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Doctor insights on: Cough With A Burning Sensation Or Dryness In The Throat

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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I have sore throat. It feels really dry and their is slight and burning sensation as well. What to do? I have this cough syrup 'Zedex' (Bromhexine).

I have sore throat. It feels really dry and their is slight and burning sensation as well. What to do? I have this cough syrup 'Zedex' (Bromhexine).

Dr. Can check throat: New 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 or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I recently started having a burning sensation in my throat sinus and lungs when I breathe it is worse if I breathe deeply and makes me cough any sugg?

I recently started having a burning sensation in my throat sinus and lungs when I breathe it is worse if I breathe deeply and makes me cough any sugg?

Irritated: Sounds like your upper airway is irritated. This is usually from an obvious event like inhaling toxic gas or smoke injury or most commonly from an upper airway virus. I would seek medical attention if you become short of breath, start wheezing or develop new symptoms like fever, change in sputum color. ...Read more

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I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

I am experiencing runny nose and burning sensation in my lungs. The following also describe me: Cough, Nasal congestion, Sore throat, and Difficulty breathing through my nose.

Virus: Most likely you have a virus. We can order a strep test if the sore throat is very severe. Drink plenty of fluids, drink bone broth/chicken soup, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you do not get better with this or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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Dryness of throat and lips and burning sensation on tongue especially at night and after taking milk or sugar?

Dryness of throat and lips and burning sensation on tongue especially at night and after taking milk or sugar?

Need exam: There are a number of things that can cause this, including medicarions, allergies, food sensitivities and more. The best thing do you to do is see a dentist, oral surgeon or your doctor for a complete evaluation of this. In the meantime avoid the sugars. Sugar can cause rapidly progressing tooth decay in a dry mouth. ...Read more

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I have been coughing, a sore throat, and the inside of my nose has a burning sensation. Any idea why my nose burns inside? It also is hard to breathe

I have been coughing, a sore throat, and the inside of my nose has a burning sensation. Any idea why my nose burns inside? It also is hard to breathe

Cold or allergy: Your symptoms can either be related to a viral infection or to nasal allergies, both can irritate your nasal passages and make your nose sensitive. Use a saline nasal spray to soothe it, it should help you until you get your symptoms checked with your doctor. ...Read more

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I frequently have burning sensation on my throat. What might be the problem?

I frequently have burning sensation on my throat. What might be the problem?

A few things: Could have post nasal drip or allergens. Could also have acid from your stomach sneaking back up your esophagus. Everything else is pretty unlikely unless you have some underlying condition we don't know about. ...Read more

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What does a burning sensation in the throat signify?

What does a burning sensation in the throat signify?

Voice rest: And salt water gargles and rest. If this is not a result of cheering for your team then it may be the start of a viral sore throat.Back to answer # 1:voice rest, warm saline gargles and personal rest. I'd also advise chicken noodle soup as well. If mom can prepare it you'll recover faster. ...Read more

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I need advice on what's this burning sensation in my throat?

I need advice on what's this burning sensation in my throat?

GERD: One of the most common causes of burning in the throat is high reflux of gastric acid. In the absence of infection, I think the most common cause of your symptoms in a 48 year old is LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux. This may be due to a number of problems that are best diagnosed and treated by a GI specialist. ...Read more

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There's a burning sensation in my throat! Can't get it to go away please suggest?

There's a burning sensation in my throat! Can't get it to go away please suggest?

Acid reflux?: The symptom you describe could represent gerd, gastroesophageal reflux disease. You may have other symptoms which you may have ignored in the past. Belching? Acid taste in throat? Throat clearing? Cough? Should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be anything I can do to make the burning sensation in the back of my throat stop?

Throat burning: Can be caused by nasal discharge or acid reflux, both of which are quite common. Because reflux is more likely to burn than post nasal drip, reflux treatment would be the first to try. You could select from antacids (tums, maalox, etc), zantac or prilosec. All are available over-the-counter. Most effective is likely to be prilosec. If that isn't helpful, try an antihistamine like zrytec. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with an acidic burning sensation in my throat it's not horrible but it is irritating what might this be?

LPR: Laryngeal-pharyngeal reflux is a common disorder in which there is a reflux of gastric acid into the upper esophagus. The classical triad of symptoms are 1.) burning sensation in the throat, 2.) cough and 3.) voice changes. If you eat late at night, this is common. If not, see a gastro-enterologist for a diagnosis. If this is a rare event, do not worry. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in throat. Feels hard to swallow.

Gerd: Most common cause is gastro esophageal reflux disease. This is caused by stomach acid coming up the throat. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in throat and upper chest, what to do?

I have burning sensation in throat and upper chest, what to do?

See your physician: You may have reflux disease. You should get checked. Until then try an OTC PPI or antacid for relief. But make sure youmget checked. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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