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Cure For Constant Throat Clearing
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
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
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
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
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.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Sore throat, constant throat clearing, mucus in throat voice sounds funny sometimes. What could it be?
Frequent post nasal drip, each episodes last 6 weeks. Causes breathing problems, choking, constant throat clearing. Is it exacerbated by my goiter?
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
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
I have been experiencing a lot of throat clearing for almost a year and a half, should I be concerned its serious?
LPR: Laryngopharygeal reflux is when a small amount of acid comes up into the throat and irritates it. It is a common cause of dry tickle cough, chronic sore throat, lump in the the throat, post nasal drip, phlegm in the throat, and throat clearing. It responds well to proton pump inhibitor rx. You need to see ent. I doubt anything serious, but get checked. ...Read more
Chronic throat clearing after a cold almost 4 years ago. Too scared to get scoped, did this do damage to my throat. What can I do to stop it!! ?
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
I have this chronic throat clearing problem for a little over a year now. It started after a bad cold, and won't go away. Please give advice.
My husband was sent to a specialist about his frequent throat clearing. He was told it was a habit. Every time we leave the city he has no problem.?
Could be reflux: Just based on your concerns, reflux certainly comes to mind, which would not necessarily be a "habit." reflux can get to the level of the voice box and one of the most common symptoms of reflux to the voice box is throat clearing. He needs a good exam of the larynx to help determine. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Lemon tea/ Throat: Lemon tea, warm water, cool water or any other tea helps with throat clearing, presuming that it it the result of thickened mucus in that location. The point is to stay hydrated, which helps thin mucus and keep it moving smoothly and discretely down the throat. This limits the reflex to clear your throat. ...Read more
Unless the thyroid is asymmetric or huge, would not cause throat clearing. Chronic fatigue and throat clearing, rule out:
acid reflux with reduced sleep
post nasal drip due to chronic sinusitis
generalized aching: consider gum disease or sinus disease.
Sinusitis: see www. Grossaninstitute. Com. ...Read more
Not really: As anxiety is more known to "dry" the mouth making speaking difficult. On the other hand, in your case, anxiety may trigger a reflexive "clearing" throat irritating the pharynx enough to produce excessive mucous. An allergic reaction and/or viral infection should be ruled out. Get your gp have your throat examined first & then see a mental health professional 2 get help w/ your anxiety. ...Read more
How long is cometely safe to stay on pantoprazole 40... Doc gave to me for throat clearing problem but am scared this coukd cause other problems?
Indefinitely: These meds are safe long term but dietary management for mild to moderate reflux symptoms equally effective. If this med necessary can prevent calcium absorption and promote osteoporosis so take calcium. See product information for greater detail. Diet changes-avoid alcohol, caffeine, fatty and spicy foods. Weight loss, smaller meals, no eat or drink 3-4 hrs before sleep ...Read more
How bad will my throat clearing be on a plane? My endoscopy will not b done before I go away. Will the altitude make it worse? I am so nervous now!
It might be ZERO!: "throat clearing" is often a nervous tic, with a skilled hypnotherapist, accomplished with the use of medical hypnosis, it may be abolished with a single visit! Especially if there is a large psychological component. If the origin of the symptom is "organic", a small dose of haloperidol (haldol) may abolish it. That is the drug used in tourettes's syndrome; a disorder of verbal tics, vocalizations. ...Read more
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