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Getting Rid Of A Tickle In Your Throat
Treat problem: If the water feeling in your ear is due to actual liquid in your ear, treat the cause. If it is due to actual retained water from bathing or shower, consider a hair blow dryer on cool temperature setting. If it is due to infection or inflammation of your ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear, get it treated. It begins with a correct diagnosis. ...Read more
If it bothers you.: There are medications available over-the- counter to loosen the mucus in your throat. If your soreness persists, you may have a bacterial infection and should see a doctor. ...Read more
Please see your PCP: Or gastroenterologist. There are several things that can cause such a sensation. You do need to get it checked. Sorry, can't say what it is exactly as i can't examine you. ...Read more
Throat tickle: Throat tickling may be from mucus drainage from the nose or sinuses as it relates to allergies or sinus infection. It may also be related to mild acid reflux without the typical "heart burn." the key to resolution of symptoms is determining the trigger so the right treatment is used. An allergist or ENT can be helpful in sorting this out. ...Read more
I have the flu which is causing a sore throat and a very bad taste in my mouth. Any remedies to get rid of the bad taste?
AURI: Give plenty of fluids to loosen the mucus. Check if it is viral or bacterial , antibiotics help heal faster. ...Read more
No cure, reduce sxs.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Try ginger w honey. ...Read more
I get a 'burning' feeling in the back of my throat and then major draining of phlegm with a chunk of solid material in it..Why?
Probable nasopharyng: The nasopharynx is the area at the junction of the nasal cavity and upper throat which can have both acute and chronic infection. The acute type has a sore throat, drainage, and often ear pain and can be viral or bacterial. The chronic form has chunks of discolored drainage particularly in the morning with persistent daytime post nasal drip and sore throat. Suggest bacterial culture. ...Read more
I get a feeling of pressure in the middle of my chest, between my breast.I also get a feeling of something stuck in my throat,but no trouble breathing?
Not normal: Unusual symptom. May be a variant of globhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globus_pharyngiss. See ENT doc for evaluation if symptoms persist. ...Read more
How can I get rid of the hacking cough and congested nose that lingers in the end stage of a cold?
Saline Rinse: A great remedy is to start a saline rinse. There are many out there different types available otc (neilmed sinus rinse). This will help remove the irritatants. Another otc med is that is useful for cough with phlegm is Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm. The Mucinex (guaifenesin) will loosen secretions and the dextromethorphan (dm) will help with the cough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Post nasal drip is from acid reflux, too dry saliva, retained throat secretions because the pharynx can't clear them, pharyngeal diverticulitis, foreign body sensation from globus, habit, chronic nasopharyngitis, and others. It rarely indicates a serious condition but i would be most concerned if there is coughing or choking with swallowing, hoarseness, or abnormal swallowing. Know cause to treat. ...Read more
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