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Hello docs. I was wondering can too much coffee cause tighness in throat?

Hello docs. I was wondering can too much coffee cause tighness in throat?

Yes: Yes, coffee especially excessive amounts can lead to reflux and reflux can lead to irritation of the cricopharyngeus muscle. When it cricopharyngeus muscle's irritated it will tighten leaving to the feeling of a lump in your throat. ...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


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Is it true that coffee helps throat swelling?

Is it true that coffee helps throat swelling?

Unlikely: Warm coffee may be soothing for throat irritation, but coffee and/or caffeine will NOT treat swelling. Consultation with a physician where the cause of swelling is identified can lead to a more effective treatment. ...Read more

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I drank my coffee that was too hot. Swallowed it and burnt my throat. What should I do? My throat feels like it's closing up from swelling!

I drank my coffee that was too hot. Swallowed it and burnt my throat. What should I do? My throat feels like it's closing up from swelling!

? ER, Aloe juice, Vit C: If you feel like you are having difficulty breathing due to the swelling please go to the ER immediately, but it would be uncommon for your throat to swell that much from hot coffee.
I advise getting aloe vera juice and drink it, trying to gargle with it. Also take Vit C 1000 mg every 2 hours. Licorice tea or tablets may also help.
But if there is bad pain and swelling please seek medical care. ...Read more

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Swallowed scalding hot coffee and burned my throat and stomach, what can I do?

Swallowed scalding hot coffee and burned my throat and stomach, what can I do?

Burns: When you burn the inside of the mouth, throat and esophagus/stomach with hot liquids, you can drink something cold to stop the progression of the burn. If it has been longer than a day or two, the damage is done and you will start to heal. During the early healing process, you should keep your diet soft to avoid further trauma and give it some time. If swallowing becomes difficult see a GI dr. ...Read more

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I have coffee + milk every morning. Lately, I've noticed that if I have two cups, my throat feels a little phlegmy and strange -- could I be lactose?

I have coffee + milk every morning. Lately, I've noticed that if I have two cups, my throat feels a little phlegmy and strange -- could I be lactose?

Maybe: Symptoms of lactose intolerance are generally cramping/bloating of the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and gas. They are highest in ethnic groups and lowest in caucasians. A simple test from a doctor can reveal if you are truly lactose intolerant or not. All the best! ...Read more

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Ate cookie with coffee started coughing while trying to swallow now I feel a tickle in my throat. Is it possible I inhaled something?

Ate cookie with coffee started coughing while trying to swallow now I feel a tickle in my throat. Is it possible I inhaled something?

Unlikely: If you inhaled something you would still be coughing. The tickle is likely irritated tissue from the cough or the cookie or an unrelated early viral illness. ...Read more

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I usually feel as if I have a frog in my throat, it will be dry & attempts to cough it out fails. Happens most mornings & when I drink coffee.

I usually feel as if I have a frog in my throat, it will be dry & attempts to cough it out fails. Happens most mornings & when I drink coffee.

Acid Reflux: Your symptoms are typical of gastroesophageal reflux and may be relieve by an otc acid reducer. If you have occasional heartburn, that is confirmatory. But if you do not have hearburn, it does not rule out acid reflux as it is often "silent." except for the cough, of course. ...Read more

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I had some really hot coffee and burnt my throat slightly. Throat was a bit itchy on the day. Now has worsened into a really bad cough. What do I do?

I had some really hot coffee and burnt my throat slightly. Throat was a bit itchy on the day. Now has worsened into a really bad cough. What do I do?

Mgt: If your throat was irritated by the burn, it may result in pain with swallowing. Unless aspirated it is unlikely to be related to the itchiness and cough. There may be another triggering agent that you are reacting to.
I would advise taking an antihistamine and speaking with your PCP about the possibility of asthma. ...Read more

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Hello. I had a cup of green coffee 24 hours ago and have been suffering from shortness in breath and mild chest pain and tightened throat, what to do?

Throat tightness: If it were an allergic reaction, it should have subsided by now. As it has lasted 24 hours and is accompanied by shortness of breath, I would go to an emergency room to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Acid burning my throat - could stress, little sleep, and a lot of coffee contribute? I have painful acid coming up my throat recently. I don't get a lot of sleep, am under stress, and drink a lot of coffee. What is going on and what should I do?

Acid burning my throat - could stress, little sleep, and a lot of coffee contribute? I have painful acid coming up my throat recently. I don't get a lot of sleep, am under stress, and drink a lot of coffee. What is going on and what should I do?

Anxiety, GERD: I understand your distress.
You deserve Relief!
Yes! stress, little sleep, and a lot of coffee do contribute to painful acid coming up the throat.
Discuss with a Psychiatrist:
• Diagnosis of Anxiety and GERD
• Decrease Caffeine use
• Therapy for stresses of life
• Medication for Anxiety and GERD
• Visual Imagery
• Music Relaxation
Yoga
• Meditation
Tai Chi ...Read more

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My friend just developed a sore throat today, went to dr and has strep. I took a sip of her coffee yesterday. Chances I'll get sick?

My friend just developed a sore throat today, went to dr and has strep. I took a sip of her coffee yesterday. Chances I'll get sick?

Strep Throat: 29 year old lady with a concern about strep throat after sharing coffee with a girlfriend with strep throat. There is a good chance that you will develop strep throat and if you do it will develop relatively quickly. Please wait and if you start to develop symptoms of a sore throat then visit a physician ASAP for a rapid strep test to confirm the diagnosis prior to antibiotic therapy. Good luck ...Read more

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I scalded my throat with hot coffee 4 days ago, and now I'm coughing up green mucus and am having pain/discomfort. Doing soft diet and aloe juice.

I scalded my throat with hot coffee 4 days ago, and now I'm coughing up green mucus and am having pain/discomfort. Doing soft diet and aloe juice.

Coughing green mucus: I understand your discomfort.
Coughing up green mucus is likely not related to scalding of throat with hot coffee.
Post nasal drip due to a sinus infection can cause green mucous.
Blood cells- Neutrophils contain a greenish-colored enzyme, they can turn the mucus the same color.
Smoking, infection, and air pollution can give color to the mucus.
See your Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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I sipped a coffee of a friend who was diagnosed with strep next day. 72 hrs later I've chills/malaise. Preemptive to test strep? No sore throat yet.

I sipped a coffee of a friend who was diagnosed with strep next day. 72 hrs later I've chills/malaise. Preemptive to test strep? No sore throat yet.

See MD for an exam: 29 year old lady with chills/malaise. Please visit your physician for a full exam. A physician can examine you in person and not only take into account your symptoms, but also examine you physically. MD needs to know your vital signs, medical history. I would test for strep if you were in the office, however, malaise/chills with no fever are not enough to give you antibiotics with no rapid strep. ...Read more

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My throat feels like it's blocked a lot and I have to clear it. I take psychotropic meds and drink a cup coffee a day+green tea extract+alot of water.?

My throat feels like it's blocked a lot and I have to clear it. I take psychotropic meds and drink a cup coffee a day+green tea extract+alot of water.?

Meds?: Have your primary doctor or pharmacist check the medication combinations you are taking to make sure they are not increasing side effects like dry mouth. A thorough physical examination is not a bad idea either. ...Read more

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I drank ice coffee at night, im trying to go to sleep, but my heart pounds very hard. Also, mt throat is soar, cant sleep, worried, what's wrong?

I drank ice coffee at night, im trying to go to sleep, but my heart pounds very hard. Also, mt throat is soar, cant sleep, worried, what's wrong?

You serious?: You drink coffee and night and you can't sleep. Hmm, Lemme see if I can solve this mystery: oh, I got it - try NOT drinking caffeinated beverages at a time you want to sleep. And, yes, caffeine can make your heart race. ...Read more

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I have enjoyed coffee for many years. Lately I've been getting tightness in my throat after my morning coffee. Is this GERD? New allergic reaction?

I have enjoyed coffee for many years. Lately I've been getting tightness in my throat after my morning coffee. Is this GERD? New allergic reaction?

Coffee chest tightne: Could be gastritis, try ranitidine/ previcid, check for H pylori a bacteria associated w/ gastritis. Have you noticed the same response w/ coffee yogurt or coffee ice cream? Coffee at other times of day? Noticed tightening w/other foods (coke, tea, orange juice in AM)? Less likely allergy if occur with OJ. F/U w/ allergist but should avoid coffee till then if allergy concern. F/u w/doc ...Read more

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I can't seem to clear my throat. Had MRI & CAT scan, but all was normal. Had this for 2-3 yrs. Healthy 59 yr old male. No allergies, 1 cup coffee/da?

I can't seem to clear my throat. Had MRI & CAT scan, but all was normal. Had this for 2-3 yrs. Healthy 59 yr old male. No allergies, 1 cup coffee/da?

Be diligent: Good news is your MR and CT are normal so far. If you have not already, I would see an ENT Dr. Or a GI, even both and one can do a visual inspection of your throat are by performing an "NPL" (The ENT dr) and the GI can do an "EGD" to examine your esophagus and both would asses for any increased acid or mucus production. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Getting problem while burping, seems something struck in throat. Feels gas problem. Vomited coffee color liquid. Please advise?

Need to see GI: Feeling something stuck in the throat and vomiting coffee ground material are serious symptoms. The later one is indicative of bleeding from the stomach or duodenum and the former one is indicative of some problem in the esophagus. I will advise you to see gastroenterologist and endoscopy will give the answer to the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had coffee this morning with milk and sugar. And now my stomach is hurting, I have diaherra, I feel like there's a lump in the left side of my throat?

I had coffee this morning with milk and sugar. And now my stomach is hurting, I have diaherra, I feel like there's a lump in the left side of my throat?

Coincidence?: In predisposed individuals, caffeine can trigger intestinal peristalsis and, hence, stomach ache and diarrhea. However, if this is the first time this has happened after your morning cup of coffee, then the two are probably unrelated. Also, unless the coffee was VERY hot, I don't see any connection between the coffee & the lump in your throat. ...Read more

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Why does drinking coffee make my eyes itchy and throat sore? I take PPIs and antihistamines daily

Why does drinking coffee make my eyes itchy and throat sore? I take PPIs and antihistamines daily

Avoid coffee: Obviously you are reacting to something in the coffee. You can change brands and see if that helps. If the symptoms persist, then try tea or some other beveridge. ...Read more

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What does it mean when stomach acid goes up to throat when getting up in the morning? The coffee I drank last night? Brain tumor?!

What does it mean when stomach acid goes up to throat when getting up in the morning? The coffee I drank last night? Brain tumor?!

GERD: It sounds like you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). You should see your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist for an examination. ...Read more

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Why do I get a sore throat after eating certain foods? It's usually foods high in fat (peanut butter, olive oil, etc.) and sometimes, coffee. Thanks!

May be reflux: Of acidic stomach contents. Fatty foods, coffee, chocolate, a bunch of meds, large meals, lying down or bending over after eating, pepiermint, chamomile can all increase reflux into esophagus. Can go all the way up to the throat in some people. ...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