify. Now you see why one should not use abbreviations in medicine. ...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 throat clearing. Not crazy. No other symptoms. Would I need an HIV test?

Constant throat clearing. Not crazy. No other symptoms. Would I need an HIV test?

Allergies??: The throat clearing may be associated with allergies especially to dust or dust mites. See an allergist for some testing. Good news is that this symptom has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with HIV!

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What can cause constant throat clearing? I've had an endoscopy and laryngeal oscopy and all are inconclusive.

What can cause constant throat clearing? I've had an endoscopy and laryngeal oscopy and all are inconclusive.

Aging rhinitis: Things to consider when endoscopy equivocal: aging rhinitis - often causes unrecognized post-nasal drip, which improves with twice daily saline sinus irrigation; acid reflux during sleep - a trial of a proton pump inhibitor is worth considering; unrecognized sleep apnea, which can exacerbate reflux. ...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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Been a few years, constantly clearing throat. Prob not pnd because it's usually relieved when lying down. Worse w/ cold temps, indoors, exercise.?

Been a few years, constantly clearing throat. Prob not pnd because it's usually relieved when lying down. Worse w/ cold temps, indoors, exercise.?

Sometimes reflux: I wouldn't rule out PND just because you're better when laying down. Allergies, mild asthma, and reflux frequently cause these symptoms. It takes months of reflux treatment to see a difference. Would recommend seeing ent, getting a good exam after a thorough and specific history of the problem. ...Read more

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All day everyday constantly clearing throat, swallow alot feels like something not letting saliva go down, plegm buildup, worse after I eat. Why?

All day everyday constantly clearing throat, swallow alot feels like something not letting saliva go down, plegm buildup, worse after I eat. Why?

Could be GERD w/LPR: 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. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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My almost 7 yo son has constant sniffing, throat clearing, and mouth stretching. His pedi has told me not to worry but its been over 6 months?

My almost 7 yo son has constant sniffing, throat clearing, and mouth stretching. His pedi has told me not to worry but its been over 6 months?

Could be allergies: Are causing his nasal drainage (which causes throat clearing). Environmental allergens (molds & dust are noticable during winter months, and you've seen his symptoms for 6 months), but foods can also cause similar symptoms. I often recommend the airfree purifier to eliminate mold, homeopathic mold and dust remedies, and if foods are the problem, eliminate wheat and dairy for 2 weeks then challenge. ...Read more

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Getting tingling sensation in throat more on left side causing cough and throw up after every meal. Constantly clearing throat. Please advice?

Getting tingling sensation in throat more on left side causing cough and throw up after every meal. Constantly clearing throat. Please advice?

Reflux: You are experiencing reflux. Eat smaller meals and do not drink so much water at one time. Avoid acidic foods. Try Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec over the counter twice a day and you will be feeling better soon. Feel better! ...Read more

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4 days with a cough, flem in the throat, constantly clearing throat and nose. Sometimes when breathing out, only when forced, I wheeze, what to do?

4 days with a cough, flem in the throat, constantly clearing throat and nose. Sometimes when breathing out, only when forced, I wheeze, what to do?

See your doctor: Make an appointment with your primary care doctor to see if you have a cold, allergy, sinus infection or something else ...Read more

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Sore throat, constant throat clearing, mucus in throat voice sounds funny sometimes. What could it be?

Sore throat, constant throat clearing, mucus in throat voice sounds funny sometimes. What could it be?

Reflux: This sounds like gerd. You should go to a gastroenterologist for endoscopy. If the results show gerd you will need a ppi like Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec. ...Read more

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I have non allergic rhinitis. & post nasal drip. Constant drainage in throat. Constantly clearing throat and swallowing. What can I do to treat this?

I have non allergic rhinitis. & post nasal drip. Constant drainage in throat. Constantly clearing throat and swallowing. What can I do to treat this?

Non-Allergic Rhiniti: Start with salt water washes squeeze bottle twice daily. Follow up with either a nasal steroid or nasal antihistamine. Consider addition of oral tablets only if this simple regimen doesn't work. ...Read more

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Frequent post nasal drip, each episodes last 6 weeks. Causes breathing problems, choking, constant throat clearing. Is it exacerbated by my goiter?

Frequent post nasal drip, each episodes last 6 weeks. Causes breathing problems, choking, constant throat clearing. Is it exacerbated by my goiter?

Not likely: A goiter if big enough can cause swallowing problems but it should not cause post nasal drip. See your doc for eval. You might have sinus infections or allergies. ...Read more

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Sinus drainage, all clear mucous, post nasal drip in back of throat, clearing throat constantly, just started getting body aches, but no fever?

What's the question?: The symptoms sound like a viral respiratory infection ("cold"). Unless you develop a high fever, severe cough, chest pain, or shortness of breath, no antibiotics or specific medicines will help. The best treatments are rest, lots of fluids, a nasal decongestant or antihistamine if you are uncomfortably congested or need to just dry the drip, and a non-prescription pain reliever if needed. ...Read more

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3 yr old fussy eater struggled with lumps from weanin wakes up thirsty coughing at night constant throat clearing and constipation mucas in stools?

3 yr old fussy eater struggled with lumps from weanin wakes up thirsty coughing at night constant throat clearing and constipation mucas in stools?

Night cough: Is the clue. It means that the cough reflex is too sensitive and is a reflection of diet. Try 1. Cut his sugar. 2. Try getting rid of cow's milk and use soy.3. He may require gluten freedom. The food industry wants your money, not your health. ...Read more

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I started with sore throat. Now I constantly clearing throat and mucus and coughing. Stuffy nose. When I drink tea or coffee seems to make worse?

I started with sore throat. Now I constantly clearing throat and mucus and coughing. Stuffy nose. When I drink tea or coffee seems to make worse?

Throat discomfort: Top diagnoses to think about this time of year would be strep throat, allergic sinusitis & post-nasal drip, all of which can be tied into each other. To help with symptoms, you can obtain an antihistamine like Allegra & pair it with a nasal steroid like Flonase, both are OTC. Gargle with Listerine. Plenty fluids. If you are having fevers and the mucus is yellow-green, see your doc for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Cough, pain around temple & rt eye rt eye tearing. Constant throat clearing. Both ears popping constant since 7 months CT of chest & sinus clear ideas?

Cough, pain around temple & rt eye rt eye tearing. Constant throat clearing. Both ears popping constant since 7 months CT of chest & sinus clear ideas?

Allergic rhinitis: Cough, runny nose, itchy eyes, watery eyes are all part of allergic rhinitis. Opening and closing of your ear tubes is also indicative off allergic rhinitis. Which also gives you postnasal discharge that can cause you to clear your throat frequently. You should see an allergy immunology physician. ...Read more

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Constant stuffy nose. Rly nasues after eating anything and feels like throat swells no pain or trouble brething doc sched barium test said proly indeg?

Constant stuffy nose. Rly nasues after eating anything and feels like throat swells no pain or trouble brething doc sched barium test said proly indeg?

Stuffy now: Your stuffy nose can cause you to have post nasal drip that in turn will give you nausea. Your daytime fatigue and sleepiness can also be from a poor quality of sleep from your nasal congestion. The one you really need to see is an allergist! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 5yo to develop a clearing throat tic, what should I do about this?

Is it normal for a 5yo to develop a clearing throat tic, what should I do about this?

It's typical: 5 yr olds develop transient tics of this sort quite frequently. Best to ignore them. ...Read more

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Is major throat clearing due to a sinus issue or an allegy? My Dr wants me to do an allegy test...I really don't think I need it

Is major throat clearing due to a sinus issue or an allegy? My Dr wants me to do an allegy test...I really don't think I need it

Hard to say: If you have nasal symptoms, then post-nasal drips and/or sinusitis can cause your throat clearing. Reflux is another potential cause even in the absence of heart burns. ...Read more

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Back throat been feeling weird. Clearing throat often. Acid reflux or what is it? Of that how to heal or prevent it getting worse

Back throat been feeling weird. Clearing throat often. Acid reflux or what is it? Of that how to heal or prevent it getting worse

Globus sensation: Globus (lump) sensation may have multiple etiologies such as rhinitis with post nasal drip (allergic, vasomotor, infectious), laryngopharyngeal reflux (acid/pepsin/bile) into throat, cryptic tonsillar debris, and various tumors (less common). Monitor diet, consider trial of OTC acid medication and/or allergy medication. Follow up with ENT for evaluation with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Had phlegm for last 2 months, no coughing just clearing throat of the phlegm. Green in colour, little blood streaks on 1 or 2 occasions.

Had phlegm for last 2 months, no coughing just clearing throat of the phlegm. Green in colour, little blood streaks on 1 or 2 occasions.

Sounds like: Your allergies are acting up causing postnatal drainage and bad itching. Hence clearing of your throat and irritating your mucosa then occasional blood streaks. Get some OTC allergy meds and nasal spray like nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ or fluticasone. Use as directed. ...Read more

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I had sinusitis in april took meds 4 10 days. All gone. Now I have major throat clearing but no sinus issues. What is causing this now? So annoying!

I had sinusitis in april took meds 4 10 days. All gone. Now I have major throat clearing but no sinus issues. What is causing this now? So annoying!

Post-nasal drip: It is not unusual to have thick mucus draining from the nose and sinuses after a sinus infection that may linger for weeks to months. Mucus thinning medications, neti-pot saline rinses can help. Sometimes, antibiotics cause stomach irritation, gastritis, which can stir up some acid reflux that irritates your throat and you won't necessarily feel any heartburn. See and ENT doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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My dr gave me flonese script 4 my major throat clearing issue using it twice a day when will it kick in? Its been 4 days use 10am and 10pm. No change

My dr gave me flonese script 4 my major throat clearing issue using it twice a day when will it kick in? Its been 4 days use 10am and 10pm. No change

Flonase: Steroid nasal sprays may take up to 2 weeks to have a full effect but usually start working after 3-4 days of use. Give it more time. If it does not help you may need an antihistamine nasal spray to stop the post nasal drip. At your age you may suffer from vasomotor rhinitis. See an allergist if you have not done so yet. ...Read more

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I am a smoker, heavy drinker and have indulged in other activities of substance. My concern is my throat clearing lately. Very annoying!

Change Habits: You have already explained possible causes of your problem, so try to change your life style, it may improve some if your symptoms, meanwhile need to be evaluated by a doctor to run some diagnostic tests. ...Read more